The International Baccalaureate program was founded in 1967 to provide a rigorous, internationally minded, well-rounded education for students throughout the world, enabling them to qualify for university study no matter where they had pursued their high school education. The IB program has a common, broadly-based curriculum which is assessed by internationally developed and graded examinations. The curriculum follows the objectives, topics, and materials recommended by the International Baccalaureate Board.
IB students graduate with the skills and discipline necessary for success in a globally competitive world. Because IB pushes students in all subject areas, an IB diploma will help make a student a more competitive applicant at top tier colleges.
If just earning college credit while in high school is your goal, there are other programs like AP, AICE and dual enrollment that may also fit your needs. If your ultimate goal is to receive the most comprehensive, challenging education that will prepare you for success at any major university in the world, consider applying to be a part of the SCHS IB program.
IB students are leaders. They are active and involved in their school and community. They are smart and work hard, but also know how to have fun. They find joy in being involved in things that feed their passions, from computers, to athletics, to music, to jobs and family. They develop close friendships as they share classes with the same group of students for 4 years. IB students are not perfect students, but they are ready and willing to engage in a challenging curriculum at an awesome school that will uniquely prepare them for high level studies in college and beyond.
10th & 11th Grade Students:
Interested in making a global impact? Click on the picture below and read about the world student conferences offered by IB. The 6 day conference registration fee is $975 not including airfare. It can also be used for CAS hours as well. For more information, see Mrs. Cappiello.
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Medallion of Excellence Applications Now Open!
It's time to submit applications for the Daytona Beach News-Journal’s 2018/2019 Medallion of Excellence program!
For the 3rd year in a row, we will continue our digital application process. Below you will find a Google Form link to submit your application.
Applications Accepted: Nov. 30, 2018 - Jan. 7, 2019 by 5pm
Google Form Link: https://goo.gl/forms/RTl2WNd2zaTmKC6q2
*Be sure to answer every question in the application and do leave any blanks.
To be eligible for a 2018-2019 Medallion of Excellence Award, the student should be a high-achieving, community-minded, Volusia or Flagler County high school senior in a public or private school with 25 or more students in the 2019 graduating class.
Credit given for most HL and SL classes. IB exam scores of 24 & up get automatic credit up to sophomore status. $2500 per year (renewable) for earned IB diploma.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
IB Diploma students earn an average of 25-28 credits; those accepted are automatically qualified for a scholarship worth $50,000
The University of Tulsa
Gives an IB Merit scholarship $3000. IB Diploma students can earn 10-30 semester hours. TU application fee of $35 is also waived for IB diploma candidates. They accept HL & SL scores.
The University of Alabama-Birmingham
Offers credit for more than 40 HL & SL courses. IB Candidates receive $1000 scholarship, Diploma holders receive $2500, both per year and renewable 4 years.
IB graduates tell us what they loved about being in IB at SCHS
“IB for me, was about belonging to a smaller community while learning on a larger global level. Classes are designed to challenge and develop critical thinking and teachers are invested in their students’ success. Having written extended essays, research plans and IA’s for the IB program, I feel well prepared to take on the challenges I will face during my college years.”
Lauren C., Class of 2019. Johns Hopkins University
“What I loved about being an IB student at SCHS was the encouragement to strive for greatness not only in my interests and in my aspirations, but in all walks of life” -John Z., Class of 2018. Elon University
"IB truly prepared me for college in terms of work load, writing papers, and managing time. I loved the sense of community that the IB program created amongst the students and the teachers as we became one big family over the 4 years. I’m grateful I stuck with the program although it proved to be challenging, as it was overall a positive experience that has set me on a great path for my future." –Marina B., Class of 2019. University of Florida
"The greatest merit of the IB program, and definitely the biggest impact it had on me, was how it instilled a sense of academic creativity in its students. The program rewarded unorthodox approaches to learning, and unlike similar college preparatory curriculums, it encouraged individualism. I felt like we had some of the best teachers in the state, and that they had genuine passion in the subjects they taught." –Griffin B., Class of 2019. Northwestern University
“There is little doubt in my mind that I would not have been able to gain acceptance to Tulane, with the scholarship offer I received, if not for IB at the Creek. At Tulane, students came from some of the best public and private high schools in the United States. I remember hoping that I could compete with them and feel academically prepared for rigorous classes. I was amazed to see that I could definitely keep up with everyone else, and I also felt that I was a step ahead of many students.”–Sam F. Class of 2008, Tulane University, Loyola Law
“I felt wonderfully prepared for college with good critical thinking skills. IB also provided me with good writing skills which are useful in every aspect of professional life.”-Sonia C. MD, Class of 2001, University of Miami
“I think the thing that stands out most to me was the rigorous coursework. I really did feel well-prepared for most of college based simply on the classes and exams. The fact that we were holistically tested (i.e. oral examinations, group projects, extended essay, etc.) prepared me much better for college and even graduate coursework than a traditional educational system (i.e. predominantly written exams) might have.” -Ailleen K. Class of 2003, Cornell University, PhD in Cell and Molecular Bio
“The best part about IB was meeting and interacting with some of the smartest people I've known. The IB program really brings people at the top to the same place and puts them together to learn and develop off of each other.” -James H. Class of 2010, New York University
“As much as we complained, in all four years of the Spruce Creek IB program, I never had a teacher who didn’t love what they did. I never had a teacher who didn’t give it their all to help me. Most importantly, I always knew my teachers believed in us, and they would always have our futures as a first priority.” -Athena M. Class of 2011, Daytona State College
“IB enabled me to get a full scholarship to UF, gave me flexibility to choose courses at UF because I was able to test out of a lot of the basics, and I still have best friends from my classes!” -Lisa E. Class of 2007, University of Florida, NYU Law
“It was the first time I had ever deeply questioned or challenged something written in a textbook. But perhaps most importantly, I found out that I had a passion for conducting academic research, one that I will follow into the college classroom, and possibly my career.” -Brian V. Class of 2014, University of North Carolina
“The best parts of IB include the friendships, IB English, the tight knit community feeling, Theory of Knowledge, earning the credit, the interdisciplinary approach to learning, and the focus on writing and speech.”-Sloane P. Class of 2011, Florida International University