IB Class of 2020 – A few Messages from our Seniors

Some of our Seniors took some time to wish farewell to the IB Class of 2020.

Good Luck Class of 2020!

Morgheim, Tori Schenecker, Anna Video


2020 CAS Trip to Peru – Cancelled

It is with a heavy heart to inform you that the Peru trip for the 2020-2021 school year has been officially canceled for Fall Break and for the possibility of Spring Break as well. We had initially thought that postponing the trip to Spring of 2021 may help allow things to calm down and make the experience safer for everyone involved, but it has become clear that even an extension to Spring Break will not be enough. The Peruvian government is dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic differently than the United States, and they do not have plans to open up non-essential sectors of their country until October at the earliest. Even if things were to open back up they will continue to screen people upon entry and quarantine anyone showing symptoms for 14 days at a minimum. Even if we were able to enter the country, and a vaccine had been created, and all the students were inoculated there is still the concern of the community we would be staying with. They are quite isolated and have not had any cases of Covid in the region as of yet. It would be wildly irresponsible for us to possibly bring Covid to portions of the country that have not had to deal with those issues yet.

I know that the kids will be disappointed as the anticipation and excitement around the trip has been larger than any year previously. To the students that will be Seniors next year I am so incredibly sorry and wish I had something more for them than an apology. To the students that will be Juniors and Sophomores next year I can promise you that we will do everything in our power to bring these opportunities back to them in the future when we can promise their safety as well as the safety of the communities we engage within. The most important thing to the other teachers and myself is that we ensure everyone’s safety above all else.


Mr. Kesle Risner


The Douglas County High School (DCHS) International Baccalaureate Parent Organization (IBPO) is delighted to sponsor the 2019-2020 Extended Essay Camp for all IB Junior students.

The Extended Essay (EE) is a requirement for IB students to obtain their diploma and the EE Camp is a great resource that guides the IB students achieve their highest score.This Academic Year, the EE Camp will be split into three sessions. It is very important that students attend each of these sessions as each one of the sessions addresses a different focus for the development of the Extended Essay. Missing a session puts the student in a situation where they do not understand the requirements and leads them to a subpar essay. There are no makeup sessions, so please plan accordingly. Students who work will be asked to take time off from their jobs to attend all of the sessions.

For more information and to register follow the link below: