IB Coordinator: Manette Idris
Did you miss our 8th grade or 10th grade Parent and Student Information Nights?
You can still view the PowerPoint presentations! Please scroll to the bottom of this page to view the presentations.
WHS Pre-IB applications are now available! Incoming 9th graders have two options for applying to our WHS pre-IB program for the 9th grade.
To print a copy of our general WHS pre-IB application, please scroll to the bottom of this page. If your student is interested in applying for our NEW WHS pre-IB pathway that includes taking AP Human Geography as a freshman, please click HERE for more information.
WHS Pre-IB applications for current 8th graders are due February 14, 2020. General WHS Pre-IB applications may be submitted to the WHS front office or the front office of the student’s middle school.
WHS Pre-IB applications for our NEW option of taking AP Human Geography in the 9th grade are due February 14, 2020 and must be submitted directly to the WHS front office. Click HERE for more information.
NEW! We are excited to announce a new option for students wishing to take IB classes. Students can now take individual IB classes and earn college credit upon completion. Click here for more information.
Click here to view the Stanford University Video Series – meet a Stanford University admissions officer discussing how Stanford University and other universities view the IB and how the program prepares students for university success
Walnut High School has been an IB World School since 2000.
Since then close to 800 WHS students have graduated with their IB Diploma and gone on to attend many of the top universities worldwide. Some of these universities include Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Stanford, Wellesley, Boston College, Columbia, Amherst, Dartmouth, Notre Dame, Brandeis, John Hopkins, NYU, Cal Tech, MIT, Northwestern, Wesleyan, University of Southern California, UCLA, UC Berkley, UC San Diego and many other University of California Schools.
Congratulations to our IB students for an
outstanding 2019 Exam Session!
63 IB students took a total of 147 IB examinations during the May 2019 Exam session! 18 IB Diploma Candidates received their IB Diplomas with an average score of 33, which is well above the global average.
Also, congratulations to our IBCP seniors! 13 IBCP Seniors received their IB Career-Related Certificates.
We're so proud of all of our IB Mustangs!
About the International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate is a non-profit foundation offering four high-quality and challenging educational programs for students aged 3 to 19 throughout the world. Founded in 1968, the IB has grown and is now established in over 3,900 schools in 147 countries worldwide.
Authorization to become an IB World school is an intensive process that typically takes two or more years. IB World Schools are regularly evaluated by IB once they have been authorized to ensure they maintain the high educational and curricular standards set by the International Baccalaureate. IB teachers are first required to attend training provided by the IB to become an IB teacher and then attend ongoing training to ensure that they are up to date on the most current IB curriculum.
The International Baccalaureate at Walnut High School
The International Baccalaureate Mission:
The International Baccalaureate 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 organization 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.
For further information about the International Baccalaureate organization, please visit www.ibo.org.
Please be aware that the IBDP, IBCP, and IB Course student programs all have associated International Baccalaureate Organization costs.