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RIVERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL www.riverviewib.com www.ibo.org What is the IB Program? The IB Program is: 1 mission 3 challenging programs 2493 IB World Schools in 132 countries 60,000 teachers 678,000 students IBO MISSION

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What is the IB Program?

The IB Program is:

  • 1 mission

  • 3 challenging programs

  • 2493 IB World Schools in 132 countries

  • 60,000 teachers

  • 678,000 students

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  • The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people, who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

  • To this end, the IBO works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

  • These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners, who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

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Values: What are the values that drive the IB organization?

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IB Americas

  • 1374 schools in Canada, the Caribbean and the United States offering Diploma, Middle and Primary Years programs

  • 634 Diploma Programs in the United States alone

  • 55 Diploma Programs in Florida

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What is the IB Diploma at Riverview High School?

A program that stresses the ‘whole person’

It utilizes international standards

It is based on an integrated curriculum

It stresses globalism

It uses multiple learning styles/assessments

It is broken down into pre-IB & IB

It is a Pre-University Diploma

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A student chooses subject areas, levels and central element themes based on his/her individuality

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The Goal is the Diploma

  • Complete EE, TOK, and CAS

  • Complete all classroom work

  • Take all six courses and all six exams

  • Exams are scored on 1-7 scale

  • Must accumulate 24 points total on six exams

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The Heart of the Diploma

The Learner Profile


Extended Essay

Creativity, Action, Service

Theory of Knowledge

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What is the Learner Profile?It’s the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century.

IB learners strive to be:











The attributes of the learner profile express the values inherent to the IB continuum of international education: these are values that should infuse all elements of the three programmes and, therefore, the culture and ethos of all IB World Schools.

IB programmes promote the education of the whole person, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth through all domains of knowledge.

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What does the Diploma Programme curriculum contain?There are three core requirements

The extended essay:

4,000 words

Offers the opportunity to investigate a research question of individual interest

Familiarises students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university

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Creativity, action and service


Encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service

Education outside the classroom

Development of the learner profile

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Theory of Knowledge



Explores the nature of knowledge across disciplines

Encouraging an appreciation of other cultural perspectives

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What is special about IB assessment?IB assessment is rigorous, criterion related, consistent and differentiating of student ability.

  • External – 4000+ examiners Worldwide

  • Multiple Methods of Assessment for each course

  • Transparency---Ongoing Evaluation

  • Balance between independent and teacher supervised work

  • Curriculum---5-7 Years Renewal

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Exams-6 Areas

International Standards

Scores = Teachers & Worldwide Examiners

Concepts & Themes

Orals in Curriculum


National Standards

Scores = Externally by Testing Service

Specific Course Content

Orals in Foreign Language

IB versusAP

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Teachers— Intensive 3 Day Workshop

  • Philosophy of Teaching IB

  • Methodology in Core Area

  • Evaluation of Students’ Work

  • Internal Assessment

  • External Assessment

  • Resources for Core Area

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Teacher Training

*Special Subject Seminars (4 or 5 Days):

-Curriculum Revisions in Core Area

-Effective Research on IB Program

*Ongoing Training & Consultation:

-FLIBS Roundtable Discussions

-Online Curriculum Center Consultation

-IB Experienced-Teacher Training (3 days)

-IB School Visitations

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Riverview High School IB Admissions


1. Completion of application forms:

a.) student info page b.) parent info page

c.) signed honor code d.) student/parent evaluation page

2. Final grades of A or B in core classes in Grade 7 and First Semester Grade 8


*Stanine 8 on Grade 7 National Test

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Favorable Consideration:

*Completion of Algebra I in Grade 8 with Grade of A/B

*Completion of level one of a foreign language

Additional Criteria:

*Students may be required to take entrance examinations for various subject areas or produce other documentation

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  • English I Honors

  • Foreign Lang. II or I Honors

  • World History AP

  • Biology I Honors

  • Algebra II, Pre-AICE Algebra or Algebra I Honors

  • Inquiry Skills

  • Elective: i.e. Geometry, Art, Music, Acting, 2nd Foreign Language…….

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Admissions Timeline

  • April 2 – Registration and Placement Tests

  • May 1 – Deadline for Reassignment

  • May 15 - Summer Assignments Posted to www.riverviewib.com

  • May 25 – All Registration Requirements must be met

  • TBA – Freshmen Orientation

  • TBA – Schedule Pick-Up

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How Has Riverview High School’s IB Program “stacked up” nationally and internationally?

  • The IB Program at Riverview has surpassed state averages, national averages and international averages for exams passed and diplomas received on a consistent basis since the inception of the program.

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How well is the diploma recognized by universities?

The IB diploma is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.  

Direct online access for university admissions officers and government officials to syllabuses and recent examination papers

A database of university admission policies on www.ibo.org

Recognition in over 100 countries

Recognition by over 2,000 universities

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IB & College Admission

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The IB Program and the Florida Bright Futures Program


  • Students who complete the IB curriculum are eligible for Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, with minimum SAT/ACT scores.

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IB Diploma students can expect the maximum of amount of college transfer credits available. (Most students start college as sophomores.)IB Diploma students have a higher percentage rate of college acceptances than regular applicants.IB graduates are documented to have higher college GPA’s than other students.

IB and College Success

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