IB Announcements

  • IB Information Sessions/Tours with the district IB Facilitator will only be available once/month in the 2018-19 school year.  In addition, the number of available spots for each session are limited due to space limitations in the presentation room.   Please visit the link below to view available spots and sign up.  If you would like additional information, please email questions to Shannon Siebe at shannon.siebe@knoxschools.org.

     

    IB Info Session Tour Sign Up

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  • Twitter Accounts to Follow!

    @IBMrsSiebe: All things IB in Knox County Schools

    @WestHighIB: All things Diploma Programme at WHS

    @RebelIBProjects: All things Personal Project

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  • Shannon Siebe, District IB Facilitator
    MYP and DP Coordinator
              shannon.siebe@knoxschools.org          
    @IBMrsSiebe
    Sarah Bast, IB Counselor
                sarah.bast@knoxschools.org              
      @westhighIB
     
     

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KCS IB POLICIES

International Baccalaureate Explained

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.

    The IB Diploma Programme is a designated Magnet programme at West High School through the Office of Curriculum and Instruction.  Students not zoned for West High School are able to apply for a Magnet transfer.   Please contact Shannon Siebe for more information regarding the transfer process.

     

    International Baccalaureate Programme Statistics- 2017-18
    58 11th graders are currently pursuing the full diploma
    50 12th graders are currently pursuing the full diploma.
    Over 300 WHS students are pursuing IB certificates
     
    International Baccalaureate Programme Statistics- 2017
    50% of Diploma Candidates earned the IB Diploma (13 out of 26)
    277 IB certificates were earned in 2017.
     The class of 2017 had 26 Diploma Candidates and 122 Certificate students.
     520 IB exams were given in 2017.
    The Class of 2017 earned $8.8 million in scholarships
     
    International Baccalaureate Programme Statistics- 2016 
    77% of Diploma Candidates earned the IB Diploma (20 out of 26)
    143 Certificates were earned in 2016.
     The class of 2016 had 26 Diploma Candidates and 113 Certificate students.
     419 IB exams were given in 2016.
    The Class of 2016 earned over $9 million in scholarships
     
    International Baccalaureate Programme Statistics- 2015 
    74% of Diploma Candidates earned the IB Diploma (14 out of 19)
    107 Certificates were earned in 2015.
    The class of 2015 had 19 Diploma Candidates and 85 Certificate students.
    277 IB exams were given in 2015.
    The Class of 2015 earned over $9 million in scholarships.