International Baccalaureate (IB)

Washington-Lee’s International Baccalaureate Program

IB Information Session (for both students & parents): December 7th, 2016 7pm @ Washington-Lee HS

What is IB?

The IB Program is a rigorous, two-year comprehensive program for highly motivated, high achieving students in grades11 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, or Latin 2 by the end of grade 8.

Application Process for the 2017-2018 School Year

All 9th and 10th graders at Washington-Lee are considered Pre-IB students.  Therefore, if Washington-Lee is your neighborhood school, you do not need to submit a Pre-IB application.  Transfer students interested in participating in the W-L Pre-IB Program must submit a Pre-IB application, cumulative transcript, and APS pupil transfer application to the W-L IB office by January 31,2017. Transfer applicants are also encouraged to attend a High School Information Session and IB Information Night.

**Applications will be posted in late October**

  • W-L pre-IB application for transfer students
  • APS pupil transfer application

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 12/7/16 7pm @ Washington-Lee HS. Additional information is listed on the Washington-Lee IB website: http://www.apsva.us/domain/2179

**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.**

High School Transfer Orientation Sessions

School Date Time
Yorktown January 9th, 2016 11 AM
Washington-Lee January 9th, 2016 8:30 AM
Wakefield January 9th, 2016 10 AM
Arlington Tech January 9th, 2016 2 PM
HB Woodlawn January 9th, 2016 3 PM