IB Announcements

  • INFORMATIVE SLIDES PRESENTATION

    Below is a link to an informative slides presentation about both the IBDP and IBCP programmes at West High School.  

    IBDP & IBCP PRESENTATION W/O NARRATION

     

     

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  • IB PROGRAM TRANSFER SCREENING PROCESS: The transfer request window for the 2020-21 school year will open in October 2019.  

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    Valerie Schmidt-Gardner, Diploma Programme Coordinator
    valerie.schmidtgardner@knoxschools.org   
    Lauren Fisher, Career-Related Programme Coordinator
    lauren.fisher@knoxschools.org
    Shannon Siebe, KCS Advanced Academic Specialist
    shannon.siebe@knoxschools.org
    @IBMrsSiebe
     
     

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KCS IB POLICIES

What is IB?

  • The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a comprehensive, rigorous program of advanced studies that demands the best from motivated students. IB students study a broad spectrum of subjects and engage in research and experiential learning through school, community and international activities. In the forty years since its founding, the IB Diploma Programme has become a symbol of academic integrity and  intellectual promise, recognized by leading universities in the United States and throughout the world.

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    West High School's IB Diploma Programme, authorized in 2011, aims to provide a balanced education, facilitate geographic mobility, and promote international understanding through a shared academic experience. Our IB exam results compare favorably to other IB World Schools and our students are widely accepted at competitive universities across the United States.

    Students not zoned for West High School are able to apply for a "Program of Study" transfer.  You no longer need to use the "magnet transfer" application for West High School.