Eighth graders interested in participating in the IB program should complete this application for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program at Lincoln High. The IB Diploma Program prepares 21st Century students for a global society by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better, more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Lincoln High has been an IB World School since 2008. Among the many benefits of the IB Diploma Program students are:

• Higher university and college acceptance rates for IB applicants than for total population applicants
• Opportunities to earn university and college credit and advanced standing at worldwide institutions
• Increased scholarship and grant opportunities
• A rigorous and balanced academic program that transitions students to university life and beyond
• Higher four-year university graduation rates compared to non-IB students.
• Interdisciplinary instruction that fosters international-mindedness
• Encouragement of lifelong learning
• Formally trained IB teachers, school counselor, and librarian

The International Baccalaureate Program is a rigorous, integrated program of study for highly motivated, hardworking students. You are encouraged to apply for admission to this program if you can:

• Take challenging thought-provoking college preparatory classes
• Have good attendance
• Study every night to prepare for class
• Maintain a “B” average
• Turn in assignments on time
• Score above average in all areas on a standardized achievement test
• Obtain recommendations for this academically challenging program from two of your teachers

• Currently taking or successfully completed Algebra