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About Our Program

The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.  These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

The career-related study is designed to prepare students for higher education, an internship or apprenticeship, or a position in a designated field of interest.  It provides the opportunity for students to learn about theories and concepts through application and practice while developing broad-based skills in authentic and meaningful contexts.

All teachers and support personnel at Gulf High School have been trained at IBO sanctioned training sites.  All curriculum follows IBO guidelines as well as State of Florida and District School Board of Pasco County guidelines.  Advanced Placement exams in various content areas are available during the curriculum progression.

If you would like to review the two presentations shared at the Pasco Pathways Expo, please click below. Remember, if you are interested in applying for consideration to become a member of the incoming IB Class of 2023, you must apply through the district’s myStudent system.

IB Parent Night Presentation

IB Flyer 2019_2020

IB Brochure

IB Handbook 18-19

TELL ME ABOUT IB

Through its “Tell Me About…” series, the International Baccalaureate Programme at Gulf High School is pleased to share a range of information and presentations for the benefit of our students, their families, and our community.


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Tell Me About: Ten Reasons Why IB

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

Ten reasons why the IB Diploma Programme is Ideal Preparation for University and Success in Life.

  1. It offers academic breadth and depth.
  2. Colleges value students with meaningful experiences beyond the classroom.
  3. It’s a qualification recognized by universities around the world.
  4. It creates independent learners and strong writers.
  5. It cultivates an international mindset.
  6. It assesses more than examination techniques.
  7. IB students have proven time management skills.
  8. The IB encourages critical thinking.
  9. Subjects aren’t taught in isolation.
  10. And MORE reasons from the IB Learner Profile characteristics!

Tell Me About: The IB Core

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The International Baccalaureate Programme focuses on developing students’ strengths academically and as caring global citizens. The academic subjects surround the experiences of our students, while the IB Core lies at the heart of what we do in becoming the people who will lead our communities forward.

Tell Me About: The IB Core is an overview of Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, and Creativity-Action-Service, which together assist our International Baccalaureate students to grow in attaining the characteristics found in the IB Learner Profile.

Please visit back often as we expand our Tell Me About series concerning the key aspects of the IB experience.

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Tell Me About: Creativity-Action-Service

International Baccalaureate students engage in a rigorous, university-level curriculum with a unifying element of becoming a successful, caring, global citizen.  In addition to their courses, students:

Engage in critical analysis through the authoring of an Extended Essay.
Participate in the Theory of Knowledge course to evaluate how human beings make sense of their world and experiences.

Perform Creativity-Action-Service, or CAS, a service/leadership component of the full IB experience.
At the beginning of their junior year, Gulf High IB students and families are introduced to CAS and begin on the road to taking part in this fulfilling work.

What does it mean to volunteer, do community service, and to fulfill CAS in the DP?


 

EEIBLogoTell Me About: Extended Essay

The International Baccalaureate Programme focuses on developing students’ strengths academically and as caring global citizens. The academic subjects surround the experiences of our students, while the IB Core lies at the heart of what we do in becoming the people who will lead our communities forward.

Tell Me About: Extended Essay provides an understanding of the process for conducting an original, authentic, academic investigation in an area of interest to the  student.  Students work with an advisor who guides the development of the research question and challenges the student to deeply examine and reflect upon the manner in which the study has been conducted.

Please visit back often as we expand our Tell Me About series concerning the key aspects of the IB experience.