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2 Three Choices of Advanced (College Transfer) Programs Available at Salem High School #1 International Baccalaureate Funded by SCS #3 Advanced Placement (AP) Testing paid for by student #2 Dual Enrollment Funded mostly by SCS – student pays 65.00 + per semester course

3 Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

4 “Through comprehensive and balanced curricula coupled with challenging assessments... The IBO’s mission statement, 1996 © IBO 2002

5 ...the International Baccalaureate Organization aims to assist schools in their endeavours to develop the individual talents of young people... © IBO 2002

6 ...and teach them to relate the experience of the classroom to the realities of the world outside... © IBO 2002

7 ... Beyond intellectual rigour and high academic standards, strong emphasis is placed on the ideals of international understanding... © IBO 2002

8 ... lifelong learners and informed participants in local and world affairs... © IBO 2002

9 ... conscious of the shared humanity that binds all people together... © IBO 2002

10 The IBO’s goal: to provide students with the values and opportunities that will enable them to develop sound judgment, make wise choices, respect others in the global community © IBO 2002

11 The Diploma Programme equips students with the skills and attitudes necessary for success in higher education and employment Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

12 u demanding two-year pre-university course leading to examinations u for highly motivated students u for ages 16 to 19 The Diploma Programme Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

13 What makes the Diploma Programme different? u comprehensive two-year international curriculum u international standards, applied equally to all schools u rigorous assessment Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

14 What makes the Diploma Programme different? u combines breadth with depth u emphasizes critical, compassionate thinking u promotes global vision Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

15 Universities IB diploma holders have access to the world’s leading universities are well prepared for university work Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

16 2007 Fast Facts Number of schools in the world with the IB diploma program: 2217 Number of schools in USA with the IB diploma program: 573 Number of IB schools in Virginia: 35 Number of diplomas awarded in the world in 2007: 28,078 Number of diplomas awarded in the USA in 2007: 12,552

17 Classes currently offered in IB # 1 – English (HL) # 2 – French, German, Latin, or Spanish (SL) # 3 – History of Europe (HL) # 4 – Biology (HL), Physics and Chemistry (SL) # 5 – Mathematics (Math Analysis/ Calculus) (SL) and Math Studies (Statistics) (SL) # 6 – Art/Design (HL), Theatre Arts (HL/SL), Computer Science (HL/SL), Business/Mgt (SL), Music (SL) or a second subject from Group #4 Theory of Knowledge the arts 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

18 Two levels of classes: Higher level (HL) involves 240 hours in two years. These are taken in both junior and senior years. Students must take at least three but no more than four HL classes. Standard level (SL) covers 150 hours in one year.

19 Classes currently offered in IB # 1 – English (HL) # 2 – French, German, Latin, or Spanish (SL) # 3 – History of Europe (HL) # 4 – Biology (HL), Physics and Chemistry (SL) # 5 – Mathematics (Math Analysis/ Calculus) (SL) and Math Studies (Statistics) (SL) # 6 – Art/Design (HL) Theatre Arts (HL/SL) Computer Science (HL/SL) Business/Mgt. (SL) Music (SL) or a second subject from Group 4 Theory of Knowledge the arts 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

20 IB and pre-IB teachers

21 Mr. Campbell’s IB English 2

22 IB Biology

23 The IB Theatre students prepare the stage for The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare.

24 Matt Lipscomb works on his Macbeth mask in IB Theatre.

25 Mrs. Gardner’s IB Spanish

26 Mrs. George’s pre-IB English 9

27 Mrs. Carter’s pre-IB English 10

28 Extended Essay Theory of Knowledge Creativity, Action, Service

29 Extended essay (4,000 words or less) Acquaints diploma candidates with the kind of independent research and writing skills expected by universities Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

30 What does the essay represent to a student? u the opportunity to investigate a topic of special interest u a way to add breadth u a way to deepen studies: selecting a topic in one of his or her courses Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

31 What is involved? u the essay may be written in one of 25 or more subjects, plus some 50 language/literature courses u recommended: 40 hours private study and writing time Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

32 Extended essay topics vary widely u The effects of acid rain on the environment, with a focus on plant life (biology) u The contribution of international organizations to the economic development of Geneva (economics) u The mathematics of nature: the relationship between fractals, chaos and iteration (mathematics) © IBO 2002

33 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 2002

34 ... wise choices TOK challenges students u to question the bases of knowledge u to be aware of subjective and ideological biases u to develop the ability to analyze evidence Diploma Programme Theory of Knowledge extended essay creativity, action, service © IBO 2002

35 in encouraging students to appreciate other cultural perspectives TOK is a key element Diploma Programme Theory of Knowledge extended essay creativity, action, service © IBO 2002

36 TOK students and Mr. Snyder

37 The whole person Creativity, action, service (CAS) helps students become responsible, compassionate citizens Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

38 Interpreted broadly: arts activities but also creativity shown in designing and implementing service projects Diploma Programme Creativity © IBO 2002

39 Participation in individual and team sports but also taking part in expeditions, local and international projects Action Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

40 Community and social service activities, for example: helping children with special needs visiting hospitals working with refugees or homeless people Diploma Programme Service © IBO 2002

41 The 2006 IB seniors raised over $6300 for the tsunami relief effort in 2005.

42 This year’s IB seniors managed contributions of clothing and goods that were sent to an orphanage in Ethiopia last year.

