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1 International Baccalaureate
Warwick High School Student/Parent Orientation The IB Diploma Programme

2 Benefits of IB-DP Participation
Challenging curriculum Emphasis on global perspectives, interdisciplinary instruction, oral and written expression Preparation for college Jump start for college admission Advanced placement/college credit

3 WHY IB? When compared to a matched comparison group, IBDP students are 40 percent more likely to attend a four-year college and 50 percent more likely to attend a more selective college. When in college, IBDP students report feeling prepared to succeed and indeed excel in their coursework, often stating explicitly that their experiences in the IBDP taught the specific skills and behaviors demanded of them in college. Coca, V., D. Johnson, and T. Kelley-Kemple (2011). Working to My Potential: The Postsecondary Experiences of CPS Students in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Consortium on Chicago School Research, Chicago.

4 Program Expectations Complete the four-year plan for a Virginia advanced diploma Choose an IB plan (6 courses) based on the courses available for an International Baccalaureate diploma Complete the course Internal Assessments and Examinations Complete CAS requirements Complete an Extended Essay

5 About the IB Program- The IB Learner Profile
IB learners strive to be: Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Open-minded Caring Risk-takers Balanced Reflective

6 The IB Program The IB Diploma Programme consists of two years of coursework, beginning in junior year IBDP coursework consists of six courses from six subject areas In addition, the program has three core requirements that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding:

7 The IB Program The Theory of Knowledge course is designed to encourage students to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining different ways of knowing and different kinds of knowledge The Extended Essay is a requirement for students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the subjects they are studying Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) requires that students actively learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom Katherine Garner- CAS and EE coordinator-

8 IB Courses One subject from each of the six groups
Language A Literature HL Language B- Spanish, French, or German History of the Americas HL Experimental Science- physics, chemistry, biology, environmental Mathematics Elective At least three but not more than four taken at higher level (HL) Others at standard level (SL)

9 IB Examinations All classes include internal and external assessments
Internal Assessments (IA) are papers, experiments, projects, artwork, musical compositions, videos or other External Assessments are examinations or projects that are graded by trained examiners around the world

10 Juniors are Anticipated candidates and may take up to two examinations
Seniors are Diploma candidates and may take six or more examinations

11 IB Fees Registration fee Examination fee Extended Essay fee
Approximately $900 per student over a two-year period All paid by Newport News Public Schools STUDENTS WHO DO NOT COMPLETE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CLASS WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE COST OF THE IB TEST

12 What does the coordinator do?
Interpret, explain, and follow the guidelines of IBO Maintain communication with all stakeholders Mentor students and monitor student progress Schedule students for IB tests and AP tests Facilitate testing on site and off as needed Submit work to IBO Recruit Work with staff to uphold program integrity Coordinate major programs, training and workshops Ensure that teachers and students have access to resources

13 Lines of Communication
Phone Student Reflections sent monthly reminders sent periodically Parent letter each quarter Student Advisory Board WHS

14 The IB Counselor Assists with Academic Planning
Available for individual counseling on emotional, social and personal issues Guides students and families with post-secondary options Holds workshops on college and financial aid through TOK as well as evening programs Community Referrals Is available with advice Louisa Slagle-counselor x67409

15 The IB Schedule Diploma Plan Grade Grade IB English (HL) IB English (HL) IB History of the Americas (HL) IB History of the Americas (HL) IB Math 1 PreCal(SL) IB Math 2 IB Math (SL) Calculus BC IB Math (HL) Trig/ Ele Functions IB Math Studies (SL) AP Statistics IB Science IB Science IB Chemistry (SL or HL) IB Chemistry (SL or HL) IB Physics (SL) IB Physics (SL) IB Biology (SL or HL) IB Biology (HL) IB Environmental Systems (SL) IB Foreign Lang (SL) AP Lang or Elective IB Elective IB Elective Elective/ToK ToK/Elective

16 IB Electives Social Anthropology (HL or SL) Psychology (SL)
Philosophy (SL) Music (HL or SL) Art/Design (HL or SL) Business & Management (SL) ITGS (HL or SL) Environmental Systems (SL) Theatre (HL or SL) Film (HL or SL)

17 Workshops/Assistance
College preparedness Study skills Stress Management Tutoring Mentor programs Parents Only Workshop Fall of Senior Year Student Session in Spring of junior year

18 Preparation for College
Student Sessions once a month in Spring of junior year and fall of senior year Attend College Fairs & visit colleges Understand deadlines Research Freshman Class Profile College majors

19 Preparation for College
Maintain grades Myers Briggs Type Indicator Take 2 SATs and 1 ACT in Junior year Get involved Resumes are due by June

20 Parents-You are the coach and cheerleader!
Know the rules Make a game plan Encourage Help to make adjustments Help them to learn from defeat and modify the game plan Applaud their successes Mediate on their behalf

21 Beware of: Poor work habits Continued late nights Perfectionists
Poor organization skills Poor time management skills Poor decision-makers Signs of stress

22 We’re off on an exciting educational journey!
Questions? Concerns? We’re off on an exciting educational journey!

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