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UGDSB’s IB program at GCVI continues to outperform worldwide results

For Immediate Release
July 9, 2019

GUELPH, Ontario – The students enrolled in Guelph CVI’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) continue to achieve outstanding results.

The IB DP is a two-year, academically challenging program that prepares students for success at university and beyond. The internationally recognized program prepares youth for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society. In the Upper Grand District School Board, the IB DP is offered at Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute

This spring, every GCVI student who entered the May 2019 exams attempting the IB Diploma earned it, 35 students in total.

GCVI’s class average was 35.8, compared to 29.62 worldwide. GCVI’s average rose from 35.2 in 2018.

Three GCVI students earned 44 points out of a possible 45 points and eight earned 40 points or more.

The school and board are very proud of the GCVI students and of the staff who supported the 2017-2019 cohort through the two-year program.  

About International Baccalaureate at GCVI

The International Baccalaureate is a non-profit educational foundation that offers four programs for students ages 3-19. The IB aims to cultivate in students the mindset, determination and will to create a better world. Its rigorous and international programs develop knowledge and skills essential for an informed, engaged and meaningful life in the 21st century.

In the UGDSB, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (grades 11 and 12) is offered at Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute, which is an official IB World School. GCVI also offers a Preparatory Program for students in grades 9 and 10. To learn more about IB at GCVI, visit the program website

About the Upper Grand District School Board

The Upper Grand District School Board serves more than 35,000 students through 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The UGDSB covers the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territories. Student success is the goal of over 3,000 dedicated teaching and support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners.

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Media contact:
Heather Loney, Communications and Community Engagement Officer
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.725
[email protected]

Megan Sicoli, Administrative Officer, Communications
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.764
[email protected]

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