International Baccalaureate (IB)
Benefits of IB
IB is an acronym for International Baccalaureate. IB high schools use a specific rigorous curriculum that aims to develop and challenge inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.
IB schools strive to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.
IB programs are different from other curricula because they:
- Encourage students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions
- Develop independently or through government and national systems, incorporating quality practice from research and our global community of schools
- Encourage students of all ages to consider both local and global context
- Develop multilingual students
Students who meet high school graduation requirements and successfully complete the IB Diploma Programme will earn an IB Diploma.
Applying for the 2022-23 School Year
The Open Enrollment Window for the 2022-2023 school year will be January 4th, 2022, through 4:00pm on February 18th, 2022.
Current 8th or 9th grade students, who are not already in this High School Program, can apply during the Open Enrollment window.
For a student to be accepted into this program, the parent must apply during the Open Enrollment window, and the student must be registered to take a computerized district assessment. The student must qualify into this program by scoring high enough on the district assessment.
A link to the Open Enrollment electronic application will be posted January 4th. After completing the electronic application, parents will then be able to register for one specific assessment session for their child through Parent Portal. A list of the available specific dates and locations of the assessment is provided below.
If you have questions, you may contact the school or call the District Curriculum Specialist for Accelerated Programs at (863) 534-0631 ext. 794
|Test Dates||Test Location||Times|
|Saturday, January 29||George Jenkins High School||8:15am-12:00|
|Saturday, January 29||Haines City High School||8:15am-12:00|
|Wednesday, February 2||Bartow High School||2:30pm-6:00|
|Wednesday, February 2||Haines City High School||2:30pm-6:00|
|Saturday, February 5||George Jenkins High School||8:15am-12:00|
|Saturday, February 5||Tenoroc High School||8:15am-12:00|
|Saturday, February 12||Tenoroc High School||8:15am-12:00|
|Saturday, February 12||Winter Haven High School||8:15am-12:00|
|Saturday, February 19||Winter Haven High School||8:15am-12:00|
|Saturday, February 26||Winter Haven High School||8:15am-12:00|
Students are expected to adhere to all the academic, ethical and behavioral requirements described in the Code of Student Conduct. Depending on the location of a student’s residency, students and families need to be aware of the additional time commitment involved in utilizing district transportation.
Florida State Statutes
f.s. 1009.534 (1)(c):
A student is eligible for a Florida Academic Scholars award if he or she meets the general eligibility requirements for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program and has been awarded an International Baccalaureate Diploma from the International Baccalaureate Office or an Advanced International Certificate of Education Diploma from the University of Cambridge International Examinations Office.
f.s. 1009.535 (1)(b):
A student is eligible for a Florida Medallion Scholars award if he or she meets the general eligibility requirements for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program and has completed the International Baccalaureate curriculum but failed to earn the International Baccalaureate Diploma or has completed the Advanced International Certificate of Education curriculum but failed to earn the Advanced International Certificate of Education Diploma, and has attained at least the score required under f.s. 1009.531(6)(b) on the combined verbal and quantitative parts of the Scholastic Aptitude Test, the Scholastic Assessment Test, or the recentered Scholastic Assessment Test of the College Entrance Examination, or an equivalent score on the ACT Assessment Program.