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International Baccalaureate (IB)
Diploma Program


IB Coordinator – Missy Kennedy

What is IB?

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 2017, there were 85 students in the Nease graduating class, making a total of 1,226 Nease IB graduates in 20 years.  Admission is very competitive, drawing from the entire county.  Currently (2017-2018) 423 students are enrolled in the program: 104 freshmen, 148 sophomores, 89 juniors and 82 seniors.  Our IB students have very diverse backgrounds, with 49% of parents and 54% of grandparents originally from foreign countries.  Additionally, over 17% of our students have lived overseas. 

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About Our Program

Number of IB students: 85

Average new SAT score: 1370 (RW 690, M 680)

Average ACT score: 30 (composite)

Average GPA: 4.2 (weighted)

IB tests passed: 95%; IB diplomas received: 88%

AP tests passed during HS: 86% (473 out of 549)

Accepted to over 99 colleges and universities

Attending 28 different colleges and universities

90% Florida Bright Futures Scholarships

Offered over $2.8 million in college scholarships


In 2017, Nease IB students (11th & 12th) achieved a 95% pass rate on IB exams with 166 students taking 590 exams in 20 subject areas.   On the IB exams, they averaged a 5.10 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 391/396 99%
SL French 52/56 93%
HL/SL Spanish 357/359 99%
HL Contemporary History
371/396 94%
HL Psychology 161/177 91%
SL Psychology 267/298 90%
HL Biology 57/82 70%
SL Biology 109/119 92%
HL Chemistry 1/1 100%
SL Chemistry 52/69 75%
HL Physics 1/1 100%
SL Physics 98/109 90%
HL Math 51/54 94%
SL Math 207/226 92%
SL Math Studies 99/99 100%
HL/SL Film 69/79 87%
HL/SL Music 25/29 86%
HL/SL Theatre 0/0 -%
HL/SL Art 57/70 81%
IB Diplomas 349/396 88%
Congratulations to our 8- 2017 National Semi-Merit Finalists !!!!!!
Semi-Finalists are:
Oscar Aguilar, Rohan Bhargava, Scott Cummings, Eduardo Evans, Gerald Huang, Sneha Kapil, Anna Savo-Matthews, & Dina Zakaria
IB Coordinator
Missy Kennedy