Columbia River High School’s Magnet Night will be Wednesday, January 17. Our doors will be open at 6 pm.
Our intended outcome for the first 30 minutes of the evening is to provide a preview of some of our athletic, activity and club organizations. These programs make us a comprehensive high school and we have a great deal to share. Student and staff representatives from a variety of our teams, clubs and groups will be spread out in the Upper and Lower Commons. We hope you make personal connections during this time. We encourage incoming students to interact with current students and staff so that we can keep you informed over the spring and summer of upcoming events.
At 6:30 pm, Our Associated Student Body President and I will provide a welcome and some brief comments as “The State of The School”.
At 7:00 pm we will move to J. Hoover Gym to present our International Diploma Magnet Program. This meeting is for those students and families interested in learning more about the IB at Columbia River . During this presentation, you will hear from Julie Nygaard, River’s IB Magnet Coordinator, some of our teachers and our current students.
International Baccalaureate Magnet Program application checklist – applications submitted before February 5, 2018 are considered on-time.
In order to be ready for the IB diploma program, students must complete a first year algebra course (or its equivalent) with a grade of A or B by the end of their 8th grade year. Please note, in order to complete the requirements for the Full Diploma, 9th grade math is PreB Geometry or higher.
Checklist for ALL Applicants
- Thorough completion of the online application (Please use either Google Chrome or Safari as your web browser for the online application.)
- Request copies of current 7th & 8th grade transcripts from your current school and submit paper copies to Columbia River High School no later than Monday, February 5, 2018
- Schedule and complete an interview and writing sample. Interview dates are February 1, 3 and 8, 2018. Use this link to schedule an appointment for an interview SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044EAAAA23AAF94-ibmagnet2
Students who do not currently attend a VPS school will also need to submit their State Assessment (HSPE, MSP and EOC), MAP, SAT, PSAT or other similar scores from standardized tests) to Columbia River High School no later than February 5, 2018.
Students who reside outside of Vancouver School District boundaries…will be able to submit a boundary application after May 1, 2018 from your resident school district. If accepted, this boundary exception will need to be completed before May 15, 2018.
Applicants will be notified about the status of their acceptance by mail and email after March 8, 2018.