IB Program Coming To RPBHS Next Year

A new International Baccalaureate diploma program is coming to Royal Palm Beach High School for the 2015-16 school year, making it the sixth district-operated high school in Palm Beach County to offer this rigorous curriculum to students.

Approximately 100 seats are available in the RPBHS IB program for incoming ninth graders. Any interested ninth graders are welcome to apply, including those who are on the wait list for other IB programs in the district.

“We are honored that the district has chosen Royal Palm Beach High School as the site of its next IB program,” Principal Jesus Armas said. “The students in the western communities of Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Loxahatchee and The Acreage are deserving of having this prestigious program in our neighborhood. Royal Palm Beach High School is ready, willing, able and committed to providing our students a world-class education.”

Parents were invited to learn more at a meeting that took place Monday, April 20 at the school.

Interested students must have a 3.0 GPA and have taken Algebra I or Algebra I Honors. Coursework in Spanish or French for high school credit is recommended.

The IB curriculum is based on student inquiry, interdisciplinary project work and development of students’ long-term skills and values, in addition to their factual knowledge. To learn more about the new IB program at RPBHS, contact Choice Academies Coordinator Laurie Cotton at (561) 792-8659 or laurie.cotton@palmbeachschools.org.