ABOUT WEST ACADEMICSThe International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma ProgrammeWest 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. The IB Diploma Programme is a designated Magnet programme at West High School through the Office of Innovation. Students not zoned for West High School are able to apply for a Magnet transfer. Due to the level of rigor within the IB Diploma Programme, any student applying for a Magnet transfer to West High School will complete a screening process in order to qualify. Please contact Shannon Siebe for more information regarding the screening process. Learn more about the IB Diploma Programme at West.The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years ProgrammeThe Middle Years Programme is directed to the needs of students in grades 6–10, or at West High School specifically, grades 9–10. West High School will be offering the Middle Years Programme in partnership with Bearden Middle School. At West High School ALL 9th and 10th graders will participate in the IB MYP. The MYP will focus on supporting student academic and personal growth through the following components: 8 subject areas; areas of interaction; approaches to learning; learner profile; and a personal project. Learn more about the Middle Years Programme at West.The Freshman Academy Small Learning Community (FRAC)West High School is broken into small learning communities for each stage of high school education. The Freshman Academy is comprised of a team of educators who work collaboratively to provide access to rigorous coursework while providing supports to ensure student success. Learn more about FRAC.