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Westlake High School

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme housed at Westlake High School offers students a unique opportunity to study academic subjects in an integrated fashion while allowing for personal choice in several aspects of their own education. It focuses on developing several aspects of the learner – intellectual, physical, emotional, ethical and social. It gathers effective educational techniques and philosophies from around the globe to develop effective methods of teaching and learning. It prepares students to be successful once they transition to university and to be productive members of a global society.

The IB Diploma Programme at WHS is presented as part of a consortium of schools that includes Avon Lake High School, Berea-Midpark High School and Rocky River High School. The schools work together to cover the financial obligations of the program and to provide administrative support to students. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for all students to achieve excellence.

Students who choose to participate in the IB Diploma Programme will spend a large majority of their day at Westlake High School, but will fulfill all of the requirements for graduation from their home consortium school. Students may have the opportunity to take some elective classes at their home school (like instrumental or vocal music), if their schedule allows. Students will be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities at their home consortium school.

You can learn about the Benefits of the IB, Why the IB is Different, the IB Learner Profile and IB Benefits for Schools on the IB website.

Matthew Planisek │ IB Diploma Programme Coordinator │ planisek@wlake.org │ 440.835.6352 x. 2837



IB Policies

Academic Honesty

Developing integrity is one of the key tenets of the IB programme IB students are expected to hold themselves to the highest standards both in and out of school.

Academic Honesty Policy

Candidate Selection Process

The IB Diploma Programme is an academically rigorous college preparatory program. IB students are expected to be familiar with the demands and requirements for being successful in a challenging program of study. In addition, IB students are recommended to have completed certain prerequisites before deciding to apply to the program.

Candidate Selection Process

Language Policy

Literacy is required for success in a global society. Written and spoken language will be studied and reinforced across all areas of the curriculum to produce confident communicators.

Language Policy