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2 What is the IB Program? The IB Program is: 1 mission 3 challenging programs 2493 IB World Schools in 132 countries 60,000 teachers 678,000 students

3 IBO MISSION The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people, who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the IBO works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners, who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

4 What is the IB Diploma at Riverview High School? A program that stresses the whole person It utilizes international standards It is based on an integrated curriculum It stresses globalism It uses multiple learning styles/assessments It is broken down into pre-IB & IB It is a Pre-University Diploma


6 The Heart of the Diploma The Learner Profile International-mindedness Extended Essay Creativity, Action, Service Theory of Knowledge

7 Page 7 What is the Learner Profile? Its the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21 st century. The attributes of the learner profile express the values inherent to the IB continuum of international education: these are values that should infuse all elements of the three programmes and, therefore, the culture and ethos of all IB World Schools. IB programmes promote the education of the whole person, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth through all domains of knowledge. IB learners strive to be: Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Open-minded Caring Risk-takers Balanced Reflective

8 What does the Diploma Programme curriculum contain? There are three core requirements The extended essay: Research Investigation Skills Creativity-Action-Service (CAS): Experiences & activities outside oneself & outside the school day Theory of Knowledge (TOK): Advanced critical thinking seminar

9 What is special about IB assessment? IB assessment is rigorous, criterion related, consistent and differentiating of student ability. IB IS NOT A TEST!!!!!!

10 External – 4000+ examiners Worldwide (VALIDATION) Multiple Methods of Assessment for each course (VARIED LEARNING STYLES) Transparency---Ongoing Evaluation (PROGRAM GROWTH & IMPROVEMENT) Balance between independent and teacher supervised work (QUALITY) Curriculum---5-7 Years Renewal (CONTEMPORARY)

11 Riverview High School IB Admissions Requirements: 1. Completion of application forms: a.) student info page b.) parent info page c.) signed honor code d.) student/parent evaluation page 2. Final grades of A or B in core classes in Grade 7 and First Semester Grade 8 Recommended: *Solid Performance on FCAT or Other National Test

12 Admissions Favorable Consideration: *Completion of Algebra I in Grade 8 with Grade of A/B *Completion of level one of a second language Additional Criteria: *Students may be required to take entrance examinations for various subject areas or produce other documentation

13 SAMPLE Pre-IB 9 SCHEDULE English I Honors Second Language II or I Honors World History AP Biology I Honors Algebra II, or Algebra I Honors Two Electives: i.e. Geometry, Art, Music, Acting, ……….

14 Admissions Timeline @Feb. 1 – Initial admissions notifications to be mailed. Mailed @ every two weeks after….. TBA – Placement Exams April 19 – Mandatory Registration Meeting May 1 – Deadline for Reassignment @May 15 - Summer Assignments Posted to May 29 – All Registration Requirements must be met (We will notify you of status periodically – please no calls – feel free to e mail. Thanks for understanding.)

15 IB & College Admission Academic strength of curriculum Critical thinking skills Trend of performance Interview skills External validationExtracurricular involvement Research & writing skills Recommendations Accepts educational challenges Maturity & responsibility

16 The IB Program and the Florida Bright Futures Program IB DIPLOMA RECIPIENTS AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIPS. