Information for our NEW GRADE 9s (Sept 2020)

Please watch this video and check back to our new website for Grade 8 students who are transitioning to Cameron Heights in September.  We can’t wait to meet you!

Video:  Grade 8 Virtual Orientation

Website:  Welcome to CHCI

Update Regarding IB Fees

Please do not worry about paying IB Fees right now if you are in Grades 10 or 11.  When we return to school, we will make a new payment schedule.  Current Grade 9 students may still pay on line using School Day if you are able. We will be sure to update everyone about Fees before the end of the school year.

Slideshows from our IB Parent Meetings

Do you wish to apply to CHCI IB for September 2020? Please visit our ADMISSIONS PAGE!

The application period is now CLOSED.  If you recently moved to the Kitchener-Waterloo area, please contact the IB Coordinator directly via email. Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

IB Directory for carpooling purposes is available.

Parents must contact the IB Coordinator to have a list sent to them via email.  Please indicate the CITY in which you live.  Lists will not be given to students.

Please see our “For Parents” Page for more helpful presentations about IB and supporting your student.

Extended Essay and CAS Info for Parents-May 2019–This information was presented at our last CIBPA meeting for this school year.

Here are some links to helpful Course Selection Info by GRADE:

Course Selection for Grade 9 going into 10 Pre IB students

Course Selection for Grade 10 going into 11 IB students

Course Selection for Grade 11 IB students

Curious about our IB Diploma and Certificate Success Rate?

Highlights from May 2019 Examination Session

  • 235 students wrote IB examinations in May of 2019 at CHCI (grade 11 and 12 students).
  • Our highest score was 43/45 points and our average score on the Diploma was 35/45 (equals 92% average across all Grade 12 4U IB courses!). The world average IB score is 29/45.  CHCI IB well exceeds that world average.
  • 96% of those students were successful on their examinations.
  • 71% of IB Bio students scored 93% +; 23% scored 97% +
  • 64% of IB English students scored 93% +
  • 43% of IB Physics students scored 93% +; 21% scored 97% +
  • 71% of IB Math students scored 93% +; 38% scored 97% +
  • 64% of IB Business Management students scored 93% +; 12% scored 97% +
  • 68% of IB French students scored 93% +
  • 62% of IB Psychology students scored 93% +

Important Dates 2019-2020

Interested in University Application Info and Scholarships?

JOIN THE GOOGLE CLASSROOM for your grade, and see the GUIDANCE PAGE!  All the info you need can be found there.  University applications, admissions and scholarships require RESEARCH in advance.  Please don’t get left behind!  Plan your future.

Is Medical School in your future?  Here is a new resource available for parents and students:  Just What the Doctor Ordered

International Student Exchanges

IB students who are interested in student exchange programs must be cautious of WHEN they embark on the exchange.  The Full Diploma program must be completed in two years, so Full Diploma students need to consider exchanges in grades 9 or 10 OR in the summers.  Grade 11 and 12 Full Diploma students MAY NOT miss the class time due to an exchange.  Here is a Board approved program to check out if you are interested in an exhange: ISE Ontario International Student Exchange

IB Fee Receipts

Notice to all parents regarding Fee Receipts:  IB Fees can not be used for tax purposes. See the information provided under “For Parents” regarding Canada Revenue. Consequently, receipts will only be issued to parents who request a fee receipt, as a way to cut down on paper use.  You may email julie_neeb@wrdsb.ca for a receipt for fees paid for the current school year (2017-2018), or you may send your student in to pick up a receipt from Ms Neeb.  Thanks!

Cameron Heights IB Parent Association 

IB Announcements

Looking For Volunteer Opportunities?

Volunteer Opportunities City Kit

For those of you who like to plan ahead:

The May 2021 IB Examination Schedule is available.  Changes are possible, but this document shows an overview of the planned schedule.  A detailed CHCI IB exam schedule will be published in March of 2021.

IB Pathways for University

Many IB students are unsure which IB courses they should take to pursue a variety of University programs.  This chart outlines our recommendations.  IB Pathways for University

If you have more questions about Course Selection for Grade 9, 10 or 11 IB, please see the Course Selection information on our Guidance Page.  All Course Selection Information can be found there.

Is your family planning a holiday?

Please be aware that we discourage parents/guardians from taking students out of school for family travel. We can not guarantee that a student’s progress and success will not be hurt by this.  The IB programme requires that a specific number of instructional hours be completed by students.  Before planning your holiday, please check our School Year Calendar to determine school holidays.  If you plan to remove your student from classes, please contact the appropriate Vice Principal.

CAS Requirement

Did you miss the CAS presentation in June for current grade 10 students? You will receive a welcome email from ManageBac in August.  Please click on the links for information:

Introduction of CAS to Grade 10s                    

Introduction to CAS and ManageBac for Juniors

CAS REMINDERS

Year 2 Full Diploma Students (Grade 12):  Please continue to update your ManageBac experiences, add your reflections and upload your evidence.  See Ms Clancy for any CAS questions.

Year 1 Full Diploma Students (Grade 11): Welcome emails for ManageBac will be sent to your school gmail account in the summer. Every Year 1 Full Diploma student must add at least one CAS experience by October 31 of Grade 11 to ensure you understand the process.   Please see Ms Clancy for all CAS related questions.

TRANSPORTATION

Only students who live within the Cameron Heights boundaries receive transportation.

OVERVIEW OF THE IB PROGRAMME

The IB programme allows students to explore their personal and academic interests via the International Baccalaureate model. Depending on their post-secondary aspirations and learning goals, students have the option of completing individual IB courses or completing the full IB Diploma. Both program options are valuable and should be chosen based on individual student needs.  Please explore our “About”, “For Parents” and “IB Curriculum Summaries” Pages for a more detailed explanation of student options.

CONTACTS

Please contact Julie Clancy at Cameron Heights if you have questions about the IB Programme.

julie_clancy@wrdsb.ca

519-578-8330 ext 5519