International Baccalaureate Programme At Ironwood
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a rigorous, integrated program of scholastic and life learning that is designed to help students become well-rounded, socially responsible individuals who will be able to manage their own time and able to make good choices. Ironwood High School was granted authorization from the International Baccalaureate Programme to become an IB Programme school on April 8th, 2005. Since that time, the number of students that have been granted IB diplomas has increased with every graduating class. The IB Programme at Ironwood invites prospective students to look at their program to see if it fits their academic goals. The program starts with AIM/Pre-IB classes that prepare the students to enter the actual IB Program that starts at the beginning of their junior year. Eighth grade students applying to be pre-IB students must be able to:
- Take challenging, honors-level classes
- Have good attendance
- Maintain a B average
- Turn in assignments on time
- Score well above average in all areas on a standardized achievement test
- Obtain recommendations for an academically-challenging program from two teachers.
- Write an application essay.
Students from outside the IHS attendance zone may apply for open enrollment to attend Ironwood for the IB Programme.