International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a rigorous pre-university course of studies that meets the needs of highly motivated high school students in their Junior and Senior years. The IB curriculum focuses on high academic standards, international understanding and citizenship, and second language proficiency.

IB is a comprehensive two-year curriculum that requires diploma candidates to complete at least one course in six academic areas: Language A1 (native language), Language B (foreign language), Experimental Sciences (science), the Arts and Electives (art, music, and theatre arts), Mathematics (math), and Individuals and Societies (social studies). In addition to the six academic courses, students are expected to complete three other requirements in order to receive an IB Diploma.

For additional information please visit the International Baccalaureate website or contact Dr. Sherry Walters at (803) 821-3411.

Diploma Program

  • Emphasizes critical thinking, intercultural understanding, and exposure to a variety of points of view
  • Coursework in six different subject areas that reflect a blend of breadth and specialization
  • Independent research paper on topic of special interest
  • Theory of Knowledge philosophy course
  • 150 hours of community service

IB Benefits

  • Provides a total K-12 program
  • Nurtures students’ awareness of their membership in a global community
  • Enrolls students in an international community of scholars
  • Provides student-centered inquiry and instruction
  • Provides a learning partnership with professionally trained IB teachers
  • Provides students with skills and attitudes which encourage lifelong learning
  • Encourages creativity and critical thinking at all levels
  • 2016 Total Scholarship offers for IB Seniors (18 seniors): $1,150,000
  •  2017 Total Scholarship offers for IB Seniors: $1,900,000+ in scholarship

Resources                 
Lexington One Pre-IB Programme
Lexington One IB Programme
IB Informational Powerpoint
IB Assessment Policy
Diploma Points Matrix
2017 IB Program Highlights
2017 Statistical Bulletin
IB Learner Profile
IB and AP
IB Language Policy
Courses and SC Requirements
IB Article – Winthrop

LHS IB Newsletter
May 2018

Extended Essay Information 2017-18
Timeline 2017-18
IB Extended Essay Student Guide and Summer Assignment (revised 11/30/17)
IB Extended Essay Supervisor Guide (revised 11/30/17)
IB Extended Essay Grading 

 

 

 

Summer English Reading Information
IB Prep: IB Prep/English II Honors Info
IB Juniors: Junior IB Letter 2018-19, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, How to Read Literature Like a Professor
IB Seniors: Senior IB Information 2018-19

Summer Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Summer Reading Assignment
TOK Summer Reading and Assignment (IB Seniors)

Summer French Work
IB B SL Jr Letter 2018-19
Assignments 2018-19
*No summer work required for French Ab Initio Juniors

Summer Math Assignments
Senior IB Math SL 2018-19

Summer Biology Work
HL IB Biology I Summer Practice

Summer Latin Work
Rising Juniors and Seniors: Read all of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in
English. You may choose the translation that you like the most.
Suggestions have been provided in class.

Rising Seniors: Complete the first draft of your research dossier for
your Internal Assessment.

Summer Spanish Work
Spanish SL IB Assignment (Juniors & Seniors)

LHS IB Programme Contacts

Staff Name Subject Area
Greg Airasian Psychology SL
Derek Allison History of the Americas HL/Theory of Knowledge (TOK) IB Coordinator
Dr. Jason Bagley French B SL/French B ab initio SL
Sheryn Billue Mathematics Studies SL
Dr. Jason Blackburn IB Latin SL
Janet Boltjes Librarian/Extended Essay (EE) Coordinator  CAS Coordinator
Anne-Marie Cormier-Bausch Spanish B SL/Spanish B ab initio SL
Lisa Gantt Chemistry HL
Clay Hendrix German B SL Sem HN/German B SL
Jodi McFarland Mathematics SL
Michael Melvin Economics SL
Diane Pardue Biology HL
Megan Small English HL Language A HL
Dr. Sherry Walters IBDP Head of Program

LHS Pre-IB Programme Contacts

Staff Name Subject Area
Heather Frost Pre-IB Chemistry
Erika Perry Pre-IB Geometry & Pre-IB Algebra 2
Megan Small English 2 Honors Pre-IB
Brett Whalen Pre-IB Biology

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