Presentation on theme: "GRADUATION PROJECT - All Obama Academy Seniors are required to submit: - A PASSING EXTENDED ESSAY - 150 DOCUMENTED CREATIVITY / ACTION / SERVICE HOURS."— Presentation transcript:
GRADUATION PROJECT - All Obama Academy Seniors are required to submit: - A PASSING EXTENDED ESSAY DOCUMENTED CREATIVITY / ACTION / SERVICE HOURS SUPPORT FOR YOUR EXTENDED ESSAY! - The Extended Essay was introduced in the Junior Year. - This year a period long research / Extended Essay support period has been added to your student’s schedule. - Starting in October, college students will be available during QRT and after school to assist with the EE’s. - Mr. Ehman is available for help before school, during QRT, and after school almost EVERY DAY! - Failure / not turning in an essay is NOT AN OPTION!!!! You have more than enough support available for this project…. Failure to complete a passing EE is YOUR FAULT!!! Parents please speak / harass / cajole / your student every day about their Extended Essay!
IB TESTING IS EXPENSIVE! $145 Registration Fee $100 Per Course Fee (x6) $745 TOTAL FOR YOUR IB DIPLOMA More on this later!
This document shows the credits available from Pitt for IB tests at the Higher Level (HL). Scores in the HL classes must be 5 or above. You take 3 courses at the Higher Level: - 3 credits are given for English - 3 credits are given for History - 3 credits are given for your Elective - 3 credits are given for your Language B So you can get 9 credits at Pitt (and most other schools) for your IB Diploma! With just 9 IB Credits at Pitt you would save $5,724!
SUMMATION OF BENEFITS FOR YOUR IB DIPLOMA: - Elite schools look at DIPLOMA CANDIDATES in a better light than NON DIPLOMA CANDIDATES. (Schools can and do call to see if a student has paid for their IB Diploma). - Some schools offer Sophomore Status to students that complete an IB Diploma. - Schools that do not offer Sophomore Status do accept IB HL Credits with scores of 5 or higher for the most part. - Sitting for the Diploma is a great challenge!
LAST DAY TO REGISTER: NOVEMBER 15 th All checks should be made out to The Obama Academy The Registration FEE is $145 Each course costs $100 6 Courses are needed to achieve the IB Diploma The Extended Essay / CAS Hours / Theory of Knowledge have no fee. THE TOTAL COST FOR THE IB DIPLOMA IS $745
-In order to earn the IB Diploma you must take 3 courses at HL (Higher Level) and 3 courses at SL (Standard Level) -COURSES OFFERED AT HL -Language A-Language B -History- Theater -Film- Psychology -Music-Visual Arts -COURSES OFFERED AT SL -Math Courses- Science Courses
All IB Courses are scored out of 7 points! 7= Excellent Performance 6=Very Good Performance 5=Good Performance 4= Satisfactory Performance 3= Mediocre Performance 2= Poor Performance 1=Very Poor Performance YOU NEED 24 POINTS TO EARN YOUR IB DIPLOMA You need to complete you CAS requirements You need a passing Extended Essay You need a Passing Theory of Knowledge Paper
BREAKDOWN OF SCORING: Let’s say this is how your courses breakdown: COURSES:LEVELSCORE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS (HL) 5 GERMAN (HL)5 LANGUAGE A (HL)5 PSYCHOLOGY (SL)3 MATHEMATICS (SL)4 BIOLOGY (SL)4 The Extended EssayC Theory of KnowledgeD Creativity Action ServiceCOMPLETE
EXTENDED ESSAY / THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE SCORING: A = Excellent Performance B = Good Performance C= Satisfactory Performance D = Mediocre Performance E = Elementary Performance
The following are reasons an IB Diploma WOULD NOT BE AWARDED: - Points are less than 24 - TOK Paper is Failed - The Extended Essay is Failed - Complete CAS Hours have not been submitted - A score of 1 is awarded in ANY subject level - A score of 3 has been awarded four or more times - A score of 2 has been given for a higher level course - Candidate has earned fewer than 12 points in the Higher Level courses - Candidate has earned fewer than 9 points in the Standard Level courses - Score of 2 at Higher Level awarded 2 or more times - Score of 2 at Standard Level awarded three times - Score of less than 11 has been scored on Higher Level subjects - Score of less than 8 has been scored on Standard Level subjects