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.
LWHS will accept 100 freshmen for the Baccalaureate Prep/Pre IB program for 2014-15. We encourage you to turn in your application at your earliest convenience. As of March 17th, we have 83 students accepted and have 17 seats available.
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 2014-15 IB Application
Step 2: Complete and submit two letters of recommendation
Step 3: Complete and submit the LWHS Application & Registration Form (IB)
Deadline to apply: May 30, 2014
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.
Please click here to read the IB Diploma Graduate Diploma Survey 2011.
WHY INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ?
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/Asst. Principal
Direct: 863.215.8372, School: 863.678.4222