Presentation on theme: "From Pre-diploma to Diploma"— Presentation transcript:
1From Pre-diploma to Diploma The IB JourneyFrom Pre-diploma to Diploma
2Benefits of an IB Education Challenging international curriculumEmphasis on global perspectives, interdisciplinary instruction, oral and written expressionPreparation for collegeJump start for college admissionAdvanced placement/college credit
4Pre-Diploma Courses Getting Started Not monitored by IBO Designed to prepare students for IB coursesDesigned to help students meet graduation requirements for Virginia Advanced Studies Diploma
5The IB Counselor Assists with academic planning Available for individual counseling on emotional, social and personal issuesGuides students and families with post-secondary optionsHolds workshops on college and financial aid through TOK as well as evening programsCommunity referralsIs available with adviceLouisa Slagle-counselorx67409
6Credits Required for Graduation- Advanced Studies Diploma Discipline AreaUnits of Credit with 9th GradersNumbers of These Required to be VerifiedEnglish42MathematicsLaboratory ScienceHistory and Social ScienceForeign Language3Health and Physical EducationFine Arts or Career and Technical Education1Economics and Personal FinanceElectivesStudent Selected TestTotal269
7Grade 9 Grade 10 Pre-diploma Courses Pre-dip English 9 Pre-dip AP World HistoryPre-dip Geometry/ Algebra IIPre-dip BiologyPre-dip W. Language IIHealth/PEElectivePre-dip English 10Pre-dip US GovernmentPre-dip Algebra II/Math Analysis/AP StatisticsPre-dip ChemistryPre-dip W. Language IIIHealth/PEEconomics
8IB Courses Includes one course from each group plus core requirements 3 courses must be at Higher Level (HL)- 250 hours of instruction3 courses can be at Standard Level (SL)- 150 hours of instruction
9Grade II Grade 12 IB Courses IB English HL- year 1 IB History HL- year 1IB ScienceIB MathIB World LanguageIB ElectiveElective/ToKIB English HL- year 2IB History HL- year 2IB ScienceIB MathIB Elective- maybeAP World Language- maybeToK/ Elective
10Core Requirements CAS Creativity, Action, and Service Approximately 150 hours over 2 yearsEight learning outcomes to be metIncludes reflection on projectsExtended Essay4000 word paper on approved subject of choiceStudent works with mentor teacherResearches question IN DEPTHStarts in Junior year, due in Senior year
11Theory of Knowledge Required for all IB students Offers students and their teachers the opportunity to:Reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing and on areas of knowledgeConsider the role and nature of knowledge in their own culture, in the cultures of others and in the wider world.Be aware of themselves as thinkers, encouraging them to become more acquainted with the complexity of knowledgeRecognize the need to act responsibly in an increasingly interconnected but uncertain world.Composed almost entirely of questions. The most central of these is "How do we know?"
12What does the coordinator do? Interpret, explain, and follow the guidelines of IBORegister students for all assessmentsMaintain communicationMentor students and monitor student progressRecruitWork with staff to uphold program integrityOrganize and conduct the examinationsSubmit grades and arrange for mailing/upload of papersSubmit information concerning CAS to IBArrange for teacher training as neededEnsure that teachers and students have access to resources
13IB Journey Tips and Reminders It can be a long journeyEnlist Support
14IB Journey Tips and Reminders Look in your own backyardPut Together as Diverse a Team as Possible
15IB Journey Tips and Reminders Encourage Greatness in OthersKeep Moving!
16IB Journey Tips and Reminders Trust Your Team’s Special AbilitiesBe aware of potential problems
17Parents- How You Can Help Be an advocate for your student!Ask questions of the IB coordinator, teacher, or counselorHelp your student select appropriate courses and essay topicsRemind your student to meet deadlines to avoid grade consequences.LET US KNOW if they are struggling or stressed!!!!
18Parents- How You Can Help Make sure they don’t procrastinate (too much)Make sure they eat well and get enough sleepHelp them prioritize and organizeEnjoy some family and fun timeCheer for them!!! Help us celebrate their accomplishments.Stay Informed!