IB Program

Anuj Saran, IB Coordinator shares the state of the union on the IB program which has over 200 students participating in it currently and another 150 9th graders entering the program for 2015-2016.

International Baccalaureate Mission

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.

Pre-IB Program Admission Criterion

Minimum GPA: 3.25

Reading and Math FSA: Score at 55th and/or EOC with achievement level of 3 and above

LWHS does not require the Readistep or SAT10 exam for admission to the IB program. 

LWHS IB College Profile

Download IB College Profile

LWHS IB Information PPT

Download IB Information Slides

Lake Wales High School is not a zoned school: we accept students from all around the Polk County area.

The International Baccalaureate Application 2019-2020 also serves as the Lake Wales High School Application and Registration.

Shadow an IB Student:

If you would like to have your child shadow an IB student for a day,
please email Leanne Thrift, International Baccalaureate 9th and 10th Counselor at leanne.thrift@lwcharterschools.com or call at 863-678-4222.

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.

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.

Want More Information?

You can access more information about the International Baccalaureate Organization.

If you want to learn more about the program, please contact Anuj Saran, Assistant Principal & IB Coordinator

Direct: 863.215.8372 | School: 863.678.4222 | anuj.saran@lwcharterschools.com