“Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Program on the transcript.” GPA is not nearly as important a factor in university admission as the IB Diploma. If a student has to choose, choose the Diploma over protecting the GPA.” Harvard University, Marilyn McGrath Lewis, Asst. Dean of Admissions
At CIBA, we expect that all of our students will attend college or university upon graduation. Because the IB program has a high level of respect and recognition among the world’s leading higher education institutions which results in advanced standing, course credit, scholarships and other admissions related benefits for CIBA students, we expect that 100% of our students will attempt to earn the International Baccalaureate Diploma© over their junior and senior year. No other accomplishment says at much to the top universities and scholarship selection committees about a student’s commitment, willingness to accept challenge and preparedness for college life than completing the requirements for the IB Diploma.
CIBA students have attended and graduated from the top universities in the United States and around the world. Our Guidance Department is committed to assisting students in reaching their goals for a successful college experience and beyond.
Mr. Robert Spiller
April 5, 2017 - in-school SAT, mandatory for all Juniors
- CAPT for Sophomores
SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Weeklong sessions are being offered in many areas of technology based sciences.
The foundation awards scholarships in amounts up to $5,000.00 per year to help fund undergraduate study at institutions of higher learning in Connecticut.
The Harford County Retired Teachers Association is offering one scholarship of $1500. To be eligible, a student must reside in Hartford County, attending a Harford county public high school, and planning education leading to a career in teaching. If you think you qualify please see Mr. Slpiller for an application
The CHET Advance Scholarship is an annual program offered by the State Treasurer’s Office to help Connecticut students pay for college.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
(Applications closed for 2016, but keep in mind for 2017)
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This scholarship rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.
General Scholarship Pages
INFORMATION ON HOW COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES VIEW THE IB DIPLOMA