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IB Open House Presentation 2013

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  • 1. WELCOME TO THE LHS IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM Leander High School Open House Julie Cooper, IB Coordinator/Lead Counselor julie.cooper@leanderisd.org
  • 2. • The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. • To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. • These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. IB MISSION STATEMENT
  • 3. • The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19. It leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities. • The IB Program is designed for the highly motivated student seeking educational challenges. • IB is a whole-curricular program. WHAT IS THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM?
  • 4. IB is IDEAL preparation for college/university because… 1. It offers academic breadth and depth 2. Graduates care about more than just results 3. It creates independent learners who feel prepared 4. It is a genuinely international qualification 5. Universities recognize it and give credit for it 6. The IB encourages critical thinking 7. You’ll never need to learn time management 8. It assesses more than examination techniques 9. Subjects are not taught in isolation 10. And here are 10 more… WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IB DIPLOMA?
  • 5. 10. THE IB LEARNER PROFILE IB learners strive to be: • inquirers • knowledgeable • thinkers • communicators • principled • open-minded • caring • risk-takers • balanced • reflective
  • 6. WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF THE IB PROGRAM? Take 6 IB Subjects/Tests 3 HL(higher level) 3 SL(standard level) • English • Foreign Language • Math • Science • History of the Americas • IB Elective (Psychology, 2nd Science, Visual Arts or Theatre) Complete the following: • Theory of Knowledge Devin Eatmon – TOK teacher • CAS (Creativity, Action & Service) Hours Ralene Gideon – CAS Coordinator • Extended Essay Mary Ellen Yonker – EE Coordinator
  • 7. • Higher Level (HL) Exams are: – English – History of Americas – Choose: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Theatre or Visual Arts • (3rd exam chosen based on your student’s academic strengths) • Standard Level (SL) Exams are: – Math – Foreign Language (4 years of language required) – Choose: Psychology or 2nd Science • (3rd exam chosen based on your student’s academic strengths) REQUIREMENTS AND CHOICES…
  • 8. Students must take the following courses to prepare for these Math Exams: • IB Math Studies SL  Algebra 1, Geometry Pre-IB, Algebra 2 Pre-IB, Pre-Cal Pre-IB and AP Statistics  If Algebra 1 is not taken until 9th grade, student will have to double up and take both Pre-Cal Pre-IB and AP Statistics in 12th grade. • IB Math SL  Algebra 1(8th), Geometry Pre-IB, Algebra 2 Pre-IB, Pre- Cal Pre-IB and IB Math SL (IB Calculus) • IB Math HL  Algebra 1(7th), Geometry Pre-IB (8th), Algebra 2 Pre-IB (9th), Pre-Cal Pre-IB (10th), AP Calculus BC (11th), IB Math HL (12th) IB MATH OPTIONS:
  • 9. • Only students who complete Algebra 1 and Geometry Pre-AP/IB in middle school are eligible to take the IB HL Math exam. • Bilingual students may take an HL Foreign Language Exam. • Appropriate substitutions will be made for other HL/SL Exams. EXCEPTIONS: (REQUIRE IB COORDINATOR APPROVAL)
  • 10. In order to earn an IB Diploma, the student must fulfill the following requirements: • Student must complete all assessment components for each of the six IB Subjects – Students must take at least 3 Higher Level (HL) IB Exams and 3 Standard Level (SL) IB Exams. – IB Exams are scored on a scale of 1-7 and a 4 is considered the passing score. – Students must accumulate a total of at least 24 points on the IB exam scores and 12 of the 24 points must come from the HL exam scores. • Complete the additional IB Diploma Requirements – 150 Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) Hours – Extended Essay – Theory of Knowledge Class HOW DOES YOUR STUDENT EARN THE IB DIPLOMA?
  • 11. • IB English HL 5 • IB History of the Americas HL 5 • IB Psychology HL 4 • IB Math Studies SL 6 • IB Physics SL 3 • IB Spanish SL __ +4 • Total 27 • Successful completion of TOK, EE and CAS requirements IB Diploma Awarded SAMPLE 1
  • 12. • IB English HL 3 • IB History of the Americas HL 4 • IB Psychology HL 4 • IB Math Studies SL 5 • IB Physics SL 4 • IB Spanish SL +5 • Total 25 • Successful completion of TOK, EE and CAS requirements • Total of HL exams must = 12 points (3+4+4=11) IB Diploma Not Awarded SAMPLE 2
  • 13. – Register to be a volunteer at LHS and help sponsor IB socials. Let me know if you are interested in helping. – Register for Family Connection on Naviance. – Encourage your student to work through the difficulty of Pre-IB courses by • Attending tutoring with teachers. • Asking for help. • Creating study groups for difficult subjects. • Not procrastinating! WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP YOUR STUDENT BE SUCCESSFUL?
  • 14. • Questions? • Check out the IB Bulletin Board in the main hallway to find out last year’s IB Diploma recipients and see where our IB students attend college/university. THANK YOU FOR COMING!!

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