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Why IB?

IB is more than just a rigorous set of fast-paced, advanced-level classes. 

First, IB is an educational philosophy.  IB classes teach students to become critical thinkers and creators of knowledge.  The em

IB is more than just a rigorous set of fast-paced, advanced-level classes. 

First, MYP is an educational philosophy.  IB classes teach students to become critical thinkers and creators of knowledge.  The emphasis is not so much on how many facts a student can memorize and recall on an exam (although there is some of that) but more on how a student can take those facts, analyze them, integrate them with other strands of knowledge and create something new.  Critical thinking and its companion, innovation, are success tools for life and give IB students the competitive edge in college and careers over many of their peers. 

Second, DP is a standardized curriculum taught by IB trained and mentored teachers.  Whereas the content and difficulty of high school honors classes can vary greatly from school to school and teacher to teacher, all IB students around the world take the same exams on the same day.  These exams are not graded by the student's own teachers, but are sent off across the globe to be graded by independent IB assessors.  In addition, IB teachers themselves undergo assessment, sending off student work to IB mentors who examine the work and give the teacher a grade and comments for improvement.  IB teachers attend regular curriculum conferences and communicate across the globe with each other via e-mail in order to maintain and expand their high standards.  The universal commitment to excellence by the IB staff members is difficult to find in any other program.

Finally, colleges and universities know exactly what the IB curriculum is and what each student is capable of, which is a great benefit when they are assessing students for admission.  Check the IB website for more information regarding university IB diploma recognition.  Website:



Hello and Welcome to the Franklin High School's International Baccalaureate, or IB for short, website.


Keep scrolling and take look at what’s happening around the in IB at Franklin High.


But first here is some info on our IB coordinators.

The Diploma program coordinator is Ryan Sedillo. Mr. Sedillo is also currently the DP Chemistry teacher, and head of the board of sciences. You can catch him in his classroom S-12 in the mornings until lunch, and in the IB office from 5th to 6th period. He helps with APEX in the C-Building after school.


The Middle Years program coordinator is Elizabeth James.  Prior to becoming the coordinator, Liz not only graduated from the Franklin High as an IB Dimploma recipient, but started working at Franklin in 2007. She had, and currently does, still teach English. You can find her in the the C-Building in room 107.

Summer Readings

Summer Readings
Hello here are your summer readings. Please notice that some of the grades have more than 1 part to them. Please check that you have seen and downloaded all the material you need to complete the summer reading thank you and have a great summer. Continue
Posted by: IB Program
Published: 7/24/14

We Need Your Email!

Since we are trying to join the 21st century and the technological age, we are developing a database of our students and parents' email addresses.  This will make it much easier to communicate with a large number of people at one time and also to be able to keep in better touch with our graduates.  Please contact our office with your name and email contact information as soon as possible.  You can email us at



Diploma Program Coordinator:  Ryan Sedillo

Middle Years Program Coordinator:  Elizabeth James

General IB Email:


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