The SCPS Pre-International Baccalaureate Prep program is available to academically challenge students and to help prepare students for honors, Advanced Placement, or International Baccalaureate high school courses/program.

  • The SCPS Pre-IB Prep program is usually taken by college-bound students who want to be academically challenged and to be immersed in an accelerated program.

  • These courses follow a different, more rigorous and faster paced curriculum than the standard level course strand.

  • No entrance requirements are mandated, however, students are required to maintain a 3.0 (B average) to remain in the program. There is support to assist students who experience some difficulty and every effort is made to ensure the success of our students. Successful completion of the SCPS Pre-IB Prep program at Sanford Middle will allow acceptance into the IB program at Seminole High or Winter Springs High based on zoning criteria.

  • Application forms are available in all elementary and middle school guidance offices and at the Educational Support Center.

  • Bus transportation is provided to all students living more than 2 miles from the school.

  • SCPS Pre-IB Prep teachers follow the course-specific Scope & Sequence.

The advantages of the International Baccalaureate program include:

  • 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 based on international standards and evaluated by international educators

  • Curriculum taught from a global perspective incorporating the best educational elements from around the world

  • 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

CAS Project

To help build a better articulation between IB and Pre-IB programs, students will be participating in the IB CAS project. CAS requires students to take part in a range of experiences that involve:

  • real, purposeful activities, with significant outcomes

  • personal challenge

  • thoughtful consideration, such as planning, reviewing progress, reporting

  • reflection on outcomes and personal learning

The purpose of CAS is to expose students to participate in activities that align with the three strands of CAS that are characterized as follows:

  • Creativity - arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.

  • Activity - physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work.

  • Service - an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected.

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