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    International Baccalaureate

    PHS IB Open House

    Upcoming Events for Interested Students/Families

    • Open House Event for prospective students will be on Saturday, October 26th at 10am. After a general overview about the IB Program in the PHS Auditorium, a school tour including classroom presentations will be featured.
    • Current IB Parents and Students will be available to ask questions.

    Class of 2019

    Welcome to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program at Pensacola High School! 


    The mission of the PHS IB Program is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect!

    Through the IB program, students become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective.

    IB Learner Profile

    Pensacola High School International Baccalaureate Program:

    Pensacola High School is the first and only school in Escambia County to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) full Diploma Program.  Students are allowed to apply from outside counties; for example many students come from  Santa Rosa County.  The FL pre-IB program was first implemented in 1986, with the first IB class graduating in 1990.  Beginning in the ninth and tenth grades, students enroll in Florida Pre-IB courses (as well as conventional high school electives) that prepare them for the rigors of the IB diploma program. Students take a mix of IB and AP classes to provide the most rigorous educational opportunities to prepare them for University.   Along with the intangible benefits of knowing they have persevered through an extremely challenging high school curriculum, IB graduates frequently receive generous scholarship assistance in attending universities.  The IB Class of 2018 received 11 million dollars in scholarships for only 92 students.   Our students historically proclaim that they feel very well prepared for college—in fact, the academic transition is practically painless.

    • Today there are 430 students enrolled in the program.
    • Students are inducted into the IB Diploma Program in 11th grade after successful completion of the FL Pre-IB program (grades 9 and 10).
    • Students take written examinations at the end of the program and can receive many college credits, which are marked by external IB examiners.

    IB news

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    PHS IB National Merit Semifinalists
    National Merit Semifinalists
    PHS IB National Merit Commended Students
    National Merit Commended Students

    IB Senior Sydney Cloutier was recently selected as the #1 Air Force JROTC cadet out of all the AFJROTC units in the nation. Everything from academics to leadership to community service were considerations in selecting the recipient of the award. Yesterday, she was presented with the AFJROTC Cadet of the Year award at the Air Force Association’s National Air, Space, and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, MD (Washington, D.C.).


    Here is a link to the press release:



    Posted 9/17/19