The IB Connection extends a warm welcome to our incoming Freshmen. Congratulations on your admission to what will be a challenging and rewarding experience!

Please print out the following documents (see links below), fill out the selection form and turn it in during the Freshmen Orientation on April 8th (6 – 7 PM).

List of Available Electives

 Elective(s) Selection Form

IB Connection is pleased to announce that King Graduation Yard Signs are available again this year.  This is a great way to honor your graduating student and show school spirit!

Yard signs are 24″ x 18″ and will be customized with your student’s name for only $20, for all orders placed by 3/31/15!  Spirit logos may be added to the sign for an additional $5 per logo (up to 2 logos may be selected).  Show school spirit and proudly display your student’s high school interests!  Hurry, as the price will increase to $25 for orders placed after 3/31/15, and no orders will be accepted after April 15th!

To place your order, click on the following link: http://kingib.org/2015-graduation-signs-ordering/

Attention all Junior IB students, please visit the Junior section (under Students) of our web site for important info regarding the Extended Essay.

Florida School Grading System

C. Leon King High School has received an “A” grade  on the School Report Card, for the 2013-2014 school year!

Congratulations to Mr. Rowan, Mrs. Myers-Mitchell, Dr. Campbell and the rest of the faculty and administration on achieving an “A” two years in a row!!!

King High School had 20 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists this year, which was the most in Hillsborough County! Hillsborough High School had 11, and Robinson High School had 9. In all, 14 of the 27 public high schools in Hillsborough County were represented on the list. KHS also had 1 National Achievement finalist.

Hillsborough County Public Schools led the state in the number of National Merit Scholar Semifinalists this year and posted the district’s highest total ever, with 67 students earning the honor. Neighboring Pinellas County had 22, Pasco County had 7, and Polk County had 6.

National Merit Semifinalists represent less than one percent of the nation’s high school seniors. To be selected as a semifinalist, a student must have an outstanding academic record, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn an SAT score that confirms the student’s academic achievement. Roughly 1.4 million students across the nation vied for the honor of being among the nation’s most academically talented high school seniors.

Congratulations to all of the winners, we are very proud of you!

Congratulations to the Class of 2016 on their official induction into the International Baccalaureate Programme. The Junior Class celebrated this landmark at their official Pinning Ceremony with their families and friends. Mrs. Mitchell, Mr. Rowan and Robert Levine’s words of encouragement were inspiring! A fun time was had by all.


A special thank you to the wonderful parents who donated their time and contributed baked goods and drinks. We couldn’t have done it without you!!

For prospective students and their parents/guardians, “shadowing” is the opportunity for Eighth grade students to spend a day at King High School and experience firsthand what it’s like to be a student in the IB Programme at King. Students that shadow are paired with an IB student for the day to attend classes and lunch. For more info, please visit http://kingib.org/student-shadowing/.

Open House Success

by David Dozier

in Announcement

Greetings IB Parents and Guardians,

We wish to thank all of you who stopped by the King IB Connection table during Open House last night.  Many of you signed up for the Parent Partnership and received a complimentary IB t-shirt, your donation is very much appreciated!  The web site will be updated to list all who donated soon.

BIG “THANK YOU” goes out to the following individuals who helped make the Open House such a great success:

Barb O’Malley (Vice President), Monica Tsun (Treasurer), Sandia Wasserman (Senior Banquet and Fundraising Chairperson, and former VP), Fabiola Morales (Parent Partnership Chairperson), Keya Mukherjee (Sophomore Class Rep), Lin Newlands and Marcia Cubillos

And a special thank you to Mr. James Taylor (Assistant Principal) for some last minute help!

While we had so many sign up last night, we know there were some who were unable to get to us because of the crowd, or they could not attend Open House in person. You can still sign up for the Parent Partnership online, by clicking on this link:  http://kingib.org/parent-partnership/, or http://kingib.org/volunteer-opportunities/ to join us in support role. 

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Wear what the Lion wears, and show your Lion’s Pride!  You can get one shirt FREE with your King IB Connection Parent Partnership enrollment.  Each additional shirt is $10, and we will have them available at Open House and other activities throughout the year.

The Parent Partnership form can be accessed at http://kingib.org/parent-partnership/

Congrats to our Sophomore IB students for successfully completing their first required AP Exam!  To celebrate this “sweet ending”, Sophomores were treated to cookies and Smoothie King smoothies immediately following their AP European History Exam.  A big thank you to Emmy Fleeting, our event coordinator, and all our parent volunteers!  This event was sponsored by the IB Connection.Sweet Endings 2014