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Douglas County’s International Baccalaureate.  The International Baccalaureate Program is the most comprehensively rigorous curriculum available in Douglas.

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1 Douglas County’s International Baccalaureate

2  The International Baccalaureate Program is the most comprehensively rigorous curriculum available in Douglas County.  It is also recognized throughout the world as the principal leader in the area of international study and education.

3  “If you allow it to, IB can be the extra push you need to become the best possible version of yourself. It helps you look past the football games you may miss or the fun you could be having and leads you to focus on the benefits of hard work and a quality education. It’s an opportunity to grow. That’s what IB is to me.” - Rachel Owart  “A rigorous program that makes kids want to tear their hair out, but we keep at it because we know in the end, we’ll be set for our future plans in life and be some of the most well-rounded students in the world.” - Korey Brown  “An amazing program that challenges your cognitive skills and helps build reliable study habits.” - Sierra Pounds  “A family” - Lydia Sewell  “It’s college in High School.” - Emily Johnston

4  Inquirers  Knowledgeable  Critical Thinkers  Communicators  Risk-takers  Principled  Caring  Open-minded  Well-balanced  Reflective

5  Anyone!  IB is for highly motivated academic students who are not afraid of being challenged.

6  Most IB students are involved in at least one extracurricular activity.  They are active members in band, chorus, theater, sports, and academic clubs.  We are proud to be part of Douglas County High School!

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8  IB conducted surveys of students on their acceptance rates to various colleges and universities and their scores on the SAT, ACT and AP exams. IB North America received responses from 6,392 candidates from 131 schools in 29 states.  The mean score of 1309 was significantly higher than the average score of the total population (1026). Diploma candidates’ mean score was even higher than the mean score obtained by Certificate candidates.

9  Increased college acceptance rates for International Baccalaureate diploma candidates  Here are some results and statistics from colleges around the nation:

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11  PIB Math 1  PIB British Literature  PIB Physics  PIB American Government  PIB French 2 or PIB Spanish 2

12  PIB Math 2  PIB American Literature  PIB Chemistry or Biology (your choice)  PIB World History  PIB French 3 or Spanish 3  Your choice to prepare for sixth subject

13  IB Math 3  IB English HL  IB Chemistry or Biology SL  IB French 4 SL or Spanish 4 SL  IB Theory of Knowledge (TOK)  IB Sixth Subject:  Another Foreign Language  Art  IB Economics

14  Group 4 Project  IB Art Show  IB Exams:  Junior Year: Foreign Language  Senior Year: Math, English, Science, and Sixth Subject

15  IB Math 4  IB English HL  IB Biology HL  IB Chemistry SL or Biology SL  IB French 5 or Spanish 5 SL (your choice)  IB Theory of Knowledge  IB Sixth Subject

16 College Name Overall Acceptance Rate IB Overall Acceptance Rate Boston College32.0%51.1% Boston University58.0%76.3% Brigham Young University 30.0%96.3% Clemson University 52.0%84.7% Cornell University29.0%47.0%

17 College Name Overall Acceptance Rate IB Overall Acceptance Rate Davidson College34.0%67.9% Duke University25.0%36.2% Emory University42.0%76.6% Florida State University 70.0%92.9% Georgia Institute of Technology 59.0%79.4%

18 College Name Overall Acceptance Rate IB Overall Acceptance Rate Harvard University11.0%12.5% Howard University56.0%92.9% Marquette University83.0%100.0% Massachusetts Institute of Technology 16.0%23.1% New York University33.0%47.0%

19 College Name Overall Acceptance Rate IB Overall Acceptance Rate Ohio State University 74.0%97.2% Purdue University76.0%96.4% Spelman College44.0%85.3% Texas A&M University 68.0%86.5% Tulane University56.0%90.5%

20 College Name Overall Acceptance Rate IB Overall Acceptance Rate United States Air Force Academy 17.0%40.6% United States Naval Academy 12.0%43.8% University of Florida58.0%88.4% University of Georgia65.0%93.5% University of Miami44.0%86.9%

21 College Name Overall Acceptance Rate IB Overall Acceptance Rate University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 35.0%57.8% Vanderbilt University46.0%61.4% Wake Forest University41.0%63.9% Wesleyan University28.0%50.0% Yale University13.0%14.3%

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23 “One of the advantages of the IB curriculum is its structure and quality. It is a coordinated program, well established, well known and well respected. We know the quality of IB courses, and we think the IB curriculum is terrific.” Christophe Guttentag Christophe Guttentag Director of Undergraduate Admission Duke University

24 “IB is well known to us for its excellent preparations. Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript.” Marilyn McGrath Lewis Director of Undergraduate Admission Harvard University

25 “Send us prepared students a la IB... It is the ‘best’ high school prep curriculum an American school can offer.” Marilee Jones Director of Undergraduate Admission Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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