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The International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate
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The International Baccalaureate

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  • 1. ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE, CHALLENGING AND INTELLECTUALLYSTIMULATING COURSES OF STUDY AVAILABLE
  • 2. MAIN HIGH SCHOOL TRACKS IN THE U.S. UNIVERSITY IB DIPLOMAHIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA A 12TH GRADE P A IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM A P 11TH GRADE 11TH GRADE P STUDENT RETREAT 10TH GRADE 10TH GRADE 10TH GRADE 9TH GRADE 9TH GRADE 9TH GRADE STUDENT RETREAT“REGULAR” HIGH SCHOOLS AP COURSES IB DIPLOMA
  • 3. A rigorous college-preparatory program:• Inspired by best European pedagogical practices• Balanced, multicultural, coherent curriculum• Promotes international understanding, social responsibility, critical thinking and independent learning• Recognized by universities in the U.S. and around the worldOur long experience of the IB:• The IB was introduced at International in 1978• International is the 91st of 2,000 “IB World Schools”• The only full IB Diploma school in San FranciscoAn increasingly popular program:• Over 100,000 candidates worldwide• Rapid growth in the U.S. (50% of worldwide candidates)
  • 4. TWO-YEAR IB COURSES OFFERED 3 types of language courses: Art • Literature 1. Visual Arts • Literature and Language 2. Theater • Language acquisition 3. Film 4. Music 1. French Second Experimental Science 2. Chinese 5. Chemistry ENGLISH 3. Spanish Second Social Science LITERATURE 4. Italian 7. Economics 5. German 8. Business & Management 2nd LANGUAGE ELECTIVE 9. Information Technology Third Language 11. Spanish 12. Italian 13. Chinese 14. German MATHEMATICS SOCIAL SCIENCE EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE 1. History (in English or French) 2. Geography 3. Business & Management (online) 1. Standard Mathematics 4. Information Technology (online) 2. Intermediary Mathematics 1. Biology (in English or French) 3. Advanced Mathematics 2. Physics (in English or French) 3. Chemistry 4. Environmental Studies
  • 5. 3 CORE REQUIREMENTS COLLEGE-LEVEL RESEARCH PAPER (4000 words max) EXTENDED ESSAYEPISTEMOLOGY COURSE THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE (2 hrs/wk) CREATIVITY-ACTION-SERVICE OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM:ARTS, SPORTS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE (minimum 50 hrs of each over 2 years)
  • 6. SCIENCES SOCIAL SCIENCES EE EE TOK TOK CAS CAS Math & Sciences Literature/Languages Social Sciences ArtsLANGUAGES ART EE EE TOK TOK CAS CAS 6
  • 7. LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: TRIPS & EXCHANGES LINGUISTIC TRIPS (CLASSES + HOMESTAY) CULTURAL / SERVICE TRIPS Recent destinations CULTURAL EXCHANGES  Students can select one trip per year
  • 8. COLLEGE ADMISSION Cumulative data since 2008 Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Brown, MIT, Cornell, Columbia, Brown UC Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Boston (admission rate < 10%) Univ., USF, Univ. of Washington, City College (admission rate > 50%) UC Berkeley, UCLA, USCNYU, Northwestern, McGill (admission rate 10-25%) UC Davis, UC San Diego, Oberlin, UC Santa Barbara, Skidmore, GWU (admission rate 25-50%) 8
  • 9. BENEFITS OF THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM  RIGOROUS COLLEGE-PREPARATORY PROGRAM  INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE  BALANCED & INDIVIDUALIZED CURRICULUM  EMPHASIS ON RESEARCH & CRITICAL THINKING  COLLEGE-LEVEL RESEARCH PAPER (EXTENDED ESSAY)  CREATIVITY-ACTION-SERVICE PROGRAM “Many schools (…) prefer the IB approach: IB students are more authentically educated than their AP counterparts, who use brute memory, not thinking to get through exams that are generally half multiple choice.”“Diploma for the Top of the Top; International Baccalaureate Gains Favor in Region”, , 6/21/03
  • 10. www.internationalsf.org/IBantoined@frenchamericansf.org

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