International Baccalaureate

IB Update 3.11.19
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme* is a highly-acclaimed, cohesive academic programme that only 945 high schools in the United States offer. Students who earn an IB diploma stand out among peers for their ability to think with depth and creativity and are among the most successful university students. JCCHS is an IB candidate school.

Do you want your child to be among the first Jackson County learners to benefit from a highly selective international programme of study?
If so, rising Freshmen from WJMS may apply to enter the JCCHS preIB programme. The JCCHS preIB Spring Application window is from March 11-27.

If you have any questions about the IB Diploma Programme, please contact the JCCHS IB Coordinator Designate–Ms. Gillespie at

See the linked web page and flyer for more information about the programme and application process:

*JCCHS is an IB Candidate School.


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Jackson County Comprehensive High School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Visit our International Baccalaureate website to learn more about this process

This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education – that we believe is important for our students. Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer the Diploma Programme (DP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

Application Timeline 
  • January 4 (Friday):  Applications available for rising 9th & 10th-grade students (grade specific applications will be posted on the JCCHS IB website linked above)
  • January 18 (Friday):  Applications Due (NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED)
  • February 1 (Friday): Decisions Go Out (Applicants will initially be notified via email and followed with a phone conversation)

For further information about IB and its programmes visit or contact Melissa Gillespie, IB Coordinator Designate