For prospective parents and students, “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 are paired with an IB student for the day to attend classes and lunch. For more info, please visit As a reminder, there will be one more Magnet & Choice Exploration Night, at Chamberlain High School from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on December 3rd.  The School Choice application deadline is December 15th, 2015.

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) for his words of encouragement and inspiration!

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

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

Rick & Cheryl Rogers • Keya Mukherjee • Susmita Chatterjee • Sylvie Wittmann • Joseph & Jennifer Dolan • Cyril Spiro • Prabs Sakamuri • Olusolabomi & Olukemi Olusanya • Kiran Mahajan • Rita Wielatz • Chavara & Shiby Antochen • Xiao Fang Song • Craig & Karla Younger • Bi Ying Jiang • Suvarma Harshe • Beat Calderon • Mike & Ruth Akwue • Dakshesh & Sangeeta Patel • Eddie Vance • Sandra Oros • Virginia Santesteban • Pamela Goldin • Yumi & Harold McIver • Lara Barone • Daisy Mathew • Misty Bersten • Vijaya Gudala • Winnifred Hunter • Joy Dziopala • Patricia MacMartin • Thuy-Van Chau • Albert & Candice Boholst • Steve & Jackie Scott • Patricia Moore • Susan Aspray • Anna Rivera • Matthew Lee • Deanna Boss • Cesar Barrios & Monserrat Viteri • Hope & David Buksbaum • Peter & Catriona Comb • Raquel Carvallo • David & Jin Dozier, III • Marcia Cubillos • Maria Hyden • Elizabeth & Brett Kasenetz • Debora & Cesar Luzey • Elizabeth McCullogh • Binod Nair • Kip & Karen Niswonger • Sandy Orman • Christine & Rudy Panganiban • Maria Teresa Pena • Robert & Marcy Plunkett • Kai Rains • Deb Saxton • Elisa & Charlie Schwartz • Amy Stuart & Jeff Cunnigham • Sundar Subbarama & Vidhya Ananthanarayanan • Helen Zheng • Xiao Wang • Cyndi Mohler • Theresa Anderson • Fabiola Morales & Ernesto Ayala • Brian & Nicole Edwards • John Fleming • Cindy Kelly • Milda Segu • Hemisha Patel • Gilda Burg • Shiva Razavi • Brad & Jennifer Thomas • Stacey Thomas • Marina Navia • Deborah Aiello • Lorena Madrigal • Regina Carlton • Shyh-Fen Chung • Audre Cook • Cosmas (Pat) & Karla Edwards • Helene Geller • Yolanda Garcia • Beth Johnson • Sharon Persaud • Tom & Monica Tsun • Kim & Brad Stone • Radha Bhatta • Jodine Brown • Ian & Maria Jo Buchanan • Anne Marie Cancio • Sandhya Srinivasan • Siva Chennupati • Vani Shimoga • Durga Chintakayala • Stephanie Clark • Yi Curtin • Dimple Desai • Vicki Driesse • Pilar & Joseph Gluskin • Anu & Ragu Gummaraju • Tony & Lynette Hathaway • Maritza Kalanta • Momina Qazi • Haritha Kolli • Kiran Kommireddy • Edward Matura • Alice Montalto • Young Park • Astrey Parwani • Kanmoni Sundararaj • Beatriz Rocha • Joan & Michael Rosenblum • Jennifer He • Ji Hye Lee • Shashirekha & Vijayan Nair • Chitra Mahesh • Beth Cory • Maria & Steve Hyden • Delesa Rockwell • Lynne Hansen • Margaret Plunkett • Nagadhar Baviriseaty • Ralph Pritchard • Samapth Chapyala • Elizabeth Wood • Isabel & Jonathan Ellis • Siddharth & Sharmila Kamath • Lorender Lowder • Sheela Yadav • Camilla Twinamaani • Kanmoni Paul • Melinda Carlson • Charisse Willis


We hope you enjoy the King IB t-shirt designed by Erin Schwartz, Class of 2018!

If you haven’t joined yet, please click here to help support the best academic program around.

Congratulations from IBOThe 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.

Mr. Wiggins

The IB Connection wishes to congratulate our very own Mr. Jason Wiggins (IB Math), who received the Samuel Greitzer “Distinguished Coach” Award for his service to the Florida Mathematics Team.  Way to go Mr. Wiggins, we know that everyone is very proud of you!

Congratulations to Dr. Dre Graham and the KHS Music Department! The music department is one of only three bands who have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2016. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Graham and the wonderful group of kids who made it happen.

The KHS Band Booster Club is raising funds to help the kids cover the cost of the trip.  If you are interested, the Band Boosters are hosting a golf tournament on April 10th. For more details, please click here.  If you are not a golfer, you can support the music department’s trip by visiting

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

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!

Open House Update

by David Dozier

in Announcement

We wish to thank all of you who stopped by the King IB Connection table during Open House.  For those who signed up, your student will receive their IB t-shirt as soon as we receive them.

While we had many sign up in person, 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:, or to sign up to support any one of the many activities the IB Connection sponsors throughout the school year.

BIG “THANK YOU” goes out to the following individuals who helped during the Open House event:

Monica Tsun (Treasurer, Senior Parent), Hemisha Patel (Carpool Coordinator, Junior Parent), Fabiola Morales (Parent Partnership Coordinator, Senior Parent) and Cindy Kelly (Junior Parent) for helping out at the IBC table. And also, thanks to Karla Edwards (VP, Senior Parent) and Surekha Kolipaka (Senior Parent) for their help in the IB Guidance Office.

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