Dallas International School Has Perfect Exam Record
Aug. 27, 2010
Every senior who sought the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma this year at the Dallas International School passed the rigorous examinations, giving the private high school a perfect record on tests that meet with only a 58 percent success rate worldwide.
The IB diploma is recognized in 75 countries and at more than 2,000 universities. Texas legislation requires public universities to award a minimum of 24 college credits to students graduating with IB diplomas.
The Dallas International School (DIS) high school campus is currently located on the University of Texas at Dallas campus, where students in grades 9 through 12 have access to university science labs, libraries and the visual arts studio.
This academic partnership started in 2008 and provides DIS students with a unique collegiate experience.
“Exposure to the visual arts gallery and studio space at UT Dallas really encouraged higher-level learning in the IB visual arts students, one of whom received a perfect score in her higher-level IB visual arts course,” said Lorraine Gachelin, artistic director and IB art teacher at Dallas International School.
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), founded in 1968, is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit educational organization, and a recognized leader in the field of international education.