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  1. 1. International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Algonac High School IB Candidate School: 2009 Brian R. Brutyn and Brent E. Case IB Coordinator Principal
  2. 2. Topics <ul><li>#1 – What is the IB Diploma Programme? </li></ul><ul><li>#2 – Is IB right for your student? </li></ul><ul><li>#3 – Scheduling suggestions for IB preparation </li></ul><ul><li>#4 – The benefits of an IB Diploma </li></ul>Algonac High School
  3. 3. What is IB? Overview <ul><li>Created to establish a common curriculum and valid university entry credentials for students moving from country to country. </li></ul><ul><li>IBO has authorized approximately 2,100 schools in 126 countries </li></ul><ul><li>PYP, MYP, DP </li></ul>Algonac High School
  4. 4. What is IB? Schools in Michigan <ul><li>* Michigan: Certified – Many in application phase </li></ul><ul><li>International Academy of Macomb , Herbert Henry Dow High School, Midland High School, Portage High School, Lansing Eastern High School , Saginaw Heritage, International Academy of Troy , International Academy of White Lake, International Academy of Bloomfield Hills, Detroit Country Day </li></ul>Algonac High School
  5. 5. What is IB? Philosophy of Programme <ul><li>Emphasis: Critical thinking, Intercultural understanding and exposure to a variety of points of view. </li></ul><ul><li>Measures Depth and Applications of Knowledge – internally and externally assessed </li></ul><ul><li>2 year college preparatory courses </li></ul>Algonac High School
  6. 6. Algonac High School I B H E X A G O N
  7. 7. Requ I red Subj ects <ul><li>Language A </li></ul><ul><li>Language B (2 nd ) </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals and societies </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Experimental sciences </li></ul><ul><li>The Arts </li></ul><ul><li>3 HL, 3 SL required </li></ul>What is IB? Requirements #1
  8. 8. The center of the hexagon: <ul><li>Extended Essay : A 4,000 word independent research assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>Theory of Knowledge : A class exploring thinking processes across subject areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity, Action, Service (CAS): A minimum of 150 hours of participation in creative , physical, and service activities in the community. </li></ul>Algonac High School What is IB? Requirements #2
  9. 9. Algonac High School Samp le Class Period Semester #1 Junior Year Semester #2 Junior Year Semester #3 Senior Year Semester #4 Senior Year 1 English HL English HL English HL English HL 2 Biology HL Biology HL Biology HL Biology HL PLC/ Seminar Lab work, subject support TOK TOK TOK 3 French SL Spanish SL French SL Spanish SL French SL Spanish SL French SL Spanish SL 4 History Route #2 HL History Route #2 HL History Route #2 HL History Route #2 HL 5 Math SL Math SL Math SL Math SL 6 TOK Chemistry SL Psychology SL Music SL Chemistry SL Psychology SL Music SL Chemistry SL Psychology SL Music SL
  10. 10. <ul><li>7 points possible per exam (6 exams) </li></ul><ul><li>3 bonus points for center of hexagon </li></ul><ul><li>24/45 earns a diploma </li></ul>What is IB? Earning the Diploma Algonac High School
  11. 11. <ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- better curricular feedback than any Administrator can offer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- The Best Curriculum in the World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- College recognition/ Credits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community/Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Time to transition to the emerging competition of the global marketplace </li></ul></ul>The Benefits Staff, Students, and Community Algonac High School
  12. 12. <ul><li>Algonac’s IB For All Philosphy… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full Diploma vs. Certificate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Placement vs. IB Debate </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The time commitment… </li></ul></ul></ul>Is IB Right for Your Student? Ways to participate Algonac High School
  13. 13. <ul><li>Courses </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comm. I (Honors?) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Core II (Honors?) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>P.E./Health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biology I </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>World History </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish I or French I </li></ul></ul></ul>Scheduling Suggestions Incoming Freshman Algonac High School
  14. 14. <ul><li>Courses </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>College Comm. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regardless of full diploma candidate or certificate choice </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Core III (Honors?) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physics or Chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Economics and Government </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish II or French II </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rigorous Elective </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(World Cultures) </li></ul></ul></ul>Scheduling Suggestions Next YearSophomores Algonac High School
  15. 15. <ul><li>Send us prepared students a’la IB… it is the best high school prep curriculum an American school can offer. </li></ul><ul><li>Marilee Jones </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Admissions, MIT </li></ul>The Benefits Quotes Algonac High School
  16. 16. <ul><li>IB is well known to us for excellent preparations. Success in an IB Programme correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript. </li></ul><ul><li>Marilyn McGrath Lewis </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Admissions, Harvard </li></ul>The Benefits Quotes Algonac High School
  17. 17. <ul><li>The IB staff members of Algonac High School working on obtaining authorization are ‘anticipating’ the following dates. The timeline is subject to change based on the recommendations of the IBO authorizing board. </li></ul><ul><li>2008/2009: App. A approved – Oct. 08’ </li></ul><ul><li> App. B due April 1 st , 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Fall 2009: Site Visit from IB Team </li></ul><ul><li>2011/2012: First offering of IB Diploma Programme to Junior Class </li></ul>Implementation Timeline Algonac High School
  18. 18. Questions or Comments? Algonac High School The IB Diploma Programme is one of the most comprehensive, challenging, and intellectually stimulating courses offered in the world. Are You Ready for the Challenge?

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