IB Quarterly Nease High School
We have had a busy and eventful first Quarter.
Below you will find recent events, such as the IB Pinning Ceremony, Student Spotlights in the IB Learner Profile, Senior CAS Projects, Semi-finalists for National Merit, Alumni News, Upcoming Service Projects and much more!
Congratulations Class of 2019
Number of IB students: 86
Average new SAT score: 1390 (RW 690, M 700)
Average ACT score: 30 (composite)
Average GPA: 4.3 (weighted)
11 National Merit Finalists
IB tests passed: 93%; IB diplomas received: 93%
AP tests passed during HS: 83% (525 out of 634)
Accepted to over 108 colleges and universities
Attending 23 different colleges and universities to include:
Harvard College, Cornell, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins, University of California-Berkeley, University of Florida (38 students)
95% Florida Bright Futures Scholarships
Offered over $2.8 million in college scholarships
Class of 2019 IB Reunion
Wednesday, Dec. 18th, 11:30am
5096 Big Island Drive
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Alumni Spotlight- Diana Wildes
IB Acronym of the Month - EE (Extended Essay)
What is the EE?
It is an independent piece of research, culminating with a 4,000-word paper.
The extended essay provides:
- practical preparation for undergraduate research
- an opportunity for students to investigate a topic of personal interest to them, which relates to one of the student's six Diploma Programme (DP) subjects, or takes the interdisciplinary approach of a World Studies extended essay.
Through the research process for the extended essay, students develop skills in:
- formulating an appropriate research question
- engaging in a personal exploration of the topic
- communicating ideas
- developing an argument.
Participation in this process develops the capacity to analyze, synthesize and evaluate knowledge.
Seniors are currently DONE with their EEs and Juniors will begin theirs during second quarter. Click here to view exemplar essays that have been graded, annotated, and published by IB.
15 Commended Students Recognized
Padma Adimula, Elkhan Bagirov, Cecilia Bottenhorn, Hope Cruse, Grayson Eastman, Kayla Ehrlich, Taylor Hampson, Taylor Ingrassia, Joshua Jacobs, Mackenzie Ki, Grace Kim, Cindy Ko, Emma Murphy, Ryan Neill, and Rutva Patel
Congratulations to Leon Durante!
Senior IB student, Leon Durante, was selected as St. Johns County School District's U.S. Presidential Scholars Student Nominee for Academics. There was a competitive pool of applicants from all 5 high schools and the committee was confident in nominating Leon. You can go on-line and see a full description at https://www2.ed.gov/programs/psp/index.html
Senior Class Project Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, Nov. 9th, 7:30pm
813 Broach Street
St. Augustine, FL
IB Students Tackle Mental Health
Congratulations to Rishabh Singh!
Freshman Only! Youth Leadership Jacksonville
We have had many IB students selected in the past. Please submit so you can be one of the six selected to submit an application.
Class of 2020 Pinning Ceremony
Amy Case- Alumni Speaker for Pinning
Junior Class Project- SOUPer Bowl
Thursday, Jan. 30th 2020 at 7pm
10550 Ray Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Virginia Peery (12th)- Inquirer
Virginia has really embraced the spirit of the Extended Essay—she demonstrates a passionate sense of curiosity and has taken great pride in her research. She is a fantastic model of a student who strives to learn independently, moving beyond minimum expectations of learning.
Jameson Gilliam, Sophia Nguyen, Will Lloyd, John Zorn (11th)- Communicators & Reflective
These students have volunteered to lead our 11th grade TOK classes through a class CAS project providing classroom supplies and resources to IB schools in the Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian. They have been wonderful in communicating with the affected schools and outside volunteers, coordinating collection efforts, and logistics for supply delivery. We are very proud of their effort and tenacity!
College Fair 2019
Our panelist included:
- Lyndsey Holland, Assistant Director of Admissions, UCF
- Dee Greer, Alumni Ambassador, Cornell University
- Anna Hopkins, Assistant Director of Admissions, Florida Southern College
- Laurel Weijer, Assistant Director of Counselor Relations, UF
- Bob Rowe, Associate Director of Admissions, FIT
Please join us next year as we continue to grow this event.
Florida Recognizes the Rigor of the IB Program
All Seniors need to apply by December! Click the Icon above to access the website. Remember IB students who EARN the IB diploma will be waived from the GPA and test score requirement. Students will only need 100 hours of community service to earn the full scholarship.
Sophomore Class Project Relay for Life
Saturday, April 4th 2020 at 11am-11pm
10550 Ray Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
CAS Project Highlights
Emma Simes- Writing Fair
Maya Albold- Women's March
Anish Kallikuri- Nease Benches
Taylor Hampson- 5K for K9 for Warriors
Andrew Knee- Web Application for Bus Transportation at Nease
Freshman Class Project IB Beach Clean-Up
Saturday, April 18th 2020 at 8am
Join our IB Boosters
Upcoming Meeting Dates: November 19th, December, 17th, January 21st, February 25th (6pm), March 26th, & April 30th. All Meetings take place at 10AM in the Nease Media Center.