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

2 What is an IB student? IB students strive to be… – 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 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 © IBO 2003 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) 01/20/12

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

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

8 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. Diploma Programme © IBO 2006

9 IB & AP IB ElementsAP Elements ☺ Courses and Exams ☺ Teacher development ☺ Centrally moderated assessment ☺ Centralized assessment ☺ TOK/CAS/Extended Essay ☺ Scholar awards ☺ 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 Why IB? UniversityTotal Population Acceptance IB Candidate Acceptance MIT16.9%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 & 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 9 th Grade Schedule First Semester Credit Second Semester Credit PIB English Honors Geo/Trig or Honors Alg II.5.5 AP Human Geography.5.5 Earth/Physical Science Honors.5.5 Learn to Swim.5Health.5 Spanish 1-2, or PIB 3.5 Spanish 1,2, or PIB 3.5 Beginning Acting, music or other Elective.5 Foundations of Art or other Elective.5 Freshmen Seminar n/a Individual Sports.5 Total Credits Earned

14 You are eligible to apply for Cherokee Trail Pre-IB if you… Are in the 8 th 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 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 8 th 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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