What is IB?
IB stands for “International Baccalaureate” and refers to a style of education that values those who ask questions, take risks, and seek to understand the perspectives of others.
AT JFK, WE BELIEVE THAT “AS COMMANDERS, WE ARE ADVOCATES OF OUR PASSIONS, CHALLENGERS OF INEQUITY, AND CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE. WE FIND P.R.I.D.E. IN SHAPING A MORE INCLUSIVE GLOBAL COMMUNITY AND TAKING COMMAND OF OUR ROLE WITHIN THAT WORLD.”
Our status as an IB World School helps us live this vision. John F. Kennedy High School is an “IB for All” school, which means that every Commander will graduate having participated in at least one IB class. We also offer all 11th and 12th-grade students the opportunity to complete the full IB Diploma Programme. We’re one of only 3 schools in DPS that offers the IB DP!
What’s the Benefit?
The IB is an international program known for its rigor and high standards. As a result, IB students are seen as the most competitive applicants to universities, and completion of the IB Diploma can earn students college credit. In fact, earning the IB Diploma can earn you up to one full year of college credit!
Just being a Kennedy Commander earns you the status of IB student! It’s part of who we are; but, if you’re interested in the honor, distinction, and challenge of pursuing the full IB Diploma, please join us at our upcoming information session!
This session is geared toward current 10th grade students and will provide both students and their families the opportunity to learn more about the IB Diploma Programme and register for classes next year.
Additional information can also be found on the JFK IB Website at sites.google.com/dpsk12.net/jfkib/home.