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IB Program

Edgar T. Beddingfield, Ralph L. Fike, and James B. Hunt are International Baccalaureate Programme world schools.  The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is a four-year curriculum, two years in Wilson County Schools Honors courses and two years in a college level IB diploma curriculum that challenges students and promotes international understanding and international-mindedness. It leads to the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

The International Baccalaureate Programme is comprehensive and is designed to provide students with a balanced education. The subjects that comprise the core of the IB curriculum are arranged according to six groups and include the following: languages, social sciences, experimental sciences, mathematics, arts and electives. Students are required to select one subject from each of the six subject groups. In each IB subject, students complete internal assessments of subject matter, and then sit for an external IB exam in each subject.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is open to all students seeking a challenging and rigorous educational experience with a unique international cross-curricular focus and exceptionally high standards for achievement. In addition to courses and exams in the six subject areas, students are required to complete satisfactorily the Theory of Knowledge course, write an Extended Essay, and participate in CAS (Creativity, Action, and Service) activities in order to earn the IB Diploma.

The two levels of courses in the International Baccalaureate Programme are HL – Higher Level (240 hours) and SL – Standard Level (150 hours). Three or four of the six subjects groups are taken at the higher level, the others at standard level.

Effective with the junior class of 2017-2018, the Wilson County Schools IB program will be housed at Ralph L. Fike High School. Students interested in participating in the IB program will be allowed to transfer to Fike High School for this purpose.



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