IB Class of 2020
The IB Programme is recognized by colleges and universities throughout the world. Participation and diligence in the IB Programme has led to awards and scholarships for our IB students. In addition, the breadth and intensity of the program has prepared them well for pursuits in college, employment, and internships.
- The IB senior class of 2020 earned 13 million dollars in scholarship monies.
- Our students attended such prestigious institutions as Harvard, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, United States Naval Academy, United States Airforce Academy, Georgia Technical Institute and Penn State.
- Several of our students chose to attend universities outside of the United States including, Franklin University in Switzerland and Leiden University in the Netherlands
Banneker/Key Scholars Program
The Banneker/Key Scholarship gets its name from two very prominent figures in American history, Benjamin Banneker and Francis Scott Key, both of whom resided in Maryland. This exceptional scholarship opportunity is offered to only a select group of applicants who have demonstrated significant academic leadership and accomplishment in high school.
Invitations to the Honors College are extended to new first-year students who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and promise. Students' applications are carefully evaluated on the basis of academic achievement in high school, rigor of high school program, application essays, letters of recommendation, participation in extracurricular activities, and standardized test scores. There is no minimum SAT/ACT score, or GPA required, although most successful applicants are among the highest-achieving students in these categories
In selecting Banneker/Key Scholars, the Committee seeks to identify potential academic leaders, who as individuals and as a group, will enrich and benefit from the campus learning environment.
The Banneker/Key is Maryland's most prestigious scholarship. And this year, IB senior Ana Boyd has been awarded the Banneker/Key Scholarship.
Horatio Alger National Scholarship
As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is among the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger members who, like the scholars, have experienced challenges, but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.
The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference. These students demonstrate exceptional academic ability and promise. For the second year in a row, one of Annapolis High School’s IB seniors has won one of only two scholarships for Maryland. This year’s winner is Daniel Ruiz de Castilla.
Finland-U.S. Future Leaders Scholarship
We are thrilled to announce that IB junior, Isabella Petrides, has been selected as a Finland-U.S. Future Leaders Scholar. She is among one of fifteen recipients chosen from students residing in the greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, including Hardy County in West Virginia.
As such, Isabella will be spending six weeks in Finland this summer with a host family, where she will get to know Finnish culture and embark on exciting activities that will strengthen leadership skills and inspire civic and global responsibility.
Congratulations to Annapolis High School’s very own Finland-U.S. Future Leaders Scholar!
Alvi Rida elected as Student Member of the Board of Education
Rida F. Alvi is a senior in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme at Annapolis High School. She was elected by student representatives from each middle and high school in the county at Student Member of the Board (SMOB) elections hosted by the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) on April 11, 2019. She was sworn in on July 2, 2019, to serve a one year term that ends on June 30, 2020.
IB Seniors Win Italian Embassy Video Contest
Julia Boivin and Sabrina Glietz competed against other students from Montgomery, Prince George, Howard, Fairfax and Prince William counties in a video contest sponsored by the Italian Embassy in Washington D.C. Students were required to produce a 3 minute video on the topic, "Why was Leonardo a genius?" on the occassion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death. The contest was part of a larger event "Week of the Italian Language in the World" promoted yearly by the cultural and diplomatic network the third week in October. The young ladies' video can be viewed at Italian Embassy Video Contest: Winning Submission.