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 Mr. Derek Allison at (803) 821-3540.

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:  $1,150,000
  • 2017 Total Scholarship offers for IB Seniors: $1,900,000
  • 2018 Total Scholarship offers for IB Seniors: $1,700,000+ in scholarships

International Baccalaureate Resources
Lexington One Pre-IB Programme
Lexington One IB Programme
2018-2019 IB Center 
IB Informational Powerpoint
IB Assessment Policy
Diploma Points Matrix
IB Learner Profile
IB and AP
IB Language Policy
Courses and SC Requirements
IB Article – Winthrop
LHS CAS Handbook
2019 Exam Schedule
IB Testimonial – The Citadel

Extended Essay Information
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 

IB Newsletters
May 2018
September 2018
November-December 2018
January 2019
February 2019

Coordinator Notes
September 2018
February 2019

LHS IB Programme Contacts
Dr. Sherry Walters, IBDP Head of Program
Greg Airasian, Psychology SL
Derek Allison, IB Coordinator, History of the Americas HL, Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
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,Language A: Literature HL

LHS Pre-IB Programme Contacts
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