Pathways to Success: Curriculum fair tuesday, February 3rd 5:00-6:30, PHS cafeteria
Applications are scored based on the following: most recent report card, FCAT(or standardized test scores), four teacher recommendations.
The following criteria is expected for admission into the IB program:
- A/B average on most recent report card
- FCAT scores in Reading- level 4 or higher
- FCAT scores in Math-Level 3 or higher
- Standardized tests will be scored for students who did not take FCAT
- Four satisfactory teacher recommendations in different subject areas. Students will enter current teacher e-mails for Math, Science, History and English in the on-line application. Teacher will receive the recommendations via e-mail and will submit them eletronically.
- No serious discipline infraction or repeated history of disciplinary problems
- No persistent attendance problems
You may provide a letter of explanation to the IB office by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org if one of the above requirements was unable to be met due to extenuating circumstances (e.g. FCAT history shows level 4 or above the previous two years but this year proficient level was not met. Another example: Grades in 8th grade were poor due to family death but previous two report cards were A/B average).
- Applications but be submitted by December 19th.
- Acceptance letters will be sent from the district office January 30, 2015.
- Acceptance letters must be returned to us as well as registration paperwork to secure slot in the IB program from February 2nd-February 13th 2015.
- Incoming high school course requests must be submitted by March 15 for Escambia County and out of county residents.
83% of the IB Class of 2015 Receives National Recognition
- IB Diploma Recognition Ceremony: Thursday, December 18th at 6 P.M.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a rigorous pre-university curriculum, culminating with intense multi-hour examinations in six areas, that meets the needs of highly motivated secondary school students. Further requirements to qualify for the IB diploma include satisfactory completion of a theory of knowledge course, an independent extended essay research project, and CAS (Creative Action Service) hours. Completing the IB program leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities. Students learn more than a collection of facts.
The IB Diploma Programme prepares students for university and encourages them to:
- ask challenging questions
- adapt a hard work ethic
- develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
- develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures.
As administered by Escambia County at Pensacola High School, IB is a magnet program open to able learners who meet admissions qualifications based on GPA, national achievement test percentiles, and teacher recommendations.
Beginning in the ninth and tenth grades, students enroll in pre-IB courses (as well as conventional high school electives) that prepare them for the rigors of eleventh and twelfth grade IB courses. Furthermore, students take AP courses and exams in several areas. Along with the intangible benefits of knowing they have persevered through an extremely challenging high school curriculum, IB graduates frequently receive generous scholarship assistance in attending post-secondary institutions and historically proclaim that they feel very well prepared for college—in fact, the academic transition is practically painless.