WPHS IB Programme Application

Welcome to the Winter Park High School
IB Programme Application

2024-25 School Year

WPHS is not a magnet school.

How Are Applicants Chosen?

Applicants are selected based on a variety of criteria including:

  • Must be zoned for Winter Park High School 2023-24
  • 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 the WPHS IB Brochure
Students and parents, please ensure you read about the differences between the IB Diploma programme and the IB Career programme!!!

Step 2: Attend WPHS Open House and Information Night:


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 ELA
  • One (1) from Science
  • One (1) from Math 


Here is an example TEMPLATE of an email you can send to the teachers you are requesting recommendations from.

Just copy and paste this example template email:

Dear place teacher's 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 Monday, January 31, 2024.

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 Monday, January 31, 2024

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 Nicole Close or email at [email protected]

Step 7: Wait for Acceptance Notification:

Notifications will be emailed March 1, 2024

"Eligibility for Continued Participation in the IB Diploma Program"

Students must maintain an unweighted 3.0 Cumulative GPA at the end of each semester to remain within the IB Programme. Should grades fall below a 3.0 GPA, a student will meet with the IB Coordinator and be placed on Academic Probation for one semester.  If a student's academic performance does not improve after the semester of probation, the student may be exited from the Programme.

In addition to academic performance, students must also maintain standards of attendance and standards of behavior as outlined in the IB Honor Code and school Code of Conduct. Violations of attendance and behavior are also grounds for exiting a student from the IB Programme.