Odyssey Scholar is Awarded International Baccalaureate DP Programme Scholar of the Year
Bree Dickson, a scholar at The Odyssey Institute for International Studies has been awarded the prestigious accolade of IB Diploma Programme co-Student of the Year award from the Arizona International Baccalaureate Schools Association (AZIBS). Bree Dickson, a current senior at Odyssey Institute was awarded the honor at the AZIBS first quarterly meeting in September. Dickson was chosen from scholar submissions from across the
state by the AZIBS board as the co-scholar of the year based on her essay submission, academic standing, and teacher recommendations based on the IB Learner Profile. Bree was awarded a plaque and $400 dollar scholarship from AZIBS.
Miss Dickson has attended Odyssey since kindergarten and in a recent interview stated that the progression that Odyssey incorporates IB, from the introduction that comes in elementary, building of skills in middle school and practicing the rigor in high school, really prepared her for the ability to engage in significant conversations that have global perspectives.
The Odyssey Institute for International Studies is Odyssey’s 6th-12th grade campus in Buckeye that requires the MYP Program for all 6th-10th grade scholars, as well as offers the Diploma Program to 11th and 12th-grade scholars. Mr. Randy Hiatt, Odyssey’s IB Director said, “It is wonderful to see such a capable and wonderful scholar be awarded for their hard work. It is twice as meaningful for us at Odyssey and to the West Valley as to my knowledge, this is the first time the acknowledgment has been given to a west valley scholar. Bree has exemplified her great work ethic and knowledge base, but also, she has given the state a wonderful representation of our programming here at Odyssey.”
About the International Baccalaureate Program: The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers four high-quality, challenging educational programmes to students aged 3 to 19 years and taught in 143 countries around the world. We foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and value diversity, international mindedness, curiosity, and a healthy appetite for learning and excellence. There are over 40 IB schools in Arizona in which AZIBS represents. About the Odyssey Preparatory Academy:
The Odyssey Preparatory Academy is a state-funded non-profit; K-12 charter school that is committed to providing quality education to scholars in the west valley of Phoenix. While striving to engage curious minded scholars, Odyssey not only prepares for university, but for whatever adventure awaits. For more information about Odyssey, please visit www.odyprep.com.