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: https://washingtonlee.apsva.us/international-baccalaureate-program/
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.