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Nease International Baccalaureate Pre-IB/IB
Diploma Program


IB Coordinator – Kim Hollis

What is IB?

Power Point from AcademyNight2017

Nease Pre-IB and Academy /Program of Study

Application Process

Academies/Programs of Study are optional opportunities offered to students to help them become more college and career ready.

Parents and students from public or private schools are invited to the county-wide Academy and Program of Study High School Showcase at World Golf Village on January 19, 2017 from 3:30pm until 7:00pm.

Academy/Program of Study opportunities at all St. Johns County high schools will be on display and will have staff available to answer questions.

After the county-wide showcase, each high school will have an academy night on their campus for students and parents to visit the programs in which they are interested.

Nease Academy/IB Night  –  Thursday, January 26, 2017

IB Parent/Student Panel in the PAC at Nease – February 9, 2017 @ 6:00

Teacher recommendation forms will go to the current year English, math, social studies and science teachers to be completed and returned to Mrs. Hollis no later than February 10th.

Academy Application Teacher Recommendation 2017

If you would like to apply to a St. Johns County Academy:

Must complete an online application by the deadline February 10th by 11:59 p.m.

May apply to more than one academy but no more than three.

Must be presently in 8/9 grade and live in St. Johns County to apply – may not apply after  9th grade year of high school

Cannot apply after the deadline.

Important Dates for First-Time Students Considering Nease IB

Thurs. January 19               High School Showcase at World Golf Village 3:30-7pm

Thurs. January 19               Academy Registration Opens Online

Thurs. January 26               Academy Night at Nease at 6 pm

Thurs. February 9                         IB Parent and Student Panel at Nease at 6 pm

Fri. February 10                             Online Applications Closed at Midnight

Fri. February 10                 Teacher Recommendations should arrive at Nease

To apply to the Nease IB Program, you MUST:

Step 1 – Apply online by February 10 – see instructions on how to register at: http://academies.stjohns.k12.fl.us/registration/.

Step 2 –IB applicants must print out four IB Application Teacher Recommendation forms (link on this page as well as at http://academies.stjohns.k12.fl.us/registration/) and distribute to the four core academic teachers:  Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts. Teachers will be responsible for returning these forms to Kim Hollis, the Nease IB Coordinator, by February 10 through interoffice mail. Please give teachers at least 1 week to complete and send.

Step 3 – Students who are St. Johns County residents but currently attending private or home school must (a) pre-register at their current zoned school (call school for appt. @547-8321) (b) secure a paper application from Theresa Dodd at the county office by emailing her at Theresa.Dodd@stjohns.k12.fl.us and (c) deliver report cards and standardized test scores to Kim Hollis at Nease or email them to her at Kim.Hollis@stjohns.k12.fl.us . All these steps should be completed by Feb. 10.

There is no District transportation provided to an academy outside your zoned high school.

8th grade families may not contact a high school or a high school coach about sports until they are accepted into an academy at that High School.

*If your student is an 8th grader attending a private school, but you are a resident of St. Johns County, and would like to apply to an IB/Academy for the 2017-2018 school year, you must make a pre-registration appointment with the guidance department of your ZONED high school. You can call 904-547-8321 to make an appointment at Nease. All pre-registration appointments must be completed before the February 10th application deadline.

Please Contact our IB/Academy staff if you have any questions:

Mrs. Hollis – IB Kim.Hollis@Stjohns.K12.fl.us

Capt. LaRochelle – NJROTC Scott.LaRochelle@stjohns.k12.fl.us

Mrs. Combs– Engineering, Communications, and Hospitality Jaime.Combs@stjohns.k12.fl.us

Top Tier College Admissions for Nease IB Students

 Several Top Tier schools will find Nease High School IB graduates in their classrooms this fall.  Prestigious universities such as Cornell, Harvard, Princeton, UPenn, Yale, Duke and MIT were among the top institutions who vied for these 2014 seniors.  Hard work and dedication certainly paid off for the following student scholars, Diksha Brahmbhatt, Madison Stenzel, Lily Dove, Lauren Hsu, Karen Xiang, Andri Kokoshi, Nick Leisle and R.J.Cunio when several of the most highly regarded schools in the country issued the exciting news of their acceptance.  Other esteemed schools granting entrance to these IB students include Babson, Davidson, Emory, Georgetown, Rice University, UF, Vassar and Washington University in St. Louis.  These seniors will certainly have some big decisions to make in the near future.  Many are traveling in the next couple of weeks to re-visit these impressive schools.  Kim Hollis, IB Coordinator at Nease said, “I am thrilled with the choices that our IB Class of 2014 have for college this year.  This is a remarkable group of students who are bright and talented and I am going to miss them!”.

Each year IB students receive top honors and recognition from some of the best universities in the country. The IB Program is a rigorous, two-year internationally-based program of curriculum and service that meets the needs of highly motivated secondary students, providing a comprehensive and integrated approach to learning. Students prepare for this program through Nease’s Pre-IB Program for freshmen and sophomore years. 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 beyond.


Congratulations to our 7, 2016 National Merit Semi-Finalists !!!!!!
Semi-Finalists are:

Noah Ari, Sanjana Bhargava, Patrick Farrar, Alex Jasper, Divya Mahesh, Abbey Prohofsky and Samuel Still

AND Nease has 14 commended students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program!
Commended students are:
Akriti Akhauri, Emily Cheshire, Nico Cort, Angelica Lagasca, Joshua Lee, Aaron Lemos, Brian Nichol, Andrew Nishimoto, Lyndsay Powers, Riley Scherer, Mughil Sriram, Allison Upchurch, Kyle Wai and Zach Weisblatt

IB Graduating Class of 2014 Profile

Number of IB students:  81

Average SAT score: 2020 (CR 680, M 680, W 660)

Average ACT score: 30 (composite)

Average GPA: 4.2 (weighted)

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

AP tests passed during HS: 89% (518 out of 582)

Accepted to over 86 colleges and universities

Attending 30 different colleges and universities

95% Florida Bright Futures Scholarships

Offered over $3 million in college scholarships

 In 2015, Nease IB students (11th & 12th) achieved a 93% pass rate on IB exams with 170 students taking 544 exams in 20 subject areas.   On the IB exams, they averaged a 4.92 score on a 7-point scale.

        New IB Booster website – For further Nease IB information be sure to check out the IB Booster’s website at www.neaseibboosters.org and save it as a favorite!!


IB Coordinator
Kim Hollis