International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

International Baccalaureate (IB) is a worldwide community of schools, educators and students with a shared vision and mission to empower young people with the skills, values and knowledge to create a better and more peaceful world. The IB Program reflects a central desire to provide an education that enables students to make sense of the complexities of the world around them, as well as equipping them with the skills and dispositions needed for taking responsible action for the future.

University Admission

The IB is internationally recognized as representing one of the highest standards in university preparatory education. By studying in the IB, students develop core skills for success at university.

Through our programs, students develop:
• an understanding of and appreciation for research
• presentation and communication skills
• critical thinking skills
• report writing skills
• a sense of international mindedness and cultural understanding
• time management skills

RHS logo, crossed swords        Riverdale High School IB Class of 2022     IB logo
Class of 2022 IB College Shirt Day

IB Class of 2022

89% Diplomas earned

57 of 64 earned their IB Diploma

1.4 MILLION in Bright Futures Scholarships

- Bright Futures Academic Scholar (100% tuition and fees for 4 years)

Total scholarships offered to the IB Class of 2022 = 5.5 MILLION

Highest Diploma Pass Rate in Lee County


93% Exam pass rate

512 exams taken

476 exams passed with 4 or above

36 exams scored 3 – no 1s or 2s

Average total score = 29 (24 is passing)

Highest score = 36 (2 students)

 Subjects above the World Average  
   RHS  World Average
Spanish HL (Bourbina)   6.67  5.55 (100% pass rate)
 History HL (Balan)  4.75  4.53
 Environmental SL (Albanese)  5.29  4.46 (100% pass rate)
 Biology SL (Albanese/Windey)  4.77   4.56
 Math Applications SL (Weaver)  4.32  4.39 (noted because extremely close)



6,890 community service hours – total IB Class of 2022


100% acceptance rate


Colleges Attending:

Out of State  3

Florida Atlantic University  3

Florida Gulf Coast University  12

Florida Institute of Technology  2

Florida International University  2

Florida State University  9

University of Central Florida  9

University of Florida  11

University of South Florida  4

University of Tampa  1

Florida Southwestern / FAMU  1

Fort Myers Technical College  1

Nova Southwestern  1

Southern Technical College  1

Stetson University  1

United States Army - High School to Flight School  1


Acceptance Rates for the Class of 2022 to the most selective Florida Public Universities, University of Florida and Florida State University:


UF’s acceptance rate for 2022 is 31%

Riverdale IB’s acceptance rate is 45%


FSU’s acceptance rate for 2022 is 32%

Riverdale IB’s acceptance rate is 56%


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