Students take written examinations at the end of the programme, which is marked by external IB examiners. Students also complete assessment tasks in the school, which are either initially marked by teachers and then moderated by external moderators or sent directly to external examiners.

The diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points, subject to certain minimum levels of performance across the whole programme, and to satisfactory participation in the creativity, action, service requirement. The highest total that a programme student can be awarded is 45 points. The programme has three core requirements that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding.

  • The Extended Essay: This is a requirement for students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the subjects they are studying.
  • Theory of Knowledge: This is a course designed to encourage students to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining different ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language, and reason) and different kinds of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical, and historical).
  • Creativity, Action, and Service: This requires that students actively learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom. Students can combine all three components or do activities related to each one of them separately.

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The Assessment policy is made accessible to every faculty member. During weekly staff meetings, this has been and continues to be a subject that is routinely discussed and the practical matters of implementing the assessment policy are addressed either as a group or by each Department (that roughly correspond to the six subject areas of the Diploma Program) during their regularly scheduled meetings.

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International Baccalaureate at Haines City High School

We adhere to the vision that every student who graduates from the IB Diploma Program at Haines City High School is prepared for university and career opportunities. We believe our students are empowered to thrive in a global society by experiencing a relevant learning environment that inspires critical thinking, mindfulness, problem-solving, and innovation. Demands are high and students must be committed to consistently devoting time and energy to their studies.

The IB program expects students to excel to their maximum potential academically, socially, and in extra-curricular activities by creating a personal goal of success. Due to the rigor of the program, and out-of-school requirements, participation in the IB program is a family commitment.

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The Haines City International Baccalaureate East believes it is important to provide for the needs of students in four areas: academic, emotional, social, and physical. The diversity of our IB programme is inclusive of learners in need of a variety of accommodations. Such special needs are discovered, provided and closely monitored to ensure our students receive the best academic experience. This internal personalization of the pedagogical and curricular structures enhances our students' academic experience and chances for success in the continuum of international education.

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The Haines City International Baccalaureate East Diploma Program is a community of faculty, students, and staff engaged in the exchange of ideas contributing to intellectual growth and development. Essential to the mission of the academic community is a shared commitment to
scholarly values, intellectual integrity, and respect for the ideas and work of others. At Haines City IB East, we share an assumption of academic integrity at all levels. Violations of academic integrity are a serious matter because they threaten the atmosphere of trust, fairness, and respect essential to learning and the dissemination of knowledge.

In situations involving suspected violations of academic integrity, procedures and sanctions established for the Honor Council (see below) shall be followed. Students are expected to be aware of and to abide by both the School's and the Program's Academic Integrity Policy. Additionally, faculty members are urged to review course policies regarding academic integrity with their classes. As an IB World School, Haines City IB East must also adhere to the General Regulations set forth by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

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Creativity, Activity & Service (CAS) Handbook

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