Congratulations IB Class of 2020!
We are so proud of YOU!
Nease International Baccalaureate Program
Nease Academy Open House, Thursday January 16th 2020, 6:00-7:30, Nease Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Nease IB Student & Parent Panel, Tuesday January 28th 2020, 6:00-7:00, Nease Performing Arts Center (PAC)
All paperwork must be submitted on or before February 3rd, 2020 to be considered for application.
Teacher Recommendation Form (Hard copy to mail)
Digital Access Recommendation Form to Give to Teachers (St. Johns County School District Students Only)
(Must obtain 4 recommendations from current Math, Science, History and English teachers)
A parent meeting was held on January 6, 2020 (6:00-7:00) regarding 2020-2021 course scheduling and how it relates to the the IB Diploma. The link below is the presentation given that evening.
Use the links below to help plan courses for your four years at Nease. Please submit your planning worksheet to Mrs. Kennedy at your registration appointment.
Nease IB Policies and Procedures
IB Subject Briefs
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All Nease students (IB specific information can be found under Class of 2020 statistics) continue to perform above average on college admission tests. The graduating class of 2019 average score on the SAT was 1200 (EBRW 600, M 600). Their average composite score on the ACT was 24. Nease students have also earned recognition on their junior PSAT from the National Merit Scholarship Program:
National Merit Commended: 15, (2020); 8,(2019); 13,(2018); 14, (2017)
National Hispanic Recognition: 4, (2020); 1, (2018); 2 (2016); 2 (2015)
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES ATTENDING
Nease’s graduates have been accepted to, are attending, and have graduated from many colleges and universities including:
|American University||George Washington Univ.||UNC Chapel Hill|
|Auburn University||Georgetown University||U.S. Military Academy|
|Boston College||Georgia Tech||U.S. Naval Academy|
|Boston University||Harvard University||University of Alabama|
|Brigham Young Univ.||Jacksonville University||Univ. of Calif.- Berkeley|
|Brown University||Johns Hopkins Univ.||Univ. of Central Florida|
|Carnegie Mellon Univ.||MIT||University of Chicago|
|The Citadel||McGill University||University of Florida|
|Clemson University||Mercer University||University of Georgia|
|Colgate University||New College of Florida||University of Miami|
|College of Charleston||New York University||University of Michigan|
|Coll. of William & Mary||N. Carolina State Univ.||Univ. of North Florida|
|Cornell University||Northeastern University||Univ. of Notre Dame|
|Dartmouth College||Northwestern University||Univ. of Pennsylvania|
|Davidson College||Nova Southeastern Univ.||Univ. of Pittsburgh|
|Drexel University||Ohio State University||Univ. of Richmond|
|Duke University||Pennsylvania State Univ.||Univ. of So. Carolina|
|Elon University||Princeton University||Univ. of South Florida|
|Embry-Riddle||Purdue University||Univ. of So. California|
|Emory University||Rollins College||University of Tampa|
|Flagler College||Santa Fe College||University of Texas|
|Florida A&M University||SCAD||University of Virginia|
|Florida Atlantic Univ.||Sewanee||University of W. Florida|
|Florida Gulf Coast Univ.||Southeastern University||Valencia College|
|Florida Institute of Tech.||St. Johns River St. Coll.||Vanderbilt University|
|Florida Int’l Univ.||Stanford University||Virginia Tech|
|Florida Southern College||Stetson University||Wake Forest University|
|Florida State Coll. at Jax||Tallahassee Comm. Coll.||Washington & Lee Univ.|
|Florida State University||Tufts University||Washington Univ. in SL|
|Furman University||Tulane University|
Princeton University’s Dean of Admission Janet Rapelye stated:
“If the student has the opportunity to do the IB diploma, we really value the diploma,” Rapelye advised.
“…the most important thing is your high school transcript. Every college and university is going to evaluate first your transcript.”
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, by 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
Facts About Nease IB
Est. in 1996
- Number of IB Students (graduated seniors): 110
- Average SAT Score: 1400 (RW 700, M 700)
- Average ACT Score: 31 (Composite)
- Average GPA: 4.341 weighted
- IB Tests Passed: 87%
- IB Diplomas Earned: 96%
- AP Tests Passed during HS: ___% (waiting on summary of results)
- Accepted to over 108 Colleges and Universities
- Attending 32 Different Colleges and Universities
- Offered over $2.8 Million in College Scholarships
In 2020, Nease Diploma students (11th & 12th) achieved a 87% pass rate on IB exams with 174 students taking 678 exams in 23 subject areas. On the IB exams, they averaged a 4.91 score on a 7-point scale. Combined results from the last 5 years are shown below.
|Test Subject||Tests Passed||%|
|HL History of Am.||431/449||96%|
|SL Math Studies||115/119||97%|
|SL Comp. Sci||Year 1||Year 1|
9th and 10th graders: In order to document community service hours, please have a letter written on letterhead from the organization where the hours were completed. The letter should include student’s name, dates of service, number of hours, and type of activity, supervisor’s name and supervisor’s contact information. Turn in verification to Mrs. Kennedy who will document for the Bright Futures Scholarship. Remember you will need 100 hours of service by May 1st (of your senior year) to qualify for the Bright Futures Scholarship.
11th and 12th graders: CAS learning experiences should be approved through Managebac, prior to completion.
Summer Learning Opportunities 2020-2021
Please make sure you look carefully as to which assignments are to be completed for each course. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Kennedy. All summer learning opportunities are required.
AP Language and Composition (c/o 2023)
AP U.S. History (IB) (c/o 2022)
IB Seniors (c/o 2021)