IB Administrator

Lori Bowman


Andrea Hormuth

The IB Program

Winter Springs High School’s International Baccalaureate Program is officially authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization. It is an International college preparatory curriculum that allows students to explore the world from a variety of perspectives and to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners. The program is highly recognized for its rigor by colleges and universities around the world.

To earn an IB Diploma students must earn a minimum of 24 points in six subjects, complete CAS activities, complete the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course and write an original 4,000 word research paper (extended essay).  To earn the points in each subject area students are graded on a criterion-referenced scale, 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 for each subject area.

Winter Springs High School’s IB Magnet program is open to all students in Seminole County that are zoned for Hagerty, Lake Howell, Oviedo, or Winter Springs High School, who apply by a set deadline regardless of middle school grades or test scores. Students must apply through Seminole County Public Schools Choices Department by the deadline date of December 1st.

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The International Baccalaureate® 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 organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes 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 Winter Springs High School 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 High School Magnet School/Program Application. Students requesting admission for grades 10-12 should also contact the CHOICES Department at 407-320-0329.

2018-2019 High School IB Program

Interested in entering the IB Program at WSHS? Please click on the link below to access the application.

Application Period – October 1 – December 1, 2017


IB Portal

Coming Soon:  information on WSHS IB Policies, curriculum, and more please visit the WSHS IB Grade Level eCampus courses.

SCPS Magnet School Choices

Interested in your choices for high school? Listed below is the information and forms you will need to apply:

CHOICES Department 

Magnet Schools and Programs

High School Magnet Request and Approval Process 

Online Application System