The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program at Westerville South
|The deadline for submitting an application for an IB administrative placement to South High School will be March 15, 2015. All applications received after that date will be placed on a waiting list. IB administrative placement applications will be available beginning 2nd semester. Please note, a student may not be on the IB Administrative Placement list and the Open Enrollment list at the same time. A student who is denied entry via Open Enrollment on March 15 may not subsequently submit an IB Application for placement on the waiting list, but may remain on the Open Enrollment waiting list.
IBO states that all students participating in the program must be enrolled at the approved IB school. Therefore, any student who wants to participate must be enrolled at Westerville South High School. For students whose home school is not South, enrollment at South can occur through the following procedures:
- IB Administratively Placed
Any student who wants to participate in the IB program and satisfies the criteria for participation and is assigned a home school other than South can be enrolled at South by being administratively placed to participate in IB. Students who are not enrolled in the prescribed IB coursework will be required to return to their home school of residence.
- Lottery/Open enrollment
All students who are assigned a home school other than South but are enrolled at South through the lottery may participate in IB. Students who are not enrolled in the prescribed IB coursework will not be required to return to their home school of residence.
Criteria for Participation in the Program
Students must pass all or subject specific OGT tests in the spring of the sophomore year. Additionally, they must meet with the IB coordinator to sign and then adhere to a contract agreeing to the terms of the program as established by the school and the IBO.
Participation in the Program
Students may participate in the IB program as a diploma student or as a certificate student. A diploma student will enroll in a course in each of the 6 content areas and complete the requirements for the center of the IB hexagon including the Extended Essay, the Theory of Knowledge course and the Creativity, Action and Service components of the program. A certificate student may select individual courses for participation, but must enroll in a minimum of two (2) IB courses each year