Informational Meetings To Be Held For Osceola School District's International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs
For the 2016/2017 school year, the Osceola School District will offer the Pre-Diploma Program at Gateway High School and Celebration High School. The two-year Pre-Diploma Program leads to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. Parents of highly-motivated eighth grade students at all Osceola middle schools are encouraged to attend an informational meeting outlining the Pre-Diploma requirements, the program features and advantages, the application and selection process, and the rigorous curriculum on any of these following dates:
--January 14, 2016 - Parkway Middle School
, located at 857 Florida Parkway in Kissimmee, at 6:30 p.m.
--January 21, 2016 - Horizon Middle School
, located at 2020 Ham Brown Road in Kissimmee, at 6:30 p.m.
--January 28, 2016 - Denn John Middle School
, located at 2001 Denn John Lane in Kissimmee, at 6:30 p.m.
--February 4, 2016 - Celebration K-8 School
, located at 510 Campus Street in Celebration, at 6:30 p.m.
--February 11, 2016 - St. Cloud Middle School
, located at 1975 Michigan Avenue in St. Cloud, at 6:30 p.m.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepare students for success at a university and beyond. The IB Diploma is awarded to students who pass external examinations in six academic subject areas, complete a course of study in the theory of knowledge, successfully prepare an extended essay reflecting independent research and analysis, and who participate in Creative, Action, and Service (CAS) endeavors. Requirements for the IB Diploma are structured to meet the entrance requirements for the best universities throughout the world while striving to meet the ideals of an international education. IB attendance zones have been adopted by the Osceola County School Board. If a student is accepted into the IB Program at his/her zoned school, transportation will be provided.