A successful IB candidate needs to:
Be a motivated student who has curiosity and a zest or love for learning. Accept challenges readily and is willing to take initiative. Be able to learn independently, gets along well with others in a group - an essential element to effective team-building. Display solid academic potential, high academic standing and a broad range of academic and other interests. Have at least 80% in English, Science and Mathematics - essential to future success in all subjects. Display an excellent command of spoken and written language and a commitment to second-language (French) learning. Be actively involved in the extracurricular life of the school and the broader community and demonstrate a capacity and willingness to assume a leadership position. Have an interest in issues beyond our community and demonstrate an appreciation for, and a sensitivity to, other cultures and perspectives.
Due to the limited number of acceptances offered by the IB Program, it is recommended that applicants meet certain expectations outlined below:
Due to the academically rigorous nature of the IB Program, it is recommended that applicants attain at least an 80% average in their grade eight year, with emphasis placed on English, Science, and Math. Students unable to keep up a high average in middle school may struggle in the IB Program.
Applicants should have solid study habits and a strong work ethic. Although high marks in middle school are beneficial towards high school success, they are not the only factor. In other words, applicants need to be willing to spend long hours studying and learning. In order to be successful, applicants need to have a strong focus on improvement and make a solid commitment to attendance.
In order to make the most out of the IB experience, students need to make a strong commitment to their studies on a regular basis and all students should strive to improve and continuously reflect on their strengths and target areas to improve.