IB Diploma Programme

Welcome to the Lakeside High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at Lakeside High School is an academically rigorous course of study.

Students participate in the IB Programme during their junior and senior years.

Pre-IB students in grades 9 and 10 prepare for the rigorous course work of the Diploma Programme by taking honors courses in language arts, social science, natural science, and mathematics.

Unlike other academic pathways, the IB Programme is designed to have a meta-cognitive approach to learning that helps students develop the higher-order thinking strategies needed to become lifelong independent learners. Students are expected to make connections among different academic disciplines and not to study subjects in isolation. This is based on the belief that the total educational experience is more than the sum of its parts.

Please view the slide show to learn more information about the IB Programme!

IB 2019

Enrollment for 2019-2020

Students should complete and submit their online application for the IB Diploma Programme.


Private/home school students are able to complete the online application as well. In addition to the application, we will need you to submit an official academic transcript from 6th, 7th and 8th grade that includes all grades and standardized test scores. This information should be obtained by the student/parents and submitted to LHS IB c/o Dr. Stacey Brown so that we have all the information necessary to make informed admissions decisions in February.

All applications must be submitted by the end of the day on December 31, 2018.

The application will be available on November 1.

Email: Dr Stacey Brown, the IB Diploma Programme Coordinator, or call LHS IB at 706-863-0027 if you have any questions or problems with the application.

The Informational Meetings for all students and families who are interested in the IB Diploma Programme will be held on three dates:

18 October 2018 at 6:30 pm: Parent community information meeting at Lakeside High School

8 November 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm: Gifted Parent Night at Stallings Island Middle School

29 November 2018 at 6:30 pm: Parent community information meeting at the Columbia County Board of Education

If you were unable to attend the Informational events, please contact the IB Coordinator, Dr. Stacey Brown, to make alternate arrangements for a visit to the school.

As an IB parent and the Assistant Dean of Admission at Stanford University, Debra Von Bargen has firsthand experience working with many IB graduates. As her son began the IB Diploma Programme, she saw him do things he never thought he could do. In her role as the Assistant Dean of Admissions, she is excited to see how a student has taken on the IB and knows that IB students show very high success rates during their first year of university.