• The Parker Difference
     
    There's a different way...
     
    You can have the same high-level IB education, the same prestigious IB Diploma, the same access to outstanding colleges, universities, and post-secondary options...
     
    You can have it all without the pressure, without the tears, without disconnecting with friends, without losing the best parts of school...
     
    You can the academic challenge without traveling across town, and get the same level of education in your own neighborhood...
     
    Experience the Parker Difference... 
    • We believe in FAMILY -- Our IB students, faculty, staff, and administrators are a close-knit family that works together to achieve the very best. Our teachers are dedicated to the success of our students, and will push them to accomplish the most they possibly can while providing in-depth support and mentoring relationships to help inspire them to greatness.
    • We believe in HARD WORK -- The one determining factor over whether or not students successfully complete the IB Diploma is not how smart you are, not your GPA, and not your test scores; it is how hard you are willing to work. Hard work pays at Parker.
    • We believe in ACCESS FOR ALL -- Instead of pushing students who are far too young into AP classes in the 9th grade year, students at Parker complete a rigorous but accessible pre-Diploma Programme curriculum that prepares them for the rigors of the IB Diploma without requiring them to take multiple AP courses in 9th and 10th grade. It's IB, without the pressure cooker of being pushed too far, too hard, too soon.
    • We believe in THE TOTAL HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE -- Our IB students are leaders and active participants in the whole school environment, through our outstanding athletic programs, growing extracurriculars and arts programs, and service to the Arlington community. Our IB students are the leaders of the campus! Why be a little fish in a huge pond where you have to push yourself too hard to compete when you can be a big fish in a little pond and a leader from Day 1?
    • We believe in THE PARKER LEGACY -- Our school community is built on the alumni and community that have made our neighborhood strong since 1955. That strength is what makes us great. We want YOU to be a part of that legacy, and to help us build on the outstanding heritage that decades and generations of Braves have built.
    • We believe in YOU -- Every student who is a part of the IB Programmes at Terry Parker High School has an opportunity to achieve. These are opportunities that can change lives. We believe most of all in the power and strength of US to work together to achieve great things. There is no US without YOU.