• International Baccalaureate Programs at South High

    Unlock Your Global Potential with IB Excellence

IB World School
  • 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. 

    If you have general questions about the IB program, please contact the IB Coordinators, either Kevin Denney at kdenney@forsyth.k12.ga.us or Tera Graham at tgraham@forsyth.k12.ga.us . If you have specific questions about a course, please contact the teacher of the course. 

  • Information about Registration for the 2023-24 School Year:

    This year's registration cycle and process has passed.  Teacher Recommendations, Program Applications, and Registration will be in January this coming school year.  The IB Program Intent forms are linked below and are due no later than January 17th at 4p.m.  If you are new to the county and interested in joining either IB Program for the NEXT school year, please make plans to meet with either Mr. Kevin Denney or Ms. Tera Graham sometime.  You can reach us by email through the summer as we sporadically check in.  

    Freshman Festival Information

    9th Grade Freshman IB Information Form 2023 2024

    IB Parent Night Presentation Details

    Rising 11th Grade Students: If you are interested in joining the IB Program 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 or the IB Career-Related Programs. The deadline for submitting the intent form is January 17, 2023.  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 kdenney@forsyth.k12.ga.us or Ms. Graham at tgraham@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    SEE MAIN Advanced Studies Page for Applications this year.

    IB Junior Parent College Information Night

    Rising 12th Grade Parents: B We will be posting an announcement soon with the date for this year's IB Parent Information on College Applications, sometime in February of 2023.  We highly recommend all junior IB parents attend as we have been told it has been very valuable in the past by previous attendees.  Below is our Presentation from the IB College Information night last year.  Feel free to reach out to K Denney or T Graham with any questions.  IB Junior Parent College Information Night

    Rising 9th and 10th Grade Students: If you are interested in joining the IB Program duriong your Junior and Senior years, please reach out for a meeting to discuss IB with either Mr. Denney in room 1150 or Ms. Graham in room 1147 or email Mr. Denney at kdenney@forsyth.k12.ga.us or Ms. Graham at tgraham@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    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 Coordinators listed above and below.

    IB Administrator
    Tom Wolff twolff@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Ext. 100117

    IB Diploma Coordinator
    Kevin Denney kdenney@forsyth.k12.ga.us 
    Ext. 101150 or 101150

    IB Career-Related Coordinator
    Tera Graham tgraham@forsyth.k12.ga.us 
    Ext. 100228 or 101147

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  • 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.

    Diploma Program Career Program

    Graduates going to UGA

    Get your IB History Syllabi here to get college credit transferred at UGA: IB 20th Century Topics Syllabus 
  • IB Courses Available at South Forsyth High School

    Group 1

    • IB English Literature HL

    Group 2

    • IB Spanish SL & HL
    • IB French SL & HL
    • IB German SL & HL
    • IB Latin SL & HL

    Group 3

    • IB History of the Americas SL & HL
    • IB Business SL
    • IB Psychology SL

    Group 5

    • IB Biology HL
    • IB Physics HL
    • IB Chemistry SL

    Group 5

    • IB Math Analysis & Approaches (Calc.) SL
    • IB Math Applications & Interpretations (Stat.) SL

    Group 6

    • IB Visual Arts SL & HL


  • 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