Spring Valley High School
International Baccalaureate World School
What is an IB education?
International Baccalaureate programs are designed to develop students who are inquiring and independent thinkers. In addition to offering the most rigorous academic curriculum available, IB also seeks to foster strong emotional and social characteristics, so that students are better able to become productive citizens in a rapidly changing world. Too often schools are engaged in teaching to students. IB schools strive to facilitate an environment where students can take ownership and drive their own learning, and where teachers create classrooms that allow that kind of learning to take place. We want our students to think critically and challenge the ideas they are confronted with every day. There are more than 5000 IB World Schools in 140 countries. We want our students to understand their connection to that diverse world community, and the responsibility they share with young people across the globe to make the world a better place.
What do our students
Basically, they look like you. A common misconception about this program is that you have to be some sort of genius to succeed in it. This is NOT true. Students who do well in IB schools have only two things in common; they love school, and they value learning. We want students who push themselves and want to expand their horizons.
How is it different from other
Most magnet programs want students to focus on a “major” or specific area of study. At Spring Valley, we take the opposite approach. We know that no matter how you hope to contribute to the world you will live in, the first step for most students is getting into a good university. The university admissions process is increasingly competitive, and helping you stand out in a field of thousands of applicants is our only goal. Challenging coursework and good grades are still the most important factor, but universities also want to know what you have done to make a difference in your community. We want our students to develop into great thinkers, but we also work hard to instill in them a sense of activism and stewardship. The most selective universities know what they can do for you; what they want to know is what you can do for them, and the world you are going to inherit. At Spring Valley, we will give you every opportunity to answer that question.
The Program at a Glance:
the most challenging academic curriculum available to high school students
project based / inquiry approach in every class
second language literacy
experiential learning in the arts, athletics, and community service
college level research / writing
Are you Grizzly material?
What’s the payoff?
First of all, you will be part of an amazing community of focused, ambitious students, who share your passion for school. This creates a learning environment that is hard to beat, and the results speak for themselves:
- 100% high school graduation rate
- 100% college acceptance rate
- An average SAT score 20-30% above the national average
- An incredible college graduation rate of 94%. Last year the average for the U.S. was only 59%
Direct any inquiries to:
Application deadline is:
January 7th 2020, 3pm.
Read more about IB Transportation HERE~
Parents-visit the links below to read important information about our IB program
If you were unable to attend our open house, please view our slideshow~
“Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt