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International IB exams canceled for 2020 Diploma, Course Certificate candidates

International Baccalaureate (IB) exams have been canceled internationally due to the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting over 200,000 students worldwide. The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) will release FAQs and additional details regarding the cancellation to IB schools and coordinators by Friday.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

March 23, 2020

Today, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) announced the cancellation of all IB exams internationally that were scheduled from April 30 through May 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The decision affects over 200,000 juniors and seniors worldwide who were signed up to take Standard Leve...

On the Spot: IB Biology I classes sustaining life in new mesocosm project (with video)

CHS junior Tarun Rayapati works on a terrestrial environment in IB I Biology with Rebecca Wheatley in room E208 on Tuesday. The mesocosm project focuses on building either an aquatic or terrestrial environment using collective materials that can sustain itself for four weeks.

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

August 28, 2018

Today in Rebecca Wheatley’s IB Biology I classroom, lively chatter and energy surround the room as students shuffle soil in containers and arrange various cacti, seeds, and leaves all in preparation for their mesocosm project.   With the objective to sustain itself for four weeks, students mu...

Next generation of IB graduates learns more about program through introductory meeting

Next generation of IB graduates learns more about program through introductory meeting

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor

February 13, 2017

Each year, Coppell High School sophomores are faced with the decision of selecting International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses for their next two years of high school. Many consider joining the IB program because of its prestige and international recognition but are hesitant because...

AP/IB art students paint with a purpose at showcase

Coppell High School junior Giuliana Vargas presents her artworks to principal Mike Jasso during the AP/IB art showcase on Thursday. Vargas’s chosen concentration was two-dimensional art.

Elena Gillis, Staff Writer

May 30, 2016

On Thursday night, the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) art students of Coppell High School had a chance to showcase their work. The showcase featured the work of IB Visual Arts, AP 2D Design, AP Drawing and AP 3D Design students. There was a variety of paintings, sculptu...

Vergien empowers others to want to learn, revealed in IB World Magazine

Michael Vergien finds preparation for his classes a vital factor for his students to achieve the high level thinking he requires of them. Photo by Chelsea Banks.

April 20, 2015

By Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer @alexdalton04   Starting out with a literature/education blog to voice opinions over how English classes should be approached, Coppell High School International Baccalaureate English I and Gifted and Talented English II  teacher Michael Vergien found a way to ex...

IB hall alive and full of joy this holiday season

December 19, 2014

By Gabby Sahm staff writer @gabbysahm To celebrate the early release before the holiday break, today the International Baccalaureate hall is full of music and friends as the teachers and students band together to play some songs together. Drums, piano and a trumpet are just some of the instruments on show...

Bhatt starts new journey as IB teacher

September 12, 2014

Shruthika Pochampally staff writer @shruthreddy In addition to new administration staff, many new teachers have joined Coppell High School for the 2014-2015 school year. Richa Bhatt, a Pre-AP Biology and IB Biology teacher, has begun her journey as an IB teacher for the first time (International...

AP or IB: which to choose

Graphic by Julie Bordonaro and Josh Martin

October 22, 2013

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement are both very competitive and prestigious programs at Coppell High School. International Baccalaureate (IB) is a 2 year program, which students can take in their junior and senior year. Coppell High School has adopted...

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate

January 23, 2013

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is one of many friendly, albeit very rigorous, academic associations students have the opportunity to join. Classes designated as IB often involved discussion-based and free response-based curriculum to foster academic initiative. IB is a two-year program...

IB Econ works to dim struggles of third-world entrepreneurs

Senior Nojan Mansoory buys sunglasses in support of the micro-finance KIVA from IB Economics senior Rikki Varshney during lunch. Photo by Rinu Daniel.

October 5, 2012

By Michelle Pitcher Editor-in-Chief Manuel Ernesto did not have the means to open a general store near his home in Nicaragua. He did not have the means, that is, until students at Coppell High School made his dream possible. Since the spring of 2011, CHS economics students have been working with Kiva, ...

IB sells sunglasses for charity

September 18, 2012

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer Every good idea starts somewhere. You  might have seen a large portion of the school wearing sunglasses today- and no, it wasn't just because it was Frat Tuesday. Senior IB Economics students are selling official Coppell High School sunglasses for five dollars...

Seniors share wisdom with upcoming students

January 30, 2012

By Kara Adkins Online Copy Editor All of the academic options Coppell high school offers can be a bit overwhelming to upcoming and current high school students. To give first hand knowledge and experience when it comes to programs such as IB, AP, New Tech, and Academies, Coppell has gathered sen...