A major congratulations is in order for International Baccalaureate at Bartow High.
An astonishing 100% of last year’s graduating class earned their IB diploma. It was the first time in IB Bartow’s 26-year history that the school achieved a flawless pass rate — and that’s a very big deal.
International Baccalaureate is one of the world’s most rigorous and prestigious programs available to students. It’s tough to get accepted, it’s even more difficult to complete the program while earning a regular high school diploma, and obtaining the IB diploma adds another level to the challenge.
“It’s really the kids and the teachers, a lot of hard work on their part for sure,” said Mandy Craven, IB Bartow’s head of school. “I’m so proud.”
According to the IB organization, just under 86% of IB students earned their diploma last year. Bartow was at 93% in 2020-21 and then perfect last year — literally keeping it 100, as the kids might say.
Kudos to the Class of 2022. You’ve already made history.