43 Full or Partial IB???? “Full IB” students seek the IB Diploma. This means they complete course work and take exit exams in a minimum of six specific areas plus complete the EE, TOK, and CAS. “Partial IB” students do not wish to complete the diploma. They may still take individual courses, take the exams, and receive certificates for each course; however, with the exception of JMU, most colleges accept HL courses only.

44 Diploma Programme Assessing student work Classroom teachers and IB examiners work in partnership to ensure that students have ample opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned © IBO 2002

45 Academic judgments about quality of student work rest with over 4,400 IB examiners worldwide Chief examiners for each subject have international authority in their fields Diploma Programme Examiners © IBO 2002

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47 Model UN Participants

48 IB students visit Ellis Island.

49 Uzbekistan educators visiting SHS

50 Three Choices of Advanced (College Transfer) Programs Available at Salem High School #1 International Baccalaureate Funded by SCS #2 Dual Enrollment Funded mostly by SCS – student pays $65.00 + per semester course

51 Virginia Western Community College

52 Dual Enrollment Taking dual enrolled classes means that a student will receive both high school and college credit. Students pay only part of the tuition to get credit, and SCS pay the rest. Students MUST apply to take the classes and pay for their part of the tuition in order to receive college credit. Scholarships are available. Many of the courses offered in the IB program also provide dual enrolled credit. After paying the tuition each semester, students must make a grade of C or better in order for the dual enrolled class to transfer.

53 Three Choices of Advanced (College Transfer) Programs Available at Salem High School #1 International Baccalaureate Completely funded by SCS #3 Advanced Placement (AP) Testing paid for by student #2 Dual Enrollment Funded mostly by SCS – student pays $65.00 + per semester course

54 ADVANCED COURSES IB, AP, and Dual-Enrolled Courses Available: IB English 1 (AP exam) (dual) IB English 2 (IB exam) (dual) IB French 1 (French 4) IB French 2 (French 5) (IB exam) IB German 1 (German 4) (dual) IB German 2 (German 5) (IB exam) (dual) IB Latin 1 (Latin 3) (dual) IB Latin 2 (Latin 4) (IB exam) (dual) IB Spanish 1 (Spanish 4) IB Spanish 2 (Spanish 5) (IB exam) IB Math Studies 1 (dual-fall semester only) IB Math Studies 2 (IB exam) (dual- fall semester only) IB Math Analysis (dual-spring only) IB Calculus (IB & AP exams) (dual) Elem of Calculus (dual-spring only) Adv Alg/Trig (dual-spring only) College US History (dual) College US Govt. (dual) IB European History 1 IB European History 2 (IB exam) (dual-spring only) IB Computer Sci. 1 (IB exam)(dual-spr) IB Computer Sci. 2 (IB exam) (dual-spr) Computer Program 2 (dual-spring only) IB Business & Management (IB exam) IB Biology 1 IB Biology 2 (IB exam) IB Chemistry (IB exam) IB Physics (IB exam) (dual) IB Art 1 IB Art 2 (IB exam) IB Theatre (IB exam) IB Music (IB exam) IB Theory of Knowledge IB Extended Essay Computer. Art Graphics (dual one sem. only) Graphic Arts Design (dual one sem. only) Architectural Draw (dual-spring only) Basic Technical Drawing (dual-spring only) Engineer. Drawing (dual-spring only) Culinary Essentials (dual) Gourmet Cuisine (dual-spring only) Early Childhd. Edu. 1 (dual-spring only) Early Childhood Education 2 (dual)

55 Pre-IB Courses Available: Pre-IB English 9 Pre-IB English 10 College US History (dual) College US Government (dual) Pre-IB Chemistry Pre-IB Algebra 2 Pre-IB Geometry/Trig Pre-IB Adv Algebra/Trig (IB or AP exam) indicates that exit exams are given in May of each academic year. Students must complete specific course requirements to be eligible for the exams. (Dual) indicates that the student may opt to dual enroll the class with Virginia Western Community College. This involves registration and payment of reduced tuition by the student. Please Note: Availability of Dual Enrollment Credit is subject to change based on: student requests, availability of qualified staff, and budgetary considerations.

56 IB Juniors

57 2008 IB Seniors

58 IB Diploma Candidates Graduation 2007

59 Gaurav Raja made the highest score in the history of the IB program at SHS.

60 Seven of the ten 2007 IB recipients

61 What is your next step? Take the handouts home and review them carefully. Discuss the choices as a family. Decide the option that is best for the student.


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