International Baccalaureate Programs at South High
What is International Baccalaureate (IB)?
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a nonprofit educational foundation with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and was created in 1968. It provides three related programs to more than 1,900 authorized schools in 124 countries (as of March 2007). The IB Diploma Program incorporates a rigorous curriculum which provides perhaps the most thorough preparation for university-level study available. IB teachers strive for a shared academic experience emphasizing critical thinking and exposure to a variety of viewpoints that fosters tolerance and intercultural understanding among our students.
If you have general questions about the IB program, please contact the IB Coordinator. If you have specific questions about a course, you should contact the teacher of that course.
REGISTRATION for the 2020-2021 School Year has closed. Schedules will be released sometime over the summer before the start of the new school year pending governor's release of social distancing restrictions.
You might be "IB" if.....
Are you the type of student who is self-motivated, enjoys exploring global topics, seeks out academic challenges, and has a driving curiosity and a desire to be a competitive college applicant? The South Forsyth High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or Career-related Programs could be for you!
South Forsyth High School has been an authorized IB World School since 1999. With this authorization, South Forsyth High School is able to offer our students one of the most rigorous high school programs of study that is recognized both nationally and internationally. The IB Diploma Programme and IB Career-related Programme equips students with skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking and fostering intellectual curiosity. Emphasis is also placed on helping students become well-rounded individuals through creativity, activity and service learning activities. Through these activities students have opportunities to contribute to their local and global communities and become more active citizens of our community. The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. (IB Learner Profile booklet 2006). The goal of the SFHS IB Diploma Programme and the SFHS IB Career-related Programme is to prepare students with the skills and knowledge to be successful in high school, college, and life.
Please feel free to explore this website to learn more about the IB Diploma and Career-related Programmes at SFHS. Should you have any questions about the these two programs, please feel free to contact IB Coordinator, Kevin Denney.
Advanced Studies Administrator
Jill McKee firstname.lastname@example.org
IB Diploma Coordinator
Kevin Denney email@example.com
IB Career-related Coordinator
Tera Graham firstname.lastname@example.org
Ext. 101638Registration Information & Applications for IB for the 2020-2021 school year has CLOSED:
Official registration will re-open in January of 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year. If you would like a meeting to discuss IB please reach out to Mr. Denney for Diploma Program questions, or Ms. Graham for Career-related Program questions. The Application/Intent forms for both programs can be found below and should remain relatively the same for next school year.
There is a short essay portion of this application and a parent/student signature form. Note that we will NOT be accepting applications again until February of 2021. You should type the essays, print them out (be sure your name is on it), and turn it in the window box of Mr. Denney outside his East Hall Office 1120 for Diploma, or Ms. Graham in room 1638 for Career. You should also print the parent/student signature form, sign it, and turn it in along with your essays in the East Hall Office 1120 (Diploma) or room 1638 (Career). All parts of your application (essays, signature sheet, and electronic portion) must be completed and turned in by Friday, February 21st at 4:00pm. If you have questions about the application or the IB Diploma Program, please see Mr. Denney in the East Hall Office 1120. If you have questions about the application or the IB Career-related Program, please see Ms. Graham in the room 1638.Graduates going to UGAGet your IB History Syllabi here to get college credit transferred at UGA:
IB 20th Century Topics SyllabusIB Boosters website: Please find our IB booster club website at this web address: https://www.sfhsibbooster.org/ib-dates/IB Students for 2020-21: Please join our SFHS IB Students 2020-21 GroupMe to stay up to date on information resources we need to share with you for the 2020-2021 School Year. See Mr. Denney to get this weblinkIB Parents for 2020-2021: Please join our SFHS IB Parent GroupMe to stay up to date on information resources we need to share with you for the 2020-21 School Year. Reach out to Mr. Denney to get added.The official SFHS IB Parent Booster Club Constitution can be found here.
IB Courses Available at South Forsyth High School
Benefits of an International Baccalaureate Program
*Offers students a rigorous, pre-university course of study
*Develops students’ critical and analytical thinking skills (learn how to learn)
*Challenges students to consider and appreciate internationalism both within and beyond their communities and cultures
*Offers students opportunities to become an active participant in their community through volunteer and service projects
*Encourages fluency in a second language
*Offers an interdisciplinary, comprehensive, world class curriculum
*Provides an opportunity to conduct and write an independent research paper to prepare students with the skills to write college-level papers