Franklin High IB students set record

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For the first time since its inception in 2000, 100% of students in Franklin High’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program have graduated from the IB.

All 39 members of the Class of 2022 program have completed the requirements to graduate. In recent years, the number of graduates for the FHS program has been between 85 and 95%. The overall success rate is around 86%.

“The class of 2022 is talented and diverse,” said Ray Scheetz, FHS IB program coordinator. “With high expectations of themselves, they overcame many obstacles during their high school experience and always worked closely with their teachers while challenging themselves to do their best.”

To graduate, students must complete one IB course in each of the six core curriculum groups throughout their junior and senior years. They must also pass the corresponding IB examination for each of these courses. Students are required to pass at least three higher level exams, which are more rigorous than the standard test. Scores on these exams must reach the total points necessary to receive the diploma.

In addition to the exams, students must take a theory of knowledge course, write an essay, and complete the seven Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) learning outcomes.

For more information on the FHS IB program, visit the FHS website.

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