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The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Programme at Cypress Creek High School is more than its educational programs and certificates. At our heart we are motivated by a mission to create a better world through education.

We value our hard earned reputation for quality, for high standards and for pedagogical leadership. We achieve our goals by working with partners and by actively involving our stakeholders, particularly teachers.

We promote intercultural understanding and respect, not as an alternative to a sense of cultural and national identity, but as an essential part of life in the 21st century. The IB Learner Profile highlights the traits of such learners.

Cypress Creek High School’s preparation for the IB program [CCHS Pre-IB] occurs during the freshman and sophomore years. The Diploma Program (DP) curriculum undertaken during junior and senior year is made up of six subject groups and the DP core.

IB Program

Group 1: Studies in Language & Literature

Group 2: Language Acquisition

Group 3: Individuals & Societies

Group 4: Experimental Sciences

Group 5: Mathematics

Group 6: The Arts & Electives

The DP Core: CAS (Creativity/Activity/Service); TOK (Theory of Knowledge) & EE (Extended Essay)

Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research, and undertake a project that often involves community service.

Completion of the IB course sequence replaces all graduation requirements in Florida. A program change requires that a student return to the home high school zone and meet standard Florida Graduation requirements. A Conference with the IB Counselor and the IB Coordinator is required prior to any program change.

IB Contacts

IB Coordinator
Helen Philpot

Helen.Philpot@ocps.net

Room 700-111

 

IB Counselor

Julie Grammier

Julie.Grammier@ocps.net

Guidance Office

 

IB Administrator

Esther Kusner

Esther.Kusner@ocps.net

 

CAS Coordinator

Jeffry Oswald

Jeffry.Oswald@ocps.net
Media Center

 

Important Links

CCHS Manage Bac

IBO

 

IB Remind

Class of 2019

Text @CCHSIB2019 to 81010

 

Class of 2020

Text @CCHSIB2020 to 81010

 

Class of 2021

Text @CCHSIB2021 to 81010

 

Class of 2022

Text @CCHSIB2022 to 81010

 

IB Parents

Text @CCHSIBP to 81010

 

IB Events

IB Freshmen Ice Cream Social

August 24th

Cafeteria @ 2:40

 

IB Parent Fall Meeting

Topic: Understanding IB

6:00 Pre-IB (9th & 10th)

7:15 DP (11th & 12th)

 

CCHS Homecoming

September 7th: Game

September 8th: Dance

 

CCHS Open House

September 13th

 

IB Programme Induction Night

TBD

 

IB Class of 2018 Diploma Ceremony

TBD

 

IB Parent Spring Meeting

Topic: Testing Season

6:00 DP Parents (11th & 12th)

Date TBD

 

IB Senior Toast

TBD

 

IB Exams

May 7th – May 23rd