Presentation on theme: "International Baccalaureate"— Presentation transcript:
1 International Baccalaureate Warwick High SchoolStudent/Parent OrientationThe IB Diploma Programme
2 Benefits of IB-DP Participation Challenging curriculumEmphasis on global perspectives, interdisciplinary instruction, oral and written expressionPreparation for collegeJump start for college admissionAdvanced 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 MyPotential: The Postsecondary Experiences of CPS Students in the InternationalBaccalaureate Diploma Programme. Consortium on Chicago School Research,Chicago.
4 Program ExpectationsComplete the four-year plan for a Virginia advanced diplomaChoose an IB plan (6 courses) based on the courses available for an International Baccalaureate diplomaComplete the course Internal Assessments and ExaminationsComplete CAS requirementsComplete an Extended Essay
5 About the IB Program- The IB Learner Profile IB learners strive to be:Inquirers KnowledgeableThinkers CommunicatorsPrincipled Open-mindedCaring Risk-takersBalanced Reflective
6 The IB ProgramThe IB Diploma Programme consists of two years of coursework, beginning in junior yearIBDP coursework consists of six courses from six subject areasIn 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 ProgramThe 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 knowledgeThe 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 studyingCreativity, Action, Service (CAS) requires that students actively learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroomKatherine Garner- CAS and EE coordinator-
8 IB Courses One subject from each of the six groups Language A Literature HLLanguage B- Spanish, French, or GermanHistory of the Americas HLExperimental Science- physics, chemistry, biology, environmentalMathematicsElectiveAt 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 otherExternal 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 periodAll paid by Newport News Public SchoolsSTUDENTS 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 IBOMaintain communication with all stakeholdersMentor students and monitor student progressSchedule students for IB tests and AP testsFacilitate testing on site and off as neededSubmit work to IBORecruitWork with staff to uphold program integrityCoordinate major programs, training and workshopsEnsure that teachers and students have access to resources
13 Lines of Communication PhoneStudent Reflections sent monthlyreminders sent periodicallyParent letter each quarterStudent Advisory BoardWHS Homepage-warwick.nn.k12.va.us/ib
14 The 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
15 The IB ScheduleDiploma 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 StatisticsIB Science IB ScienceIB 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 ElectiveIB 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 preparednessStudy skillsStress ManagementTutoringMentor programsParents Only Workshop Fall of Senior YearStudent Session in Spring of junior year
18 Preparation for College Student Sessions once a month in Spring of junior year and fall of senior yearAttend College Fairs& visit collegesUnderstand deadlinesResearchFreshman Class ProfileCollege majors
19 Preparation for College Maintain gradesMyers Briggs Type IndicatorTake 2 SATs and 1 ACT in Junior yearGet involvedResumes are due by June
20 Parents-You are the coach and cheerleader! Know the rulesMake a game planEncourageHelp to make adjustmentsHelp them to learn from defeat and modify the game planApplaud their successesMediate on their behalf
21 Beware of: Poor work habits Continued late nights Perfectionists Poor organization skillsPoor time management skillsPoor decision-makersSigns 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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