The International Baccalaureate Programs at SFHS
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 that 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.
Information about Registration for the 2024-25 School Year:
Anyone interested in joining IB for the NEXT school year should plan to attend our Parent Information Meeting in November of 2022 in the War Eagle Dining Hall. The presentation from prior years can be found here:
Rising 12th Grade Parents/Class of 2025: We will be hosting an information session on the Collge Application process and how this affects your IB student for any junior parents to attend on February , 2024 in our Media Center. Below is our Presentation for that IB College Information night session for those who cannot make it. Feel free to reach out to K Denney with any questions. IB Junior Parent College Information Night
Rising 11th Grade Students/Class of 2026: If you are interested in joining the IB Program please complete the intent form linked below (this will be active by the end of Fall Semester 2023). Note that the form has three options: (A) AP Capstone Application, (B) IB Diploma Program Application, and (C) IB Career Program Application. By completing the intent form students are making a formal commitment to complete either program: The AP Capstone or the IB Diploma or the IB Career-Related Programs. The deadline for submitting the intent form is (TBD). If you would like a meeting to discuss IB please reach out to either Mr. Denney in room 1150 or Ms. Graham in room 1147 or email Mr. Denney at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Graham at email@example.com .
Rising 9th and 10th Grade Students: If you are interested in joining the IB Program during your Junior and Senior years, please complete the Early Action Form linked below. By completing the intent form students are making a formal commitment to complete either program: The IB Diploma or the IB Career-Related Programs. The deadline for submitting the IB Early Action Form is January 11, 2023. If you would like a meeting to discuss IB either Mr. Denney in room 1150 or Ms. Graham in room 1147 or email Mr. Denney at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Graham at email@example.com .
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 either program, please feel free to contact the IB Coordinator, Tera Graham.
Tom Wolff TWolff@forsyth.k12.ga.us
IB Diploma Coordinator
Kevin Denney firstname.lastname@example.org
IB Career-Related Coordinator
Tera Graham email@example.com
Rising 11th Grade Intent Forms
If you are interested in joining the IB Program as a Rising-11th grader for the Class of 2026, please complete the intent form linked below. By completing the intent form, students are making a formal commitment to complete either program: The IB Diploma Programme or the IB Career-Related Programme.
The deadline for submitting the intent form is February (TBD), 2024.
Rising 9th/10th Grade Intent Forms
If you are interested in joining the IB Program during your Junior and Senior years, please complete the Early Action Form linked below. By completing the intent form, students are making a formal commitment to complete either program: The IB Diploma Programme or the IB Career-Related Programme.
The deadline for submitting the IB Early Action Form is January 11, 2024.
IB Courses Available at South Forsyth High School
- IB English Literature HL
- IB Spanish SL & HL
- IB French SL & HL
- IB German SL & HL
- IB Latin SL & HL
- IB History of the Americas SL & HL
- IB Business SL
- IB Psychology SL
- IB Biology HL
- IB Physics HL
- IB Chemistry SL
- IB Computer Science SL
- IB Math Analysis & Approaches (Calc.) SL
- IB Math Applications & Interpretations (Stat.) SL
- IB Visual Arts SL & HL
- Theory of Knowledge (for Diploma)
- Personal & Professional Skills (for Career-Related)
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
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.
Graduates going to UGAGet your IB History Syllabi here to get college credit transferred at UGA: IB 20th Century Topics Syllabus