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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 2019, there were 86 students in the Nease graduating class, making a total of 1,394 Nease IB graduates in 22 years.  Admission is very competitive, drawing from the entire county.  Currently (2019-2020) 419 students are enrolled in the program: 126 freshman, 105 sophomores, 75 juniors and 111 seniors.  Our IB students have very diverse backgrounds, with 49% of parents and 57% of grandparents originally from foreign countries.  Additionally, over 17% of our students have lived overseas.  Our current demographics are here.

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About Our Program

Number of IB students (graduated seniors 2019): 86

Average new SAT score: 1390 (RW 690, M 700)

Average ACT score: 30 (composite)

Average GPA: 4.3 (weighted)

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

AP tests passed during HS: 85%

Accepted to over 108 colleges and universities

Attending 23 different colleges and universities

95% Florida Bright Futures Scholarships

Offered over $2.8 million in college scholarships

May 2019 Statistical World Bulletin

In 2019, Nease IB students (11th & 12th) achieved a 93% pass rate on IB exams with 181 students taking 598 exams in 26 subject areas.   On the IB exams, they averaged a 4.81 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 415/418 99%
HL/SL French 64/70 91%
HL/SL Spanish 409/409 100%
HL History of Am.
399/418 95%
HL Psychology 168/179 94%
SL Psychology 232/267 88%
HL Biology 48/59 83%
SL Biology 135/138 98%
HL Chemistry 7/11 40%
SL Chemistry 53/68 78%
HL Physics 7/9 78%
SL Physics 111/139 80%
HL Math 59/62 95%
SL Math 237/254 93%
SL Math Studies 102/104 98%
HL/SL Film 94/116 81%
HL/SL Music 57/65 88%
HL/SL Theatre 7/7 100%
HL/SL Art 50/67 75%
IB Diplomas 385/419 92%
IB Coordinator
Missy Kennedy