The Haines City International Baccalaureate East Diploma Program is a community of faculty, students, and staff engaged in the exchange of ideas contributing to intellectual growth and development. Essential to the mission of the academic community is a shared commitment to scholarly values, intellectual integrity, and respect for the ideas and work of others. Accredited in 2007, the Haines City 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.
Haines City International Baccalaureate East adhere to the vision that every student who graduates from the IB Diploma Program at Haines City High School are prepared for both university and career opportunities. We believe our students are empowered to thrive in a global society by experiencing a relevant learning environment which inspires critical thinking, mindfulness, problem solving and innovation.
Haines City High School History
Haines City High School is located in Central Florida in Polk County. Polk County is the 7th Largest district in Florida and among the 30 largest districts in the U.S. The Polk County school district has more than 150 schools and more than 105,000 students. Haines City High School is a cohesive and diverse learning community which is comprised of two schools and is the home to many Career Technical Education programs and academies.
Haines City High School (HCHS) has a student body of 2700 students and continues to grow every year. It is the home to many CTE (Career Technical Education) programs/academies, Leadership academy, is a Gold PBIS (Positive Behavioural Interventions & Support) school, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) school, offers 23 Advanced Placement Courses, 10 Dual Enrolment Courses, and also offers one of the two International Baccalaureate programs in our district.
Haines City High School International Baccalaureate East program was approved as an IB World School in December 2007. As of July 2019, there were 6,745 Diploma Programme schools being offered worldwide in 156 countries. Fifty six percent of those schools are located in the Americas. The IB Diploma Program is completed during the 11th and 12th grades. The 9th and 10th grades are designed to provide a solid foundation for students to build upon.
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.
To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.