2 What is I.B.?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 What Students Think?“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
5 Who Can Do It?Anyone!IB is for highly motivated academic students who are not afraid of being challenged.
6 What About Extracurricular Involvement? 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!
8 IB Diploma students have higher SAT scores 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 Great ResultsIncreased college acceptance rates for International Baccalaureate diploma candidatesHere are some results and statistics from colleges around the nation:
11 Freshman Year PIB Math 1 PIB British Literature PIB Physics PIB American GovernmentPIB French 2 or PIB Spanish 2
12 Sophomore Year PIB Math 2 PIB American Literature PIB Chemistry or Biology (your choice)PIB World HistoryPIB French 3 or Spanish 3Your choice to prepare for sixth subject
13 Junior Year IB Math 3 IB English HL IB Chemistry or Biology SL IB French 4 SL or Spanish 4 SLIB Theory of Knowledge (TOK)IB Sixth Subject:Another Foreign LanguageArtIB Economics
14 Important Dates Group 4 Project IB Art Show IB Exams: Junior Year: Foreign LanguageSenior Year: Math, English, Science, and Sixth Subject
15 Senior Year (continuation of Junior Year) IB Math 4IB English HLIB Biology HLIB Chemistry SL or Biology SLIB French 5 or Spanish 5 SL (your choice)IB Theory of KnowledgeIB Sixth Subject
16 College Acceptance Rates College NameOverall Acceptance RateIB Overall Acceptance RateBoston College32.0%51.1%Boston University58.0%76.3%Brigham Young University30.0%96.3%Clemson University52.0%84.7%Cornell University29.0%47.0%
17 College NameOverall Acceptance RateIB Overall Acceptance RateDavidson College34.0%67.9%Duke University25.0%36.2%Emory University42.0%76.6%Florida State University70.0%92.9%Georgia Institute of Technology59.0%79.4%
18 Overall Acceptance Rate IB Overall Acceptance Rate College NameOverall Acceptance RateIB Overall Acceptance RateHarvard University11.0%12.5%Howard University56.0%92.9%Marquette University83.0%100.0%Massachusetts Institute of Technology16.0%23.1%New York University33.0%47.0%
19 Ohio State University 74.0% 97.2% Purdue University 76.0% 96.4% College NameOverall Acceptance RateIB Overall Acceptance RateOhio State University74.0%97.2%Purdue University76.0%96.4%Spelman College44.0%85.3%Texas A&M University68.0%86.5%Tulane University56.0%90.5%
20 Overall Acceptance Rate IB Overall Acceptance Rate College NameOverall Acceptance RateIB Overall Acceptance RateUnited States Air Force Academy17.0%40.6%United States Naval Academy12.0%43.8%University of Florida58.0%88.4%University of Georgia65.0%93.5%University of Miami44.0%86.9%
21 Overall Acceptance Rate IB Overall Acceptance Rate College NameOverall Acceptance RateIB Overall Acceptance RateUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill35.0%57.8%Vanderbilt University46.0%61.4%Wake Forest University41.0%63.9%Wesleyan University28.0%50.0%Yale University13.0%14.3%
23 Director of Undergraduate Admission Duke University “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 GuttentagDirector of Undergraduate AdmissionDuke University
24 “IB is well known to us for its excellent preparations “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 LewisDirector of Undergraduate AdmissionHarvard University
25 “Send us prepared students a la IB “Send us prepared students a la IB. . . It is the ‘best’ high school prep curriculum an American school can offer.”Marilee JonesDirector of Undergraduate AdmissionMassachusetts Institute of Technology
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