As part of the Aurora Public Schools strategic plan, APS 2020: Shaping the Future, staff members are focused on helping students earn credentials that will open doors later in life. Through the International Baccalaureate Programme, students can graduate with an IB diploma, automatically earning a minimum of 24 hours of college credit at any university in Colorado.
Gateway High School's Rychen Ly and Charles Reigies are two students on track to graduate with this honor, and they offered their thoughts on how IB is benefiting them.
On the benefits of the program and the doors an IB diploma could open for you:
“I’ve been better with procrastination because it really helps with time management skills. There’s also a lot of support we get from teachers and fellow IB students. Being in this program separates me from the pack and increases the chances of me getting into good colleges.” – Rychen Ly, junior
“It teaches me to manage my time and prioritize. It also taught me to be a leader. I’ve been accepted to Colorado Mesa University, and I attribute that to the IB classes I’ve taken. Beyond that, it’s my intention to get into medical school, and I feel this experience will help me with that as well.” – Charles Reigies, senior
Click here to learn more about the positive impact the IB Programme is having on Gateway students.
APS 2020: Shaping the Future - Goal 3:
-Every student will have credentials that open doors.