International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Candidate Schools

  • Safety Harbor Middle School 
    901 First Ave. N, Safety Harbor, FL 34695-2612school logo- Seahawk with a Globe behind it
    Phone: (727) 724-1400  

    International Studies aka International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Candidate School  (North County application area)

    Safety Harbor Middle School is on its journey to become a community of International Baccalaureate learners and teachers who encompass the belief that education can be delivered with the whole child in mind. Our international studies framework includes advanced and rigorous coursework, while fostering effective listening, problem solving, personal reflection, responsibility and ethical decision-making. Teachers use an inquiry-based approach to cultivate authentic student engagement and relevant and meaningful ways. School culture supports cultural understanding, global awareness, and the need for service in our communities. 


    Academic Profile of a Successful Student

    The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme is an academically rigorous program in which students participate in advanced or accelerated math, science, social studies or language arts courses. In addition, students in this program participate in required elective courses which may include technology, world language, or the arts. Students who typically do well in this program earn mostly As and Bs on their report cards, maintaining a 3.0 average and earn a level 3 or higher on their FSA mathematics and language arts assessments. Students new to Pinellas County Schools who do not have an FSA score, can look at their standardized test scores from their previous school to determine if they have at least a 5 stanine or a percentile rank of 42 or higher in both reading/language arts and mathematics.

    Once enrolled in the program, students must attend all classes regularly, maintain a C average in each class for each semester as well as abide by the Code of Student Conduct. Falling below these expectations may result in placement on probation and/or dismissal from the program. Please review the District Application Program Procedures available on the Pinellas County Schools website for further information.