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1 Cherokee Trail High School International Baccalaureate ProgramCherokee Trail High School01/20/12
2 What is an IB student? IB students strive to be… Open-minded Inquirers KnowledgeableThinkersCommunicatorsPrincipledOpen-mindedCaringRisk-takersBalancedReflectiveIB Learner Profile
3 IB Today Over 680,000 students in IB programs worldwide More than 3322 IB schools in 141 countriesMore than 1200 Authorized IB Programs in North America31 IB Diploma Programs in Colorado high schools26% increase in IB schools in Colorado from
4 IB in the United States13 states have legislation specific to scholarship/tuition waivers for IB students, similar to Colorado lawColorado: 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 legislationGo to:
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 smallerIB MissionThe 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?UniversityTotal Population AcceptanceIB Candidate AcceptanceMIT16.9%26.2%Virginia Polytechnic Institute66%80.2%James Madison University58%76.9%University of Colorado at Boulder80%97.9%Colorado College51%92.7%University of California, San Diego41%65.6%University of California, Berkeley24%50.6%Cornell University28.5%49.1%Air Force Academy12%68.4%Stanford12.6%18.3%
12 What to Expect…PIB English & AP Human Geography: International curriculum developed as foundation for IB English & HistoryOther Courses: Identical to Honors curriculumThe rigor of PIB and Honors is identical.Weighted classesAttentiveness to work ethic and motivation
13 Sample PIB 9th Grade Schedule First SemesterCreditSecond SemesterPIB English 9.5Honors Geo/Trig or Honors Alg IIAP Human GeographyEarth/Physical Science HonorsLearn to SwimHealthSpanish 1-2, or PIB 3Spanish 1,2, or PIB 3Beginning Acting, music or other ElectiveFoundations of Art or other ElectiveFreshmen Seminarn/aIndividual SportsTotal Credits Earned3.54.0
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 considerationsGrade point averageApplicationTeacher recommendationsExplore & TCAP test scores
16 (Complete instructions are on the application). Dates and Deadlines Pre-IB applications are available online and tonight Academics Quick Link IBDeadline to submit completed forms to the CTHS IB Office:February 28, 2013(Complete instructions are on the application).
17 AssessmentsAssessments 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.