International Baccalareate Program at
Lake Weir High, Vanguard High, Howard Middle,
and Oakcrest Elementary
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is for academically able and highly motivated students. Founded in 1967 to provide a rigorous, well-rounded, college preparatory education to students around the world, there are presently more than 3,043 IB schools in 139 countries.
The program’s common broadly-based curriculum is assessed by internationally developed and graded exams, papers and portfolios.
At the elementary level, students automatically become part of the Primary Years Program. At this level, IB prepares students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. Six themes of global significance create a trans-disciplinary framework allowing students to "step up" beyond the confines of learning within these subject areas: who we are, where we are in place and time, how we express ourselves, how the world works, how we organize ourselves, and sharing the planet.
In middle school, IB helps students find a sense of belonging in the ever-changing and increasingly interrelated world around them while fostering a positive learning attitude. Students are required to study their native language, a second language, humanities, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical education and technology. In their final year, students engage in a personal project allowing them to demonstrate the understandings and skills developed throughout the program.
In high school, students begin pre-IB courses during their freshman or sophomore year and complete the IB curriculum as juniors and seniors.
High school requirements include passing exam scores in six subjects, completing 150 hours of Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) activities, writing a 4,000-word extended essay, and taking the IB Theory of Knowledge course. The program is unique because it provides an interdisciplinary, liberal arts education leading to a diploma recognized worldwide
High school student selection is based on prior academic achievement, standardized test scores, a writing sample, and a personal interview
Applications for admission are available at the schools
7 NW 28th Street
Ocala, FL 34475
Lake Weir High
10351 SE Maricamp Rd.
Ocala, FL 34472
1655 N. W. 10th Street.
Ocala, FL 34475
1112 NE 28 St.
Ocala, FL 34470