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1 Cherokee Trail High School
International Baccalaureate Program Cherokee Trail High School 01/20/12

2 What is an IB student? IB students strive to be… Open-minded Inquirers
Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Open-minded Caring Risk-takers Balanced Reflective IB Learner Profile

3 IB Today Over 680,000 students in IB programs worldwide
More than 3322 IB schools in 141 countries More than 1200 Authorized IB Programs in North America 31 IB Diploma Programs in Colorado high schools 26% increase in IB schools in Colorado from

4 IB in the United States 13 states have legislation specific to scholarship/tuition waivers for IB students, similar to Colorado law Colorado: IB Diploma=minimum 24 credits to state universities (Mines excepted) 36 states have IB-specific legislation. Most universities have institutional policies regarding IB that are not tied to legislation Go to:

5 Diploma Programme The curriculum Group 1 Group 2 French (SL) Group 3
Theory of Knowledge the arts subject from groups 1 through 5 group 4 group 1 language A1 extended essay experimental sciences group 6 group 3 group 5 group 2 second language creativity, action, service individuals and societies mathematics Group 1 English (HL) Group 2 French (SL) Latin (SL) Spanish (SL) Group 3 History of Americas (HL) Group 4 Biology (SL & HL) Chemistry (SL & HL) Physics (SL & HL) Group 5 Math SL Math Studies (SL) Group 6 Visual Arts (SL & HL) Business Management (SL & HL) Design Technology (SL & HL) Economics (SL) Music Theory (SL) Psychology (SL) Theatre (SL) © IBO 2003 01/20/12

6 Diploma Programme The whole person Creativity, action, service (CAS) helps students become responsible, compassionate citizens © IBO 2003

7 stimulates critical reflection on knowledge and experience
Diploma Programme Theory of Knowledge (TOK) stimulates critical reflection on knowledge and experience students examine the grounds for moral, political and aesthetic judgments Theory of Knowledge extended essay creativity, action, service © IBO 2003

8 Extended essay (4,000 words or less)
Diploma Programme Extended essay (4,000 words or less) Acquaints diploma candidates with the kind of independent research and writing skills expected by universities. Subject is chosen by the student. Teacher advises. © IBO 2006

9 IB & AP IB Elements AP Elements
☺ Courses and Exams ☺ Courses and Exams ☺ Teacher development ☺ Teacher development ☺ Centrally moderated assessment ☺ Centralized assessment ☺ TOK/CAS/Extended Essay ☺ Scholar awards ☺ International recognition ☺ International recognition ☺ IB Diploma ☺ AP International Diploma ☺ 162 Exams, 51 Disciplines ☺ 34 Exams, 19 Disciplines ☺ At least 24 hours college credit (CO) ☺ College credit varies ☺ Program of study ☺ Individual course selection ☺ Internal and external assessment ☺ External assessment “IB courses and exams are recognized at over 1,000 North American colleges & universities. Nearly 120 postsecondary institutions now grant a full year of credit or its equivalent to students who have earned the IB Diploma.” IB & College Board

10 Why IB? IB Curriculum educates the entire student
The world is getting smaller IB Mission The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create world a better and more peaceful through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

11 Total Population Acceptance IB Candidate Acceptance
Why IB? University Total Population Acceptance IB Candidate Acceptance MIT 16.9% 26.2% Virginia Polytechnic Institute 66% 80.2% James Madison University 58% 76.9% University of Colorado at Boulder 80% 97.9% Colorado College 51% 92.7% University of California, San Diego 41% 65.6% University of California, Berkeley 24% 50.6% Cornell University 28.5% 49.1% Air Force Academy 12% 68.4% Stanford 12.6% 18.3%

12 What to Expect… PIB English & AP Human Geography: International curriculum developed as foundation for IB English & History Other Courses: Identical to Honors curriculum The rigor of PIB and Honors is identical. Weighted classes Attentiveness to work ethic and motivation

13 Sample PIB 9th Grade Schedule
First Semester Credit Second Semester PIB English 9 .5 Honors Geo/Trig or Honors Alg II AP Human Geography Earth/Physical Science Honors Learn to Swim Health Spanish 1-2, or PIB 3 Spanish 1,2, or PIB 3 Beginning Acting, music or other Elective Foundations of Art or other Elective Freshmen Seminar n/a Individual Sports Total Credits Earned 3.5 4.0

14 You are eligible to apply for Cherokee Trail Pre-IB if you…
Are in the 8th grade and live in the CTHS attendance area (some exceptions apply). Have successfully completed Algebra I (some exceptions apply). Have parents/guardians who support your decision to apply.

15 Other considerations Grade point average Application Teacher recommendations Explore & TCAP test scores

16 (Complete instructions are on the application).
Dates and Deadlines Pre-IB applications are available online and tonight Academics Quick Link IB Deadline to submit completed forms to the CTHS IB Office: February 28, 2013 (Complete instructions are on the application).

17 Assessments Assessments for all 8th grade students applying to Pre-IB at CTHS: You will receive a letter from CTHS later this semester asking you to take an online math assessment. The online application has a writing assessment.

18 Melinda Kenny: IB Coordinator

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