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South Lakes High School Awards 103 International Baccalaureate Diplomas

South Lakes International Baccalaureate students received above average test scores.

Members of the South Lakes Class of 2013 who received an International Baccalaureate diploma gather at the school Tuesday, Jan. 7. (Photo by Elizabeth Vandenburg)
Members of the South Lakes Class of 2013 who received an International Baccalaureate diploma gather at the school Tuesday, Jan. 7. (Photo by Elizabeth Vandenburg)
While the South Lakes High School Class of 2013 took their next step last June at the school's annual commencement ceremony, 103 members of the class received their International Baccalaureate Diploma the following July. About 45 of them attended a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 7 at South Lakes to get their IB diplomas. 

The IB program at South Lakes is designed to "develop inquiring, 
knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect."

The organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and 
rigorous assessment.
 
Students participated in regular graduation last June, and were informed in July if they qualified for their IB diploma. 

The students had excellent test scores, scoring a 5.5 average (out of possible 7) in English- Higher Level (there are two tiers for classes, Higher and Standard).

The FCPS average for English- Higher Level was 4.7, the world average was 4.8.

In addition, the South Lakesvisual arts  program is one of the largest in the world, with 79 students.

Both Higher Level and Standard  scores exceeded the world averages, with a South Lakes Visual Arts- Higher Level average score of 5.3, as compared to the 4.8 world average.

More information on the program can be found here


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Katie Bell January 14, 2014 at 08:42 AM
That doesn't look like 103 students. In fact, it looks like less than 50!
Alex McVeigh January 14, 2014 at 09:56 PM
Hi Katie, Sorry for the confusion, only about 45 of the students were able to attend the actual ceremony. The story has been amended to reflect that. Thanks for the comment!
David Saunders January 17, 2014 at 02:39 PM
Well, the article says it's 45, so you may be right.

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