IB Announcements


    There will be no additional shadowing days available for 17-18.

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    We are in the process of creating a new podcast series with information about all things IB within Knox County Schools that will be accessible on all KCS IB webpages.  If you would like to request a topic for us to cover, please complete the following Google Form: PODCAST INPUT FORM.  We appreciate your input!

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  • The Magnet Transfer window for the 2018-19 school year is NOW CLOSED.   The summer transfer window will open in June 2018.  Please visit the KCS Transfer Department webpage for more information.

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  • IB Information Sessions/Tours have concluded for 2017-18.  If you would like additional information, please email questions to Shannon Siebe at shannon.siebe@knoxschools.org.

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  • Late IBDP Exam Registration Fees: 

    Prior to Nov 15

    Reg: $172

    Test: $119 each

    Between Nov 15 & Jan 15

    Reg: $230

    Test: $157 each

    After Jan 15: 

    Reg: $493

    Test: $269 each

    Remember!  No refunds will be granted after JAN 15 for canceled exams!

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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
    Sarah Bast, IB Counselor



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.