International Baccalaureate (IB)

International Baccalaureate Program @ Washington-Lee HS

Please visit the Washington-Lee I.B. website for the most up to date information.

I.B. Information Night (for both students and parents): TBA

What is I.B.?

The International Baccalaureate Program is a rigorous, two-year comprehensive program for highly motivated, high achieving students in grades 11 and 12, at Washington-Lee High School. The program seeks to prepare students for post-secondary study through courses and instructional techniques that emphasize:

  • Critical thinking
  • Application of knowledge
  •  An interdisciplinary approach with a strong international focus

When do students apply?

Students apply for the Pre-I.B. program in grade 8. Candidates should have completed Algebra and either French 2, Spanish 2, Chinese 2, Arabic 2, or Latin 2 by the end of grade 8.

Application Process for the 2018 – 2019 School Year

All 9th and 10th graders at Washington-Lee are considered Pre-I.B. students.  Therefore, if Washington-Lee is your neighborhood school, you do not need to submit a Pre-I.B. application.Transfer students interested in participating in the W-L Pre-I.B. Program must submit a Pre-I.B. application, cumulative transcript, and APS pupil transfer application to the W-L I.B. office by January 19, 2018 @ 4 PM. Transfer applicants are also encouraged to attend a High School Information Session and I.B. Information Night.

All application materials may be found on the Washington-Lee I.B. website.

Where can I get more information?

If your student is interested in the I.B. program, we strongly recommend you and your child attend the information night on Dec. 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. @ Washington-Lee HS. Additional information is listed on the Washington-Lee IB website:

Students who reside in the Washington-Lee school neighborhood are not required to apply for Pre-IB. The only students who need to apply for Pre-IB are transfer students districted to other APS High Schools.