West Hall High School – An IB World School
West Hall High School is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programm, an international course of study for high-achieving 11th and 12th graders. IB Diploma students earn an International Baccalaureate Diploma that is recognized worldwide as the benchmark of high achievement in a high school curriculum. The emphasis on internationalism helps develop students into young adults with a deeper understanding of our global society.
After a 2-year application process, West Hall High School became authorized to offer IB classes to juniors in the fall of 2008. The IB Curriculum is a complete program of academics and service that helps students to become lifelong learners, risk-takers, and caring individuals who are often admitted into the best universities in America and even in the world. These students may even enter college with up to a year of college credit. It is certainly an exciting and visionary time for our school!
For further information about the IBO and its programs, visit this site or contact IB Coordinator, Danielle Deraney at email@example.com or 770-967-9826.
What does the WHHS International Baccalaureate Programme offer?
- Rigorous, comprehensive, and cross-curricular education based on a global perspective
- Student involvement in community service and compassion for others
- High expectations of students and development of full academic potential in all subject areas
- Independent research essay that serves to enable students to write college-level papers
- Focus on internationalism and in understanding other cultures as well as one’s own
Who can become an IB student?
Students who are interested in the IB Programme will apply in the fall of their 10th grade year. The Application includes teacher recommendations, a short essay, and a transcript of 9th and 10th grades. In the spring of their sophomore year, a final interview and review of their transcripts and goals will complete the application process. Students will formally begin the IB Programme in the fall of their junior year.
Rising 11th grade students living outside of the Hall County School District are also eligible to apply to participate in the Hall County International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. A tuition fee will apply. Please contact Danielle Deraney for more information.
Taking Honors and AP classes helps students prepare for the IB curriculum, but there are no required Honors/AP classes or required GPA. What is most important is a student’s desire to move to a more rigorous and interdisciplinary course of study. Successful students are motivated and demonstrate a true commitment to and excitement about thinking and learning.
IB Learner Profile
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 learners strive to be: