WPHS IB Programme Application

Welcome to the Winter Park High School

IB Programme Application

for the

Diploma and Career-related Programmes



The WPHS IB Admissions for 2019-20 is currently OPEN

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.  

We held 2 different meetings for your convenience:
Thursday, Jan 10th, 2019
6pm at the Winter park Freshmen Center Auditorium
Monday, Jan 14th, 2019
6pm at the Glenridge Middle School Media Cente
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:

2018-29 Informational Meeting Presentation



How Are Applicants Chosen?


Applicants are selected based on a variety of criteria including:

§  Must be zoned for Winter Park High School  2019-20  

§  Middle school standardized test scores

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

§  Successful completion of Algebra I 

§  Teacher recommendations 

§  Self-Interview video


Eight Easy Steps to Apply for IB


Step 1: Read through the WPHS IB Brochure: Click Here



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

WPHS Freshmen Campus Auditorium

528 Huntington Ave

Winter Park, FL 32789



Step 3: Complete the Application: Click Here



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)                   


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, 2019.


Thank you so much for your time.


Kind Regards,





Step 5: Conduct Self Interview: Click Here

This is a video interview the applicant will conduct and record themselves, and then upload to a video sharing site.  More specific directions will be found when you "Click Here" above.

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


Step 6: Turn in the Complete Application: Deadline is Friday  January 31, 2019

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.



Step 7: Wait for Acceptance Notification: Emailed February 25-28, 2019…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, 2019.