RUTHERFORD’S IB PROGRAM: A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE!
The International Baccalaureate program at Rutherford High School provides our students with the most challenging world class curriculum and the very best internationally trained instructors. Beyond intellectual rigor and high academic standards, the program emphasizes the ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship. The IB strives to develop students who are critical and compassionate thinkers, who are informed participants in local and world affairs, who are inspired to create a better and more peaceful world, and finally, who value the shared humanity that binds all people together while respecting the variety of cultures and attitudes that makes for the richness of life.
Rutherford High School has been authorized to offer the IB Diploma Program since 1992. It is the only IB school in Bay County, one of over 60 IB DP schools in the state of Florida. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program serves students in 2795 schools in 143 different countries worldwide. It is based on international college admissions requirements and is designed to challenge students with the highest standards and most rigorous college preparatory curriculum available.
College admissions officers worldwide recognize the value and level of preparation that the IB Diploma Program provides students entering university programs. In a recent study conducted by the IBO, the average four-year college graduation rate of students completing the IB Diploma Program was 79% compared to the national average of 39% for all students.