The International Baccalaureate Program turns students into scholars and lifelong learners. A blend of challenging academics, global awareness and liberal arts exploration define this internationally recognized academic acceleration program.
Students who enroll in International Baccalaureate join an assembly of students in 137 countries around the globe. IB provides a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum anchored in an intercultural framework to incubate global awareness, cultural sensitivity, and the skills needed by the next generation of world leaders. Students learn to apply theoretical knowledge to practical and experimental situations. They also learn to think critically, advance academically and explore new ideas in an environment that ignites inquiry and analysis.
The IB program is best suited to students who are academically oriented and highly self motivated. During the 9th and 10th grades years, IB students take courses to prepare for the IB Diploma Program that begins in 11th grade. Students are enabled to fulfill requirements for a variety of national education systems and complete college credits while attending high school. There are also additional requirements that include community service (CAS – Creativity Action and Service), a research project (Extended Essay), and a Theory of Knowledge course.
Exams are taken during the junior and senior years for each of the 6 subject areas of the program. These exams enable students to complete college credit based on their exam scores and according to the college or university criteria.
The IB Diploma opens up a world of opportunities to students. Students who complete an IB Diploma are more attractive to college admissions offices, have better than average statistics for college completion, and are eligible for the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholarship.
At Terry Parker, IB students will be among the most prepared and successful when entering postsecondary institutions and the workforce. Our goal is to launch students into the world after high school as respectful, well-rounded, global citizens. Terry Parker students are not only held to high academic standards, but are expected to maintain a high level of integrity.
At Terry Parker we provide programs that promote lifelong learning by shaping the intellectual and social growth of all students. Our students go on to compete globally in areas like politics, business, entertainment, professional sports management and public service. Innovative instructional methods and cutting edge technology is central to our teachers’ strategy of implementing best educational practices in the classroom.
Terry Parker students benefit from a well rounded education in a comprehensive high school. Culinary, Business, and Hospitality and Tourism career academies give students a jump-start on careers after high school. A roster of more than 10 competitive men and women’s sports teams coupled with classes in music, art, band, chorus, and drama ensure that IB students at Terry Parker get a high level education and the full high school experience.
A complete application submission includes the following:
For additional information about the IB program at Terry Parker High School, please contact:
IB Coordinator DESIGNATE
(904)720-1650 ext. 123