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Nease International Baccalaureate Pre-IB/IB
Diploma Program


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April 20th
May 2017 IB/AP Testing Calendar

Nease offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, which is chartered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in Geneva, Switzerland.  IB is a very rigorous, two-year program of curriculum and service that meets the needs of highly motivated secondary students during their last two years of high school, providing a comprehensive and integrated approach to learning.  In addition, students take intensified courses in Grades 9 and 10 in English, foreign language, social studies, science, and mathematics, called Nease Pre-IB, in preparation for the rigorous college-level curriculum of the Grades 11-12 IB Diploma Program.


The primary objective of the IB Program is to provide a world-class education that prepares students with the intellectual, social, and critical perspectives necessary for college and the rest of their lives. The IB curriculum emphasizes and promotes a persistent curiosity, critical analysis and creative synthesis in a broad range of subject areas.  Students earn a full IB Diploma by passing internationally set and graded exams along with internal assessments in six subjects, and in addition, completing an original research requirement (Extended Essay), completing the Theory of Knowledge course, and fulfilling the creativity, activity and service component (CAS).  For more detailed information on IB see:    www.ibo.org


The IB Diploma Program was established at Nease in 1996, with the first class graduating in 1998.  In 2016, there were 86 students in the Nease graduating class, making a total of 1,141 Nease IB graduates in 19 years.  Admission is very competitive, drawing from the entire county.  Currently (2016-2017) 463 students are enrolled in the program: 167 freshmen, 118 sophomores, 91 juniors and 87 seniors.  Our IB students have very diverse backgrounds, with 45% of parents and 51% of grandparents originally from foreign countries.  Additionally, over 15% of our students have lived overseas. 

About Our Program

Number of IB students: 86

Average SAT score: 1970 (CR 660, M 660, W 650)

Average ACT score: 29 (composite)

Average GPA: 4.2 (weighted)

IB tests passed: 94%; IB diplomas received: 92%

AP tests passed during HS: 86% (507 out of 590)

Accepted to over 91 colleges and universities

Attending 31 different colleges and universities

95% Florida Bright Futures Scholarships

Offered over $3 million in college scholarships


In 2016, Nease IB students (11th & 12th) achieved a 94% pass rate on IB exams with 174 students taking 579 exams in 18 subject areas.   On the IB exams, they averaged a 4.99 score on a 7-point scale. Combined results from the last 5 years are shown in the chart below:


Test Subject  Tests Passed %
HL English 384/392 98%
SL French 40/44 91%
HL/SL Spanish 337/343 98%
HL History of Am. 362/392 92%
HL Psychology 132/145 91%
SL Psychology 276/309 89%
HL Biology 60/85 71%
SL Biology 88/97 91%
HL Chemistry 17/23 74%
SL Chemistry 63/83 76%
HL Physics 3/5 60%
SL Physics 80/99 81%
HL Math 57/62 92%
SL Math 199/221 90%
SL Math Studies 92/92 100%
HL/SL Film 62/69 90%
HL/SL Music 17/21 81%
HL/SL Theatre 4/4 100%
HL/SL Art 60/75 80%

IB Diplomas





Congratulations to our 5, 2017 National Merit Finalists !!!!!!
Semi-Finalists are:
Ava Hampton, John Hiltonen, Malu Nair, Suzanne Raybuck and Shelby Wallace


AND Nease has 14 commended students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program!