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The International Baccalaureate Program proposed for Alonso High School is a rigorous pre-university course of study that meets the needs of the highly motivated and academically talented 9-12 grade student. The program provides students with the intellectual, social, and critical perspective necessary for the competitive adult world.

The IB Program takes on a special significance today when knowledge continues to expand dramatically and existence in a world community requires appreciation and understanding of cultural diversity. It is essential, therefore, that academic training provides students with the values and opportunities that will enable them to succeed.

All IB Diploma Programme candidates are required to engage in the study of languages, science, mathematics, arts, and humanities in the final two years of their secondary schooling. The pre-Diploma Programme offered in grades nine and ten also includes an emphasis upon the development of study, organizational, and research skills. These four years constitute a blend between the preference for specialization in some areas and the emphasis on breadth preferred in other areas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to be in the first IB class at Alonso High?
The online application process for Alonso High IB is completed through our district’s Choice website at HillsboroughSchools.org/choice . The online application period opens October 25, 2019 at 5 p.m. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2019. All applications are processed after the December 31 deadline, so the date of your application does not affect your chance of being selected—submitting an application in October is the same as submitting in December. Only students who will enter ninth grade in 2020-2021 will need to apply.

When will I find out if my child got accepted into Alonso High’s Magnet IB?
School Choice online applications are due by December 31, 2019. Families will be notified if their student has been accepted to Alonso High’s Magnet by the end of February.

Will school bus transportation be available?
Magnet bus transportation will NOT be available for IB students who live outside of the Alonso High attendance boundary. Local bus transportation will be available only for students who live within the Alonso attendance boundary  https://gis.sdhc.k12.fl.us/schoolboundaries/HS/realigned/0151R.pdf and are eligible for transportation under Florida law and school district policy.

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Alonso IB (Magnet) Prospective Student Information Session Alonso IB (Magnet) Prospective Student Information Session Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6pm – Alonso Auditorium The Alonso High School IB Prospective Student Open House will take place on: Tuesday, November 12th at 6:00pm in the Alonso Auditorium. Thi Full Story....

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  • Alonso High School has consistently been an “A” or “B” School; as awarded by the Florida Department of Education.
  • All Alonso students are highly involved in extracurricular activities both at school and in the community. Our magnet students will have the opportunity to be represented on Alonso sports teams, elective programs, and participate in clubs and service organizations both in and outside of school. Our students will also have opportunities to participate in exciting summer internship programs and community service projects.
  • Alonso High School offers exciting elective options for students including: Early Childhood Education (Little Ravens), Theatre, Veterinary Assisting, Criminal Justice, ROTC, Business Courses, Band, Orchestra, Chorus and many others!
  • Alonso High School is proud to offer Superior Rated Music and Theatre Programs.
  • Alonso High School offers over 20 AP courses on campus; many of these will be available to our future magnet students as elective options.
  • Alonso is a diverse school that is known for welcoming students and faculty from many different backgrounds.

Alonso High School is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. 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 any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.