Coral Gables Senior High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme will teach, inspire, and motivate our students to become integral members of a global society through preparation for a post-secondary education and career.
The purpose of Coral Gables Senior High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is to encourage a more cooperative and internationally-minded society by providing our students with the essential skills and knowledge to become to become principled, caring and reflective high school graduates. CGHS IB will maintain a safe learning environment within an interactive, engaging setting while supporting the individual needs of our diverse student population.
INCOMING 8TH GRADE STUDENTS APPLYING TO THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MAGNET MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
- 2.5 average in core academics and a 2.0 in conduct (2.75 GPA is required to stay in the program)
- No more than 10 unexcused absences or tardies for the previous academic year
- Completion of Algebra I Honors and Physical Science Honors prior to entrance in the program
THE PROGRAM IS ONLY OPEN TO STUDENTS IN GRADES 8 AND 9. ALL OTHER GRADES ARE CLOSED.
WHAT OTHER DOCUMENTATION IS NEEDED?
The ONLINE magnet application must be submitted directly to the Schools of Choice Office. If the student is enrolled in a Miami-Dade County public school, no other documentation is required. If the student is enrolled in a private school or will be entering Miami-Dade County public schools for the first time, a copy of the final report card for 7th grade, a copy of the first report card for 8th grade, and a copy of the most recent standardized test scores must be submitted directly to the school site. Eligibility cannot be determined until the required documentation has been received. A letter of recommendation is not required.
9th grade students applying to the program must currently be enrolled in the following:
9th grade: Biology Honors/Geometry Honors
If the student is enrolled in a private school or will be entering Miami-Dade County public schools for the first time, a copy of the final report card for previous completed school year, a copy of the first report card for current school year, and a copy of the most recent standardized test scores must be submitted directly to the school site.
IS TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED TO MAGNET PROGRAMS?
According to School Board guidelines, transportation availability is limited and may not be available to all students.
At this time, transportation is available to students who reside within the CGHS boundary and live 2 miles away from campus.
All other students are encouraged to review the transportation options provided by Miami Dade County Transit.
WHERE DO I APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO A MAGNET PROGRAM?
Applications are obtained online at www.miamimagnets.org or yourchoicemiami.org
Education for Your Future
The International Baccalaureate Program
at Coral Gables Senior High
(An authorized IB school since 1987)
It is essential, as we begin the 21st century, that academic training provide students with the values and opportunities that will enable them to succeed in the competitive modern world. The comprehensive and balanced curriculum of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is designed to awaken the intelligence of students and teach them to relate the content of the classroom to the realities of the world outside. Strong emphasis is placed on the ideals of international understanding and on responsible citizenship in courses which encourage critical thinking.
In Europe, South America, and other parts of the world, the IB has been a highly respected college preparatory program for over thirty-five years. Begun under the auspices of UNESCO in 1962 in Geneva, Switzerland, the IB Diploma Program is now established at more than 900 schools located in over 90 countries world-wide.
The advantage of being an IB Diploma Candidate is that colleges tend to look at such students first because they are attempting the most rigorous and challenging high school curriculum available. A study at the University of Florida, which accepts more IB students than any other university in the world, has shown that, in comparison with students from other honors programs, IB students graduate from college in fewer years, with higher grades, often with double or triple majors. They have also found that a much higher percentage of IB students go on to complete graduate studies. These are the qualities that make an IB Diploma Candidate an outstanding “investment” for a college or university or corporation. College admissions officers tell us that the IB Diploma Program does the best job of preparing students for success in college; our graduates tell us that IB makes college easier for them. Those of us who teach the IB curriculum have found that it facilitates the development of discerning and compassionate thinkers who love learning and who are informed, self-reliant, and wise.