International Baccalaureate

Established in 1968 to provide students with a balanced education by facilitating geographic and cultural mobility, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme was the first programme offered by the IB and is typically taught to students in the 11th and 12th grades in the United States. As of September 3, 2019, there are 3,421 schools offering the DP in 157 different countries.


 HCIB Mission Statement 

The Mission of Haines City High School is to provide a high-quality education by forging strong communal relationships, achieving academic proficiency, and reinforcing positive behavior. Through these provisions, Haines City High School creates Hornet Nation, which is a sense of pride; a feeling of comfort and confidence; a common ground; and a connection felt between students, faculty, parents, and community members.  The Haines City High School International Baccalaureate East Diploma Programme offers a rich academic program of study aligned with our school’s mission statement as well as the mission statement of the International Baccalaureate Organization.

The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.



Benefits of the IB Programme

IB programs are different from other curricula because they:

  • Encourage students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions
  • Develop independently or through government and national systems, incorporating quality practice from research and our global community of schools
  • Encourage students of all ages to consider both local and global context
  • Develop multilingual students
  • Students who meet high school graduation requirements and successfully complete the IB Diploma Programme will earn an IB Diploma.