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THE VALUE OF IB

Rutherford High School has been listed by Newsweek Magazine as being one of the BEST high schools in the nation. Rutherford is the only high school in Bay County to receive this recognition every year since 2000!


The IB Curriculum can best be seen as displayed in the shape of a circle with the six academic areas surrounding the core.  Students choose one subject from each of the six subject groups. Distribution requirements ensure that the science-oriented student is challenged to learn a foreign language, and that the natural linguist becomes familiar with laboratory procedures. While overall balance is maintained, flexibility in choosing higher level studies allows students to pursue areas of personal interest and to meet special requirements for university entrance.



THE IB CURRICULUM

U.S. News and World Report—In its’ 1999 America’s Best Colleges, “Looking Past  the SAT”, Sara Hummel states, “...another highly regarded credential is completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program...”

Catherine Rutland
RHS IB Coordinator

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE CURRICULUM!

WELCOME TO THE RHS IB PROGRAM!

International Baccalaureate stands strong as a unique educational opportunity, providing our 21st century students with the intellectual rigor and high academic standards necessary for competition at the highest collegiate levels while promoting the ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship. The IB Diploma Program’s challenging curriculum educates the whole student, developing the capacity for inquiry, research and problem-solving as well as essential skills for communication and collaboration. And yes, you can be an IB student and enjoy all the sports, clubs, and other extracurricular activities high school has to offer. Want to know more? Watch the video below and let our 2015 IB graduates explain what living the IB life is all about!