IB Program


LWHS School Profile 2013-2014 (PDF)
LWHS School Profile 2013-2014 (DOC)


International Baccalaureate Organization

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

LWHS is not a zoned school: we accept students from the Lake Wales, Frostproof, Winter Haven, Dundee, and Haines City area. The IB application 2015-16 document also serves as the Lake Wales High School Application and Registration form.

Pe-IB Program Admission Criterion:

Minimum GPA: 3.25, and

FCAT scores of 3 and above or equivalent scores from out of state or private schools, and

Two letters of recommendation form 8th grade teachers on the form below

LWHS does not require the Readistep exam for admission to the IB program. 

Pre-IB Program Application Process:

Step 1: Complete and submit the IB Application 2015-16

Step 2: Complete and submit two letters of recommendation

Deadline to apply: December 19, 2014; rolling admission after deadline based on availability

Shadow an IB Student:

If you will like to have your child shadow an IB student for a day, please email or call Mr. Saran.

Please be sure that your child has lunch money or a packed lunch from home.

Dress code for shadowing: school uniform from current school or a plain black, white or orange polo and khaki shorts or pants.

You can access more information about the International Baccalaureate Organization at www.ibo.org & www.flibs.org.

Please click here to read the IB Diploma Graduate Diploma Survey 2011.


Life in the 21st century, in an interconnected, globalized world, requires critical-thinking skills and a sense of
international-mindedness, something that International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Program students come to know and understand.

The IB understands that success in higher education and beyond involves thinking critically and creatively. The IB Diploma Program’s challenging curriculum educates the whole student, developing the capacity for inquiry, research and problem-solving as well as essential skills for communication and collaboration. Please click here to see the College Acceptance Rates based on a Student Survey. 

The academically challenging two year IB Diploma Program includes six subject areas; an extended essay of 4,000 words; experiential learning through creativity, action, service (CAS); and theory of knowledge (TOK), a course that fosters critical thinking. Students take a combination of standard level (SL) and higher level (HL) courses. Assessments include a variety of tasks that emphasize higher-order cognitive skills and student performance is marked and factored into the students’ final grades.

If you want to learn more about the program, please contact

Anuj Saran, Director Of Operations & IB/Assistant Principal

Email: anuj.saran@lwcharterschools.com

Direct: 863.215.8372, School: 863.678.4222

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