WPHS IB Programme Application

Welcome to the Winter Park High School

IB Programme Application

 The WPHS IB Programme online application is now LIVE

Please read through this entire page for application information

The 2020-21 School Year Application is still open

WPHS Decision Packet

Decision and Invitation emails for rising freshmen were sent out Sunday, March 8, 2020.  If you received an invitation email, please download and read through all four pages of the WPHS Decision Packet.

Due date for returning your decision packet is Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Please return the decision packet if you are, or are not, accepting your invitation.

2020 WPHS Admission Decision Packet



Rising Freshmen 
Winter Park High School IB Programmes 

Informational Meetings

If you want to learn more about the Winter Park High School IB Programmes and the benefits of our programmes, please come on out and see one of our WPHS IB Programme Informational presentations.  

Please come and learn about the benefits of the WPHS IB Programmes at one of our presentations.  

If you missed these info meetings or want to review the presentation, here is the presentation:


How Are Applicants Chosen?


Applicants are selected based on a variety of criteria including:

§  Must be zoned for Winter Park High School  2020-21  

§  Middle school standardized test scores

§  7th and 8th  grade, final and current class grades

§  Successful completion of Algebra I (IB Diploam tract)

§  Teacher recommendations 

§  Self-Interview video



Eight Easy Steps to Apply for IB

Step 1:
Read through the WPHS IB Brochure
Go through the IB Informational Night January 2019-20 Presentation

Step 2: (Optional but recommended) Attend WPHS Open House and Information Night: See above for dates and times

6:00 pm-7:00 pm
WPHS Freshmen Campus Auditorium
528 Huntington Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789


Step 3: Complete the Application:

Use this link to complete the WPHS IB Application


Step 4: Email the Recommendation Link to Required Teachers

Email three (3) of your teachers (preferably current) for recommendations:

  • One (1) from Language A
  • One (1) from Science
  • One (1) from Math (Algebra 1 Honors, Geometry Honors)                   


Here is an example email: copy and paste this example email to request the recommendations from your teachers:


Hello place teacher’s name here,


This is place your name here, I’m applying for admission to the Winter Park High School International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. As part of the application process, I am required to get recommendations from my Language Arts, Math and Science Teachers.

If you would be so kind as to follow this link and complete the recommendation:


This is a Google Form, please ensure to use my name, put your name here.  I would appreciate that very much. All parts of the IB application have to be submitted by Wednesday, January 31, 2020.


Thank you so much for your time.


Kind Regards,



Step 5: Conduct Self Interview (Pleased skip this step):

This is a video interview the applicant will conduct and record themselves, and then upload to a video sharing site.

We are interested in content and their preparedness....the video will not be judged on creativity.

Once you have completed your Self Interview Video and uploaded it....please use this form to share the link to your video: Student Interview Video Submission Form

Step 6: Turn in the Complete Application:

Deadline is 
Friday  January 31, 2020

Late applications cannot be accepted. We encourage you to turn an application in early or on time even if you are missing a portion of the packet. Applications must include:
  • The actual IB Application with all blanks and signatures completed.
  • Three Teacher References Submitted
  • Submit Self Interview with Link
  • Students applying from outside of Orange County Public Schools will need to provide a copy school transcripts with final grades from 7th grade and 1st semester grades from 8th grade and a copy of your most recent standardized test scores. Fax to 407-622-3231 to the attention of Donald Blackmon, or email them to [email protected]

Step 7: Wait for Acceptance Notification: 

Notifications will be emailed February 24-28, 2020 MARCH 9TH…letters will not be emailed earlier.

Step 8: Declare Your Intent to Come to IB:

If you are accepted, your deadline to declare intent to participate in the WPHS IB program is Sunday March 31, 2020


Sign Up!