By Joanna Crimmins, Assistant Principal Grades 11 & 12 and IB Diploma Coordinator and Amy Colfelt, Secondary School Counsellor
HKA was thrilled to celebrate its 10th graduating class in May 2021, bringing the school’s total number of graduates to 220. In addition to earning the HKA Diploma and the Global Citizen certificate when they graduate, the majority of HKA students also pursue the IB Diploma (IBDP) in Grades 11 and 12.
This year, all candidates earned the IB Diploma, resulting in a 100% pass rate for the cohort. HKA students averaged 36 points out of a possible 45, above the world average of 33 points. Three HKA students earned 40+ points, with two earning 43 out of a possible 45 points, and one student earned a bilingual diploma.
Most importantly, all Class of 2021 graduates have moved forward into the post-secondary pathways of their choice. They are or will be attending universities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Serbia, Dubai, Australia and New Zealand, pursuing programmes in a wide range areas including graphic design, biochemistry, law, educational psychology, mechanical engineering, international and sports management, business and economics, medicine, and aviation school.
We are proud of the resilience of our most recent graduates, who achieved so much in what was a very disrupted final two years of Secondary School. They persevered both in and out of the classroom, supporting one another and continuing to serve our community. And we know that this is just the beginning! As they make their ways in the world, we look forward to hearing their stories and celebrating the contributions they will make as global citizens.