International Baccalaureate (IB)
Wilson IB Program
Program History in Florence One Schools
Wilson High School, part of Florence One Schools, was authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in 1996 to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program (Grades 11-12) to highly-motivated students who complete a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and demonstrate a strong commitment to learning and community service. The partnership between Wilson High School (Grades 9-10) and Williams Middle School (Grades 7-8) became an authorized IB Middle Years Program (MYP) in 2002. The Middle Years Program helps prepare students for the IB Diploma Program.
What is the International Baccalaureate Program?
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is an internationally recognized, rigorously academic curriculum for self-motivated and achievement-oriented students. Because the IB Diploma Program offers a comprehensive and systematic education of the whole person, it is widely regarded as the most challenging college preparatory program in the world.
How does my child get into the IB Program?
Florence One Schools uses an open admission policy for students wishing to participate in the IB Middle Years and IB Diploma Programs. Students must complete an application and the student and his/her parents/guardians must participate in a conference with the IBMYP/IB Diploma Program teachers and administrators before being accepted into the program. Standardized test scores, report cards, attendance records, discipline reports, a writing sample, and teacher recommendations will be used to determine if the IB Middle Years or IB Diploma Program is appropriate for the applicant. Contact: Brian Howell, Director of the IB Program: email@example.com or 843.758.6610
Community and Service (CAS)
Creativity, action, service (CAS) is a mandatory core component of the IB Diploma Program. It aims to provide a 'counterbalance' to the academic rigor of the educational program.
Creativity is interpreted broadly to include a wide range of activities that involve creative thinking. Creativity provides students with the opportunity to explore their own sense of original thinking and expression.
Action is focused on getting involved in physical exertion that contributes to a healthy lifestyle. The aim of Action is to promote lifelong healthy habits related to physical well-being.
Service requires students to understand their capacity to make a meaningful contribution to their community and society. Through Service, students develop and apply personal and social skills in real-life situations involving decision-making, problem-solving, initiative, responsibility, and accountability for their actions.
CAS aims to develop students who are:
- reflective thinkers—they understand their own strengths and limitations, identify goals and devise strategies for personal growth
- willing to accept new challenges and new roles
- aware of themselves as members of communities with responsibilities towards each other and the environment
- active participants in sustained, collaborative projects
- balanced—they enjoy and find significance in a range of activities involving intellectual, physical, creative and emotional experiences.
For more information about CAS hours contact Mrs. Kelly Clouse
Download the CAS Form below