Congratulations to the Class of 2018 on their formal induction into the IB Diploma Programme! The juniors received their IB pins during a ceremony, which included inspiring words from guest speaker, Robert LeVine of Selective College Consulting. Thanks to all of the parents who came to show their support of their students, and to the parent volunteers who helped make the post-ceremony reception possible.


The King IB t-shirt design has been finalized, and shirts will be delivered in a few weeks. Thanks to Erin Schwartz for her help with the design!


We couldn’t support the IB Programme without people like:

Melinda & Brian Gelb • Neena Palathinkal • Brad & Stacey Thomas • Cindy Kelly • Patricia Moore • Elisa Schwartz • Brian Edwards • Catriona Comb • MariaTeresa Peña • Thuy Van Chau • David & Jin Dozier, III • Stephanie Clark • Jennifer Thomas • Gilda Burg • Eddie Vance • Deanna Boss • Edward Matura • Pamela Goldin • So Kuen Lam • Revati Vogeti • Sujana Katoju • David Kinnard • Nighat Ansari • Christine Panganiban • Jacqueline Scott • Hima Khammamapdpalli • Yichia & Brian Curtin • Scarlet Detjen • Marla Akins • Mary Angelo • Heather & Wayne Coffey • Kandice Lam • Robert & Joy Worthington • Audra Powell • Alice Montalto • Maritza Kalantar • Radha Bhatta • Lynette Hathaway • Kavita Jain • Roxanne Rowan • Anu Gummaraju • Debbie McCormick • Ravi Karthaka • Sheela Yadav • Guixiang Zeng • Gail Yip-Chuck • Israt Jahan • Young Park • Loveleen Kang • Anita Patel • Raghuveer Sankineni • Neeraja Ainpudi • Christy Gupta • Rithi Shivaram • Lilian Oguejiofor • Marisol Wong • Pablo Ruiz • Susan Wiggins • Liz Immen • Diana Johnson • Steven Williams • Hima Khammamapdpalli • Revati Vogeti • Anna Masina • Sri Kanneganti • Donaveen Stevenson • Monica Chang • Robert Chen • Lisa & John Sklet • Swapna Ravipati • Petrona Waite-Robinson • Thao Vo • Ellaine Saph-Ancheta • Jamie Eckhardt • Yvonne Braver • Bin Yu • Jingjing Ao • Meena Senthil • Michael & Joan Rosenblum • Patricia MacMartin • Theresa Anderson • Kim & Hardy Hall • Tammi Neylan • Nagadhar Baviriseaty • Hemisha Patel • Juliana Dominguez • Chip & Lynne Hansen • Kusuma Munagala • Chitra Mahesh


We are ordering the King IB t-shirts, and plan to have the shirts delivered by late October or early November – thank you for your patience.

If you haven’t joined or renewed yet, please click here to help support the best academic program in Hillsborough County.

Welcome to all of our Freshman and any transferred students, and welcome back to our Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores!!! We wish you the best of luck this school year and look forward to supporting you, your family, administration and faculty.

Please encourage your parents to support the IB Programme and King High by becoming Parent Partners. They can do so by clicking here to sign up for the 2016-2017 school year.  You will receive a complimentary King IB t-shirt, and they will be added to the email list to ensure they are plugged in to all of the things going on in King IB!

Thank you from all of us at King IB Connection – Go Lions!

Please join us in congratulating Nishira Mitchell (AP – Magnet Curriculum) on her selection to present at the upcoming IB Conference for the Americas in Toronto, Canada. Mrs. Mitchell’s presentation is titled: “Diversity and Achievement in an International Baccalaureate Program in an Urban Area“.

You can click on the following link to read the letter: Acceptance Letter from IB.ORG. We’re proud of your accomplishment Mrs. Mitchell!

On behalf of the students, administration, Ms. Stalnaker and Mr. Mills, King IBC wants to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Kai Coshow Rains and MaryAnn Vance for planning and pulling off this year’s Sophomore Sweet Endings event.  Thanks also go to Cathy Padgett, Marcy Plunkett, Champ Sekar, Deanna Boss, Shari Cardozo and Cyndi Mohler for their superb help with logistics, decorating the cafeteria, preparing the smoothies and cookies/brownies for our students! The event was a big hit with the students; especially after finishing the AP Euro exam Friday afternoon!


Here is a picture of the whole Sophomore Sweet Endings team:


From left to right: Marcy, Kai, Cathy, Deanna, Champ, MaryAnn, Shari and Cyndi

A huge “THANK YOU” to Austin Craven and Smoothie King – Temple Terrace at 5207 E Fowler for donating the smoothies (a big hit with the students)!!!


A special thanks to the following parents for donating cookies and brownies for the event: Thuy-Van Chau, Chamila Rajapakse, Elisa Schwartz, Holly Carapella, Jui Vora, Catriona Comb, Raquel Carvallo, Marcia Cubillos, Amy Stuart, Maria Hyden, Tess Pena, Champa Dhanashekar, Aditi Patidar, and Elizabeth McCullough.

In Search of a Few Good Advocates

The King IB Connection is in need of current parents/guardians to help fulfill roles on the Board and key chair positions for the 2016-2017 school year. Without your involvement, support of the IB Programme at King would be almost impossible. If you are interested, please contact David Dozier at or Nishira Mitchell (Assistant Principal […]

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Junior IB Pinning Ceremony

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 on their official induction into the International Baccalaureate Programme. The Junior Class celebrated this landmark at their official Pinning Ceremony with Mr. Rowan, Mrs. Mitchell and Ferguson, and their families. Thank you to Bob LeVine (the former Chairman of the Harvard Schools Committee for the West Coast of Florida) […]

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We’re on Twitter!!!

We’re on Twitter @KingIBC1. We post helpful tips from different sources for both high school life and preparing for college. Help us to help more by spreading the word!

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Another Record Breaker – 6th Year in a Row!!!

The King IB Connection, Administration and Faculty wishes to congratulate the Class of 2016 on their IB Diploma rate of 95%, making for the 6th consecutive year of 90% or better – a record for the Hillsborough County School District!!! We are all so very proud of you and your accomplishment, and wish you all […]

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Summer Assignments for the ’16-’17 Academic Year

Congratulations to all of our students on completing another year of school. Please click on the following page to download the appropriate assignments for the upcoming school year. Remember, school starts on August 10th this year. Summer Assignments

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KHS Music Department Invited to Carnegie Hall

Congratulations to Dr. Dre Graham and the KHS Music Department! The music department is one of only three that have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. They will be traveling to NYC on Saturday and will be performing in the prestigious hall on Monday, April 4th. Please join us in congratulating […]

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Another Record Breaker – 97%!!!

The King IB Connection, Administration and Faculty wishes to congratulate the Class of 2015 on breaking the previous King IB Diploma rate of 96% by achieving a 97%!!! We are all so very proud of you and your accomplishment, and wish you all the best on your collegiate journey.

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