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Open house

  1. 1. ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE, CHALLENGING AND INTELLECTUALLY STIMULATING COURSES OF STUDY AVAILABLE<br />
  2. 2. INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM<br />www.internationalsf.org/IB<br />TRIPS & EXCHANGES PROGRAM<br />www.internationalsf.org/TRAVEL<br />CONTACT<br />Antoine Delaitre<br />IB Coordinator – Director of Exchanges<br />antoined@frenchamericansf.org<br />(415) 558 2074<br />
  3. 3. MAIN HIGH SCHOOL TRACKS IN THE U.S.<br />UNIVERSITY<br />IB DIPLOMA<br />HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA<br />HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA<br />HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA<br />IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM<br />12TH GRADE<br />AP<br />AP<br />11TH GRADE<br />11TH GRADE<br />AP<br />STUDENT RETREAT<br />10TH GRADE<br />10TH GRADE<br />10TH GRADE<br />9TH GRADE<br />9TH GRADE<br />9TH GRADE<br />STUDENT RETREAT<br />“REGULAR” HIGH SCHOOLS<br />AP COURSES<br />IB DIPLOMA<br />
  4. 4. PRE-IB COURSES IN GRADE 9-10<br />Community<br />Service<br />Selection of IB courses at the end of Grade 10<br />
  5. 5. A rigorous college-preparatory program:<br /><ul><li>Founded in 1968 in Geneva (Switzerland)
  6. 6. Inspired by best European pedagogical practices
  7. 7. Offers a balanced, multicultural, coherent curriculum
  8. 8. Promotes international understanding, social responsibility, critical thinking and independent learning
  9. 9. Recognized by universities in the U.S. and around the world</li></ul>Our long experience of the IB:<br /><ul><li>The IB was introduced at International in 1978
  10. 10. International is the 91st of 2,000 “IB World Schools”
  11. 11. The only “full IB Diploma” school in San Francisco</li></ul>An increasingly popular program:<br /><ul><li>Over 100,000 candidates worldwide
  12. 12. Rapid growth in the U.S. (50% of worldwide candidates)</li></li></ul><li>A TWO-YEAR PROGRAM IN GRADE 11-12<br />
  13. 13. TWO-YEAR IB COURSES OFFERED<br />3 types of language courses:<br /><ul><li>Literature
  14. 14. Literature and Language
  15. 15. Language</li></ul>French<br />Chinese<br />Spanish<br />Spanish<br />Italian<br />German<br /><ul><li>Art</li></ul>Visual Arts<br />Theater<br />Film<br />Music<br /><ul><li>Second Experimental Science</li></ul>Chemistry<br /><ul><li>Second Social Science</li></ul>Economics<br />Business & Management<br />Information Technology<br /><ul><li>Third Language</li></ul>Spanish<br />Italian<br />Chinese<br />German<br />Literature<br />ENGLISH<br />2nd LANGUAGE<br />ELECTIVE<br />MATHEMATICS<br />SOCIAL SCIENCE<br />EXPERIMENTAL<br />SCIENCE<br />History (in English or French)<br />Geography<br />Business & Management (online)<br />Information Technology (online)<br />Standard Mathematics<br />Intermediary Mathematics<br />Advanced Mathematics<br />Biology (in English or French)<br />Physics (in English or French)<br />Chemistry<br />Environmental Studies<br />
  16. 16. STUDENT ASSESSMENT<br /><ul><li>Clear learning outcomes
  17. 17. Criteria-based assessment
  18. 18. Emphasis on critical thinking and research, not on Multiple-Choice Questionnaires
  19. 19. Common expectations worldwide</li></ul>INTERNAL<br />Independent Projects<br />graded by our teachers<br />(e.g. Orals, Lab Reports, Fieldwork)<br />+<br />Moderation of samples<br />by IB examiners<br />EXTERNAL<br />Assignments and Projects<br />graded by outside IB examiners<br />(e.g. Extended Essay, Literature Essays, IB Exams)<br />
  20. 20. 9<br />SCIENCES<br />SOCIAL SCIENCES<br />EE<br />TOK<br />CAS<br />EE<br />TOK<br />CAS<br />IB PROFILES:<br /><ul><li> BALANCED
  21. 21. INDIVIDUALIZED
  22. 22. BILINGUAL (optional)</li></ul>LANGUAGES<br />ART<br />EE<br />TOK<br />CAS<br />EE<br />TOK<br />CAS<br />
  23. 23. 3 CORE REQUIREMENTS<br />COLLEGE-LEVEL RESEARCH PAPER<br />(4000 words max)<br />EXTENDED ESSAY<br />THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE<br />CREATIVITY-ACTION-SERVICE<br />EPISTEMOLOGY COURSE<br />(2 hrs/wk)<br />OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM:<br />ARTS, SPORTS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE<br />(minimum 50 hrs of each over 2 years)<br />
  24. 24. LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: 10 TRIPS & EXCHANGES OFFERED EACH YEAR<br />LINGUISTIC TRIPS<br />(CLASSES + HOMESTAY)<br />CULTURAL OR SERVICE TRIPS<br />Recent destinations<br />CULTURAL EXCHANGES<br /><ul><li> Students can select one trip per year</li></li></ul><li>CLEAR LEARNING OUTCOMES<br />Explore concepts, ideas<br />and issues of<br />local/global significance<br />(e.g. international perspective)<br />Develop natural curiosity<br />(e.g. Extended Essay, independent projects)<br />Show empathy, compassion and respect towards others<br />(e.g. CAS program)<br />Evaluate different<br />of points of view<br />(e.g. source evaluation, ToK)<br />
  25. 25. COLLEGE ADMISSION<br />Cumulative data since 2008<br />Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Brown, MIT, Cornell, Columbia, Brown<br />(admission rate < 10%)<br />UC Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Boston Univ., USF, Univ. of Washington, City College<br />(admission rate > 50%)<br />UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC<br />NYU, Northwestern, McGill<br />(admission rate 10-25%)<br />UC Davis, UC San Diego, Oberlin, UC Santa Barbara, Skidmore, GWU<br />(admission rate 25-50%)<br />13<br />
  26. 26. BENEFITS OF THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM<br /><ul><li> RIGOROUS COLLEGE-PREPARATORY PROGRAM
  27. 27. BALANCED CURRICULUM
  28. 28. CUSTOMIZABLE AND INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAM
  29. 29. CLEAR LEARNING OUTCOMES (LEARNER PROFILE)
  30. 30. INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
  31. 31. BILINGUAL DIPLOMA (OPTIONAL)
  32. 32. EMPHASIS ON SKILLS & CRITICAL THINKING
  33. 33. 30% INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN EVERY SUBJECT
  34. 34. COLLEGE-LEVEL RESEARCH PAPER (EXTENDED ESSAY)
  35. 35. CREATIVITY-ACTION-SERVICE PROGRAM
  36. 36. HIGHLY REGARDED BY UNIVERSITIES (COLLEGE CREDIT)</li></ul>“Many schools (…) prefer the IB approach: IB students are<br />''more authentically educated'' than their AP counterparts,<br />who use ''brute memory, not thinking'' to get through exams<br />that are generally half multiple choice.”<br />“Diploma for the 'Top of the Top'; International Baccalaureate Gains Favor in Region”, , 6/21/03<br />
  37. 37. www.internationalsf.org/IB<br />antoined@frenchamericansf.org<br />

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