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  1. 1. Organizational Change Adding the International Baccalaureate Programme to Roosevelt High School
  2. 2. Demographics Student Race Students • Native American 0.2% Receive ELL Services 42% • African/ African American 47% Qualify for free reduced lunch 83% • Asian American 0.5% Receive Special Education 25% • Hispanic/Latino American 32% • White American 16% Number of Staff Teacher Ethnicity • Teachers 65 Native American 1% • Classroom Assistants 55 African/African American 13% • Administrators 3 Asian American 0% • Social Workers 4 Hispanic American 1% White American 85%
  3. 3. In the spring of 2008 the school board, along with superintendent Bill Green, mandated that all Minneapolis high schools offer the International Baccalaureate Programme. The thinking was that this would Encourage students to enroll in their neighborhood school, rather than city-wide Attract students living in the district, but receiving their education outside of the district, to return Offer more advanced courses to students who want an academic challenge, but don’t want to enroll in the IB program.
  4. 4. Program model The curriculum is modeled by a hexagon with six academic areas surrounding the three core requirements. Group 1-Language (in this instance English) Group 2-Second Language (at Roosevelt French or Spanish) Group 3-Individuals and Societies ( at Roosevelt World History) Group 4-Experimental Sciences (Chemistry, Biology, or Physics) Group 5-Mathematics and Computer Science Group 6-The Arts (at Roosevelt Music or Art) Over the course of a two year program students: Study six subjects from the subject group Complete an extended essay Follow a Theory of Knowledge course (TOK) Participate in creativity, action, service (CAS) Normally three of the subjects are studied at higher level (HL): courses representing 240 teaching hours The three remaining subjects are studied at standard level (SL): courses representing 150 teaching hours What is IB?
  5. 5. IB Coordinator is hired Summer 2008 September 2008 Application for IB certification October 2008 Teachers are interviewed and selected Implementing Change: A Timeline November 2008 Selected teachers write a course outline for their subject January – April 2009 Teachers are sent to various trainings throughout the world June 2009 Roosevelt is accepted as an IB world school! August 2009 Recommendations for potential students are accepted September 2009 – June 2010 August 2010 Students are accepted to the program The inaugural year kicks off with testing to begin in 2012 January –May 2009 Brown bag lunches and parent meetings are held to inform of the process and progress of the program
  6. 6. Potential Roadblocks The district will not implement a 7 hour day Not enough teachers are willing to be trained New superintendent with new agenda The district at some point will stop funding the program
  7. 7. Overall assessment Administration/Leadership Left the program as optional as to avoid/minimize resistance. Held meetings for staff and parents E-mailed progress daily/weekly Celebrated small victories Created a special budget for IB specific needs
  8. 8. Only time, and test results, will determine if implementing the IB program has been a success or just another fad.
  9. 9. References International Baccalaureate World Programme. Curriculum. Retrieved from Roosevelt High School. Demographics, who we are. Retrieved from