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Hutchinson High School IB Programme Achieves Perfect Graduation Rate for 22-23


By Hutchinson Public Schools


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — All Hutchinson High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) graduates earned their IB diplomas, resulting in a 100% success rate for the program for the 2022-23 school year. The program is one of only eight IB Programs in the state of Kansas and the only one west of Wichita.  Since beginning the IBCP in 2015 and the IBDP in 2005, the program boasts a near 100% graduation rate.

Ten students–Abigail Bryan, Abigale Davenport, Clark Denison, Magnolia Foster, Tia Hines, Rebecca Lewton, Caroline Miller, Brady Ollenburger, Hannah West, and Madilyn Yantes–completed the requirements for the IBCP diploma, showcasing their commitment to academic excellence intertwined with a specialized career-related focus. The IBCP program, known for its integration of practical skills and rigorous academics, has equipped these students to tackle real-world challenges head-on as they venture into their chosen career paths.

Morgan Hixson, now in her freshman year at the University of Nebraska, completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in 2022-23. Required to tackle a challenging curriculum of six IB courses, Hixson’s dedication shone through as she not only fulfilled the academic requirements but also achieved outstanding results. With four scores of 7, the highest attainable, and two scores of 6, she has demonstrated an exceptional level of mastery in her studies.  The IBDP program is renowned for its academic rigor and emphasis on critical thinking, research, and a holistic education. Morgan’s exceptional performance speaks volumes about her dedication, commitment to learning, and her ability to excel in a challenging academic environment.

“IB helped me grow academically and personally and allowed me to enter college with organizational, critical thinking, and study skills and with a head start on the material in classes. I’m so grateful for my experience with the IB program and the wonderful IB staff at HHS”, Hixson said.

Looking forward, this year’s current IB students mention the rigorous standards and challenging coursework. They are optimistic about the increased career, academic and scholarship opportunities through their participation in the IB programs. IB students are well-rounded both in academics and in activities. Many IB students also participate in athletics and extracurricular activities such as debate, forensics, choir and band.

As these graduates step into the next chapter of their lives, they carry with them not only their hard-earned diplomas but also a wealth of knowledge, skills, and experiences that will undoubtedly propel them toward future success. Hutchinson High School celebrates their achievements and looks forward to seeing the positive impact these graduates will make on the world.