August 12, 2008

Unified students ace IB exams

Here's some good news from Unified ... 52 Case High School students passed 96 of 117 International Baccalaureate exams this spring. The passing marks - which come in some of the toughest classes offered to junior and senior students - equal college credit for the students.

The passing grades came in English, History, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Art, French, German, and Spanish.

Here's more from Unified:
Five of the students earned the prestigious Full Diploma Award. The award includes all of the following: taking six mandatory examinations in May, as well as submitting sample assignments earlier in the year, thus earning at least a total of 24 points (scores run from 1-7) in the six areas; writing an independently researched 4,000 word Extended Essay on a topic of the student’s choice; taking a course in the Theory of Knowledge for which a paper and a presentation are required; and fulfilling a two year Creativity, Action, and Service requirement.

These five students are Adam Barron, Aubrey Holzinger, Meredith Lukow, Sydonie Schimler, and Danling Yu, all 2008 Case graduates. Barron and Holzinger will be attending UW-Madison; Lukow, American University in Washington, D.C.; Schimler, Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin; and Yu, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.


  1. Congrats to all students taking the exams! Thank you Racine Post for highlighting successess of Racine's schools.

  2. My thanks to the teachers who cared along with the families that valued education.
    Bounis points to the kids for the hard work

  3. StopthemadnessNOW8/12/2008 9:00 PM

    Thank you for publicizing this!

    The nay-sayers who paint RUSD as a rat-infested, hellhole need only to attend the annual PTA Student Awards Night to see the outstanding students that the system is capable of producing. The IB program at Case is a little-known local treasure -- one of just a handful of such academic-oriented programs in the entire state. In fact, you won't find it in Madison.

    Thanks again! Public education needs a more shots in the arm like this.

  4. Wow! Congrats students!

  5. Congratulations to the students who worked amazingly hard and achieved success with this grueling task! The city is proud of your maturity.

    Kudos go to Patty Hammes, Case's IB Coordinator, for her never ending work in assisting these students to meet deadlines and succeed. She also sometimes managed the fragile emotions of these young adults (and occasionally their parents) who were under tremendous stress. She is one of the hardest working Unified employees there is.