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 experienceemphasizing 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.
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.
Kevin Denney firstname.lastname@example.org
Ext. 101120Graduates going to UGAGet your IB History Syllabi here to get college credit transfered at UGA:
IB History of Americas Syllabus
IB 20th Century Topics SyllabusIB Students for 2018-19: Please join our SFHS IB Students 2018-19 GroupMe to stay up to date on information resources we need to share with you for the 2018-19 School Year. You can join the GroupMe via this weblink:IB Parents for 2018-19: Please join our SFHS IB Parent GroupMe to stay up to date on information resources we need to share with you for the 2018-19 School Year. You can join the GroupMe via this weblink:
SFHS IB Parents 2018-19The official SFHS IB Parent Booster Club Constituion 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