The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Edward H.

White High School – “Launching Lifelong Learners…”
Edward H. White High School opened in 1971, and since then has had an extensive and incomparable tradition of excellence, whether on the field, in the classroom, or in the world of work. We have truly lived up to our reputation as the “Pride of the st Westside” through programs that place our students on the cutting edge of education in the 21 century. Our most academically able students are challenged and prepared for post-secondary education through the College Board’s Advanced Placement curriculum, but in 2010, we are proud to offer our students another outstanding program, one that truly offers our students an opportunity to not only meet state and national standards, but those on the international level: the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. It is the most rigorous and demanding college preparatory curriculum ever offered at Edward H. White High School. Join us as we prepare to launch our next class of lifelong learners into a brighter and more prosperous tomorrow! Minimum Qualifications for Admission In order to qualify for admission to the IB program at Ed White High, students must submit a completed written application (including writing samples, teacher recommendation forms, and other forms if not enrolled in a Duval County school), must have th scored a Level 3 or above on the FCAT Reading and Mathematics tests, and must have completed Algebra I successfully in their 8 grade year. Admissions are competitive, as many applications are received, but only a limited number of spots are available! What is the IB Curriculum? The International Baccalaureate Curriculum is based on study in six disciplines: Language A (English), Language B (foreign language: either French or Spanish), Individuals and Societies (history and the social sciences), Experimental Sciences (biology or chemistry), Mathematics (statistics or calculus), and the Arts (visual arts, psychology, economics, or geography). Students must test in all six disciplines, three at a higher level (HL) which requires two years of study, and three at the standard or subsidiary level (SL) which requires one year of study. In addition to assessments and examinations in the six disciplines, students are required to complete the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course, the Creativity-Action-Service (CAS) project, and an Extended Essay in order to complete the curriculum. Examinations are evaluated externally by examiners contracted by IBO in Cardiff, Wales. They are evaluated on a point scale of 1 (the lowest) to 7 (the highest). Students must receive a minimum of twenty-four points on their six tests and complete the other three requirements in order to earn an IB Diploma. Courses and Four-Year Plan IB students enter Ed White in their freshman year as Pre-IB students, and take courses in their first two years to prepare them for the rigors of the program. Below are the courses and sequence in which our students will complete the program:
11th Grade 12th Grade IB English III (SL/AP) IB English IV (HL) Pre-IB Spanish or French III IB Spanish or French IV (SL) IB American History (AP) IB History of Americas (HL) IB Biology or Chemistry II (SL) IB Biology or Chemistry III (HL) IB Pre-Calculus or Math Analysis IB Calculus or Math Studies (SL) or Calculus with Intro Stats (SL) or Mathematics (HL) IB Pre-IB Inquiry Skills Research I and Theory of Theory of Knowledge II and Knowledge I Research II Sixth Area Initial Offerings: Film, Economics, Psychology, Visual Arts (2-D/3-D), Information Technology in Global Society, Business and Management, or any second language, second science, or second mathematics. (SL/AP if applicable) IB Core Requirements Students in their junior and senior years must complete 150 hours of CAS (Creativity, Action, and Service), complete an essay and presentation in Theory of Knowledge, and research and write an Extended Essay on a topic of their choice. (HL – students will take a Higher Level exam, SL – students will take a Standard Level exam, AP – students will be offered the opportunity to take the Advanced Placement exam in the area.) Course/Subject Area Language A: English Language B: Foreign Social Studies Sciences Mathematics 9th Grade Pre-IB English I Pre-IB Spanish or French I Pre-IB World History (AP) Pre-IB Biology I Pre-IB Geometry or Algebra II 10th Grade Pre-IB English II Pre-IB Spanish or French II AP European History Pre-IB Chemistry I Pre-IB Algebra II or IB PreCalculus

Edward H. White High School is an candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that this school believes is important for our students. *Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) as IB World Schools can offer any of its three academic programs: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IBO and its programmes, visit

Extra-Curricular and Athletic Programs The best IB students are the ones who balance their academics with interested clubs and sports. Here’s a sample of what we offer:
Extra-Curricular Clubs and Activities National Honor Society Fellowship of Christian Athletes Academic Team (Brain Brawl) French Club Model United Nations Gay-Straight Alliance Student Government Junior Civitan Art Club Key Club American Sign Language Club Divas and Gents Baseball Babes Rhythm Dance Business Professionals of America Spanish Club Career Education Clubs of Florida Odyssey Yearbook/Commanders Log Drama Club Marching Commanders Band Ed White Athletic Club Cheerleaders Book Club Competitive Athletics Boys Girls Football (Fall) Cross Country (Fall) Cross Country (Fall) Volleyball (Fall) Swimming and Diving (Fall) Swimming and Diving (Fall) Golf (Fall) Slow Pitch Softball (Fall) Basketball (Winter) Golf (Fall) Soccer (Winter) Bowling (Fall) Wrestling (Winter) Basketball (Winter) Baseball (Spring) Soccer (Winter) Track and Field (Spring) Weightlifting (Winter) Tennis (Spring) Fast Pitch Softball (Spring) Tennis (Spring) Track and Field (Spring) Flag Football

What’s the Difference Between AP and IB? When trying to decide what program is the best option for a student, they need to consider their preferences, interests, learning styles, and goals. Listed below are some similarities and differences of the two programs.
Similarities Both IB and AP courses feature college level curriculum. Both IB and AP are challenging and rigorous. Both can offer the opportunity for college credit or advanced placement. Differences IB uses international standards of excellence. AP uses national standards of excellence. IB is a diploma program. AP allows students to take one or more courses which are not connected. IB is a broad-ranging, cross-curricular, integrated study that can lead to an IB Diploma. AP courses are an in-depth study of a particular subject area. IB has an oral component in most classes. AP has an oral component in foreign language only. IB typically provides students much greater depth of knowledge, expecting assimilation of information and especially an ability to apply and analyze that information. IB focuses on the application of knowledge to new situations and stresses an international perspective. The most notable advantage of the IB Program is its emphasis on internationalism, a rich interweaving of multicultural materials and topics missing from most other rigorous high school programs. Students who complete the IB Diploma Program are automatically eligible for Bright Futures, in addition to college credit received for exams. Students who complete AP courses are not guaranteed anything unless they pass the exam.

For Further Information (or to schedule private tours/appointments) Mr. Jordan Schemmel, IB Coordinator Edward H. White High School 1700 Old Middleburg Road North Jacksonville, FL 32210 IB Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4:00pm Phone: 904.693.7620, extension 1119 E-Mail: Web: