The IB Program is a highly rigorous and balanced academic program that prepares students in their Junior and Senior years for success in the future whether it is in college or a career. This program is designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. At PSLH we offer our students two ways to participate: students may take individual IB classes to challenge themselves in a particular area (part-time IB), or they may sign up to be a full diploma candidate (full-time IB).
Students at Port St Lucie High are able to take the IB courses listed below on an individual basis. This means all IB courses will be available to each junior and senior. To prepare for these courses, we recommend that you take pre-IB offerings in 9th and 10th grade. Advanced coursework preparation will assist you in being successful in IB courses.
Please contact Ms. Karman Nottage-Sims, School Counselor, or Mr. Gerald Earley at 337-6770 for more information.
What is the Diploma Program?
It is a comprehensive two-year highly rigorous curriculum that can result in in the student receiving up to 32 college credits. The awarding of a Diploma waives many freshmen course requirements at university. IB diploma holders are admitted to universities worldwide, including the most selective.
The Diploma curriculum contains six subject groups together with a core made up of three separate parts. Students study six subjects selected from the subject groups. Normally, three subjects are studied at a higher level (courses representing 240 teaching hours), and the remaining three subjects are studied at a standard level (courses representing 150 teaching hours). There are three additional components required for the diploma – an extended essay, a required theory of knowledge class, and a CAS Project (creativity, action, service project). These three components are required for diploma candidates and are central to the philosophy of I.B.
Eligibility Requirements for Diploma Program:
• Complete an IB Diploma Application
• Passed ELA FSA (10th Grade)
• Passed Algebra 1, Geometry and Biology EOC
• Attendance History
• 3.0 G.P.A.
• Teacher Recommendations from all core subjects