More Hillsborough County Public Schools students than ever earned an IB diploma this year. Attaining the IB diploma puts these students ahead of their peers across the country, garnering the attention of college admissions directors at prestigious universities.
The results are as follows:
Robinson High School: 99%, up 11 percentage points from last year (88%)
King High School: 97%, up from 96%
Hillsborough High School: 96%, up from 92%
Strawberry Crest High School: 94%, up from 91%
To receive an IB diploma, a student must pass oral and written exams at the end of their senior year, complete community service hours, and write a college level essay. The level of rigor placed on these students demands a unique commitment to academics.
“Our students have set themselves up for success. The IB diploma allows our students to develop critical thinking skills and a global understanding of issues. These results are unprecedented in Hillsborough County. We continue to provide a foundation that will allow students to attain their goals,” said Superintendent Jeff Eakins.
These students have earned college credit and many will enter college as either sophomores or juniors, saving their families money in college expenses and allowing them to enter the workforce sooner.
Preparation for this diploma starts the day these students enter their freshman year of high school. Throughout the program, students learn to set expectations that enable them to focus on college and career readiness. This level of success is possible with the support of parents/guardians, strong instructional leaders, self-motivation, and their commitment to be life-long learners.