How is IB different from an honors class?
The IB course is significantly more challenging than an honors course, both in content and assessment. Course assessment is prescribed and graded by international examiners. IB courses may earn college credit for students and, therefore, are taught and paced at a more advanced level than all other high school classes.
What if a student lives outside of the Inglemoor High School service area?
If you are an in-district transfer, starting in January of the 9th grade year, an “In-District Attendance Waiver Application” may be requested at the student’s junior high. The request needs to be completed and returned to the Office of Student Services. The waiver requests permission to attend Inglemoor. The out-of-district student must initiate the process by seeking an attendance variance from the home school district. It must be filled out according to that district’s requirements and sent to Northshore School District Office of Student Services.
Is there time for an IB student to participate in school sports, activities, or a job?
Many IB students successfully complete the IB Program as well as participate in sports and activities. An IB student will find it necessary to study at least two to three hours daily for class preparation. For the active student, time management will be crucial.
Can a student take classes other than those in the IB Program if he/she is a full diploma candidate?
Yes, if the student has enough time and room in their schedule.
How much does it cost?
The full diploma fee is between $800 and $900. Funding through a federal program reimburses 90% of the cost of exams for eligible students.
Can my child still get into the IB Program without having taken all the suggested Pre-IB coursework?
We make every effort to accommodate all interested students. Some students may be required to take additional courses during the summer in order to prepare for the IB Program.
How are IB students selected?
Students are required to fill out an “IB Statement Interest” in the 9th grade. The program is open to all students who wish to step up to the challenge. The IB Coordinators monitor the progress of all IB students and will meet with students that struggle academically to discuss their course of study.
Is a student required to do the full IB Diploma?
We encourage all interested students to consider the full IB Diploma because of its unique structure and preparation for a solid foundation in all areas of knowledge. However, this is not a requirement and a student may enroll in one or more IB courses.
Are IB students required to take the IB examinations?
While we cannot require the fees for assessment, we strongly encourage every IB student to participate in this aspect of the program.