Fredericksburg City Public Schools International Baccalaureate Program Update August 4, 2014
International Baccalaureate Background Founded in 1968, working with 3,859 schools in 148 countries Mission is to create a better, peaceful world through education Recognized as the most rigorous academic program available to school divisions High quality programs to improve teaching and learning of diverse and inclusive communities
IB Benefits Focus is on Creativity, Action, and Service – Creativity: arts, creative thinking experiences – Action: healthy lifestyle, variety of academia – Service: voluntary, rights of all are respected Students will learn through life experiences – Reflective Thinkers – Awareness and Responsibility of Community – Active Participation in collaborative projects – Intellectual, Physical, Creative, Emotional Experiences
IB Benefits Continued Recognized as the best college preparatory program Diploma Programme Students will earn two diplomas (Adv. Diploma, IB Diploma) Students will be allowed to take individual IB courses Promotes self-initiation and problem solving Increased college admission, college credit
Diploma Programme IB Timeline May and June 2014-IB School Visits June 2014-Approved as a Candidate school (2014- 2015 and 2015-2016) July 2014-IB Conference of the Americas Sept/Oct 2014- Consultation Visit Fall 2014-IB Interest Survey/Parent Information Meeting October 2014 and November 2014- Administrative Training Fall 2015- Consultation Visit Spring 2015-Summer 2016-IB Teacher Training Spring 2016-Begin IB Application Process September 2016-Officially IB World School
IB Courses for JMHS IB Language and Literature (HL) French, Latin (SL) Spanish (SL, HL) History Route 1 and 2 (HL) Biology (SL, HL) Chemistry (HL) Physics (SL, HL) Mathematical Studies (SL) Mathematics (SL) Music (HL) Theatre (HL) Visual Arts (HL) Theory of Knowledge
FCPS and International Baccalaureate James Monroe High School-2016-2017 – 9 th and 10 th -Pre-Requisite Courses (Advanced) – 11 th and 12 th -Diploma Programme Candidates Walker-Grant Middle School-2017-2018 – Middle Years Program – 7 th and 8 th (High School Credit Courses) Hugh Mercer Elementary School and Lafayette Upper Elementary School – Primary Years Program (TBD)
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