After winning the school-wide competition at International Community School (ICS) for two poem readings, Clio Erignac (grade 10) went on to place in the top three at the Poetry Out Loud Northwest Washington Regional Finals on Thursday, February 11.
Juanita High School students achieve top results in Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards (2019)
Two students in the Juanita High School (JHS) Cambridge Program earned top honors from a June 2019 Cambridge Assessment. The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards program celebrates the success of students taking Cambridge examinations in more than 40 countries around the world.
Cambridge students at JHS work toward the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) diploma in addition to their high school diploma. The AICE diploma is earned through completing end of year exams in Advanced Subsidiary (AS Level) and Advanced (A Level) courses. An AS Level course covers the first year of the two-year A level curriculum. Most colleges and universities in the U.S. recognize the A Levels and often offer credit upon acceptance. The courses that follow the International General Certification of Secondary Education (IGCSE) standards lay the foundation for the AS and A Level standards.
The following students at JHS received “Top in the Country” awards:
- Naomi Kern - IGCSE Physics
- Maggie Jiang (class of 2019) - A Level Biology
The designation "Top in the Country" means these students gained the highest standard mark in the United States for a single subject.
The Cambridge Program at JHS features an academically rigorous curriculum that emphasizes critical-thinking skills and inquiry-based learning. It prepares students for internationally recognized exams. It is one of Lake Washington School District’s choice schools and acceptance is based on an annual lottery.