Country Day 2017 International Baccalaureate (IB) graduates performed well above the international average with a 94% passing rate, one of the best results of any class in school history. Congratulations to these members of the Class of 2017 who earned the IB Diploma in addition to their Country Day diploma.
- Olivia Adams, UNC-Chapel Hill
- Richard Arendale, UNC-Chapel Hill
- Ryan Benson, Yale University
- Dirk Blanchat, New York University
- Laura Dooley, UNC-Chapel Hill
- Anna Elsasser, UNC-Chapel Hill
- Andrew Gardner, Davidson College
- Luca Katz, Hamilton College
- Lucie Lecocq, Institut d’Economie Scientifique Et de Gestion
- Kelsey Manzano, Elon University
- Elyse Moore, Virginia Tech
- Emily Moran, Washington and Lee University
- Gregory Purdy, Washington and Lee University
- Maxwell Purdy, UNC-Chapel Hill
- Dalia Saleeby, Boston University
- Destiny Smith, Washington College
Country Day was the first school in North Carolina to offer The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. This two-year program for juniors and seniors includes a rigorous, well-rounded curriculum, promotes international mindedness, develops research, writing, and thinking skills, and emphasizes reflection and growth.
Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards
Country Day offers 22 AP courses for juniors and seniors. Six students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
- Ruijia Dai, Yale University
- Vaed Khurjekar, Class of 2018
- Sebastian Oberkfell, University of Chicago
- Sally Sasz, UNC-Chapel Hill
- Maylin van Cleeff, University of California, Berkeley
- Florian Wernthaler, Duke University
Additionally, 17 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Forty-six students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. And, 29 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award for scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.