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Nease IB Program

IB Coordinator – Missy Kennedy
(904) 547-8309

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 2018, there were 82 students in the Nease graduating class, making a total of 1,308 Nease IB graduates in 20 years.  Admission is very competitive, drawing from the entire county.  Currently (2018-2019) 425 students are enrolled in the program: 126 freshman, 95 sophomores, 116 juniors and 88 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: 82

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

Average ACT score: 30 (composite)

Average GPA: 4.2 (weighted)

IB tests passed: 93%; IB diplomas received: 93%

AP tests passed during HS:

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 2018, Nease IB students (11th & 12th) achieved a 93% pass rate on IB exams with 163 students taking 549 exams in 25 subject areas.   On the IB exams, they averaged a 5.03 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 401/404 99%
SL French 56/63 88%
HL/SL Spanish 356/357 99%
HL History of Am.
388/404 96%
HL Psychology 174/187 93%
SL Psychology 235/271 90%
HL Biology 45/60 74%
SL Biology 126/130 97%
HL Chemistry 5/8 63%
SL Chemistry 49/68 72%
HL Physics 1/1 100%
SL Physics 116/137 85%
HL Math 62/65 95%
SL Math 228/247 92%
SL Math Studies 92/92 100%
HL/SL Film 81/100 81%
HL/SL Music 49/53 93%
HL/SL Theatre 0/0 -%
HL/SL Art 55/69 80%
IB Diplomas 367/404 91%
IB Coordinator
Missy Kennedy