Seminole High School. Home of the fighting seminoles.
407-320-5050 2701 Ridgewood Ave. Sanford, FL 32773


Class of 2015 EE Requirements
Letter to Parents
EE Contract

IB Summer of 2014 Reading Program

IB Coordinator

Ms. Mary Cragar

(407) 320-5223
IB Guidance Counselor

Ms. Melinda Craft

(407) 320-5224
IB Secretary

Ms. Judy Gresham

(407) 320-5295
IB Guidance Counselor- Incoming and Current Freshmen

Ms. Shenique Gilbert

(407) 320-5123

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is:

  • A rigorous pre-university course of study.
  • An internationally recognized liberal arts curriculum incorporating humanities, mathematics and sciences.
  • An emphasis on international understanding, responsible citizenship and life-long learning.
  • A complete 4-year diploma program marked by critical thinking, creative expression and writing across the curriculum.
  • Designed for the highly motivated college-bound student seeking educational challenges.

For more information about the IB program, click here.


The International Baccalaureate Program at Seminole High School is an officially recognized affiliate member of the International Baccalaureate Organization.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a demanding pre-university course of study that is designed for highly motivated secondary school students between ages 16 and 19. The program has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, helping IB diploma holders access the world’s leading universities.

The Diploma Program's grading system is criterion-referenced, meaning each student’s performance is measured against well-defined levels of achievement. IB grades on a 1 to 7 scale, with 7 being the highest score attainable. To earn the IB Diploma a student must earn a minimum of 24 points in six subjects, complete 150 hours of outside activities (CAS), complete the Theory of Knowledge course, and write an original 4000 word research paper (extended essay).

Seminole High School’s IB magnet program is open to all students in Seminole County who apply by a set deadline regardless of middle school grades and test scores. We currently offer 18 IB subjects at the standard and higher levels.

Group 1: Language A1 Group 2: Language B Group 3: Individuals and Societies
English HL Spanish SL History HL
French SL
Group 4: Experimental Sciences Group 5: Mathematics Group 6: The Arts/Electives
Biology SL & HL Mathematics HL Psychology SL & HL
Chemistry SL & HL Mathematics SL Music SL & HL
Physics SL Math Studies SL Economics SL & HL
(or a second science subject)

April Parent Information Nights
In April, the IB counselor hosted a series of evening presentations to discuss the IB program in greater detail. At the event, attendees received a copy of their student’s transcript and requested courses for the upcoming school year. The presentations are available in the links below.

IB Freshmen Orientation - IB Class of 2016

IB Program Standards and Information




The International Baccalaureate Organization 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 IBO 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.


The Seminole High School ninth grade Pre-IB program has no grade point average, test score, or course prerequisite requirements. As with all Seminole County Public Schools, students must reside in Seminole County, complete the eighth grade, and complete the Choices Middle and High School Magnet School/Program application.

Students requesting admission for grades 10 through 12 should first contact the IB Office at Seminole High School by calling 407-320-5295.

Applications for magnet programs are available at all middle and high school guidance offices and at:

Educational Support Center
400 East Lake Mary Boulevard
Sanford, Florida 32773

For more information, contact the Choices office at (407) 320-0329 or visit their website

For information on the application process click here



    • Rigorous academic preparation for college.
    • An internationally recognized diploma honored by colleges and universities throughout the world.
    • Advanced placement and course credit (as much as one year) in many prestigious colleges and universities.
    • Examinations are based on international standards and are evaluated by international educators.
    • Curriculum taught from a global perspective incorporating the best educational elements.
    • Faculty trained by International Baccalaureate North America.
    • A sense of accomplishment in meeting the challenge of an international standard of excellence.
    • Participation in an interdisciplinary team of dedicated students.
    • A world-class education in Seminole County.

Colleges currently attended by Seminole IB graduates

For more information on US colleges and to find out college policies and credits awarded for IB courses, click here.


Courses listed below are subject to change. Please consult the current Seminole High School Curriculum Guide for the list of courses currently offered at Seminole High School.


Language A1: English language, including the study of selections from world literature.

Language B: Second modern language, Spanish or French.

Individuals and Societies: History of the Americas and the world.

Experimental Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics.

Mathematics: Mathematics Higher Level (HL), Mathematical Studies, Mathematical Methods.

The Arts and Electives: Music, Psychology, Economics or a second science.

Theory of Knowledge: A required interdisciplinary course, designed to stimulate critical thinking and reflection upon the knowledge gained both inside and outside the classroom.

Creativity, Action and Service (CAS): 150 total hours of school and community service, divided into three categories of 50 hours each.

The CAS-TOK Essay

Extended Essay

The Extended Essay is an independent, 4,000-word essay on a research subject of the student's choice.


Class of 2014 Extended Essay Contract



For more information about the IB Curriculum (Theory of Knowledge, CAS, and Extended Essay), click here.
For more information about the six academic subjects, click here.

click here for the SHS Curriculum Guide 2010-2011 IB section.
IB 4-year plan
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IB Transcript Request Information