As scheduling continues, students, teachers promote classes that test world views

Social studies teacher James Ziegler instructs the class during a socratic seminar in IB History of the Americas 3-4. Many IB courses such as IB History of the Americas are very discussion-oriented.

Kiersten Riedford

February 21, 2020

In her junior year, current senior Sandiya Sajan said she came to the realization that all she had ever thought was instilled by someone else’s opinions. It was during her IB History of the Americas class, she said, when the teacher posed the question of whether native people were considered to be s...

A New Addition:CHS offers new International Baccalaureate (IB) courses: IB Sports Exercise and Health Science, IB Environmental Systems and Societies

Cady Armstrong

November 15, 2019

CHS plans to offer two new IB classes as options for the 2020-2021 school year. The courses are IB Sports Exercise and Health Science and IB Environmental Systems and Societies.  According to Katie Overbeck, IB program director and English teacher, CHS added these to increase the variety of classe...

Pay the Subsidy: Because AP, IB tests are expensive, Indiana should consider subsidizing all standardized tests

Pay the Subsidy: Because AP, IB tests are expensive, Indiana should consider subsidizing all standardized tests

Lin-Lin Mo

April 19, 2019

Every spring, our school’s gyms, theaters and classrooms are lined wall-to-wall with beige and gray desks. Students stand in queues holding their student IDs, pencil cases and water bottles in hand to spend their morning or afternoon inside those rooms taking standardized exams. I have been in those ...

Coming Together: IB Students Participate in World Conference, Show Growth of Program

Senior Simrat Oberoi holds up her summer IB reading assignment. Her tasks were to read How to Read Literature Like a Professor, to apply what she read to other novels and to read a selection of poems.

Kalea Miao, Reporter

August 15, 2017

The International Baccalaureate (IB), is an educational foundation founded in 1968 but has only been offered at CHS for a little over a decade. In these past years, the program has grown in enrollment and, recently, offered a major opportunity to Alyssa Highberg and Carly Chia, IB students and seniors. ...

IB diploma seniors to fundraise with bracelets in support of Kokomo family following tornado

Danni Boylan, IB diploma student and senior, makes bracelets with senior Ella Gottschild. 
They will sell the bracelets during lunches this month to benefit a family in need.

Mary Salzmann, News Editor

September 16, 2016

In response to the devastation the tornado left in Kokomo in late August, International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma seniors plan to raise money to support a family affected by this disaster. After reaching out to teachers of the IB program at Kokomo High School, the students discovered a family with close...

IB program to expand from eight diploma students to over 40

IB program to expand from eight diploma students to over 40


May 19, 2016

Next school year and the year after that, over 40 current sophomores plan to pursue the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, compared to eight juniors currently pursuing the diploma. IB students such as Mitchell Adzema, IB diploma student and junior, attribute the sizable increase largely to efforts...

CHS to offer new courses for 2014-15 school year

CHS to offer new courses for 2014-15 school year


December 13, 2013

Several new courses will be offered to students in the 2014-15 school year, Amy Dudley, CCS assistant superintendent for curriculum instruction and assessment, said. In addition to the AP Capstone program, students can now schedule for IB Computer Science, IB Business and Management, Advanced Scien...

School makes IB block class available for incoming freshmen starting next year


March 1, 2011

By Natalie Maier <[email protected]> When senior Irene Gibson planned her schedule for her freshman year, she didn’t have as many options as incoming freshmen now do. Like other students, Gibson had to choose which diploma she wanted, and she selected the IB diploma. But unlike incoming f...