WPHS IB Programme Application

Welcome to the Winter Park High School
IB Programme Application

The WPHS IB Programme online application is now closed
However, please feel free to complete the application nd contact Mr. Blackmon or Ms. Close with your interest in the WPHS IB Programme.

Please read through this entire page for application information

Winter Park High School IB Programmes

Informational Meetings

Rising Freshmen and new IB students

If you want to learn more about the Winter Park High School IB Programmes and the benefits of our programmes, please check here for our online Informational meeting schedule and a copy of the presentation.


This is a link to the General School Freshmen Parent video:

Rising Freshman Parent Information Night 2021

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 Diploma tract)
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Self-Interview video

Eight Easy Steps to Apply for IB

Step 1:

Read through the WPHS IB Brochure

Go through the 2020-21 WPHS IB Informational Meeting Presentation  

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


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:

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: FILL OUT FORM

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 Friday, January 29, 2021.

Thank you so much for your time.

Kind Regards,

Step 5: Conduct Self Interview:

This is a video interview the applicant will conduct and record themselves, and then upload to a video sharing site, or you can share it from your G-Drive.  Use this link to choose your self-interview questions and see the directions: Student Interview Video Submission Form

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 29, 2021

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 22-26, 2021...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 Wednesday, March 31, 2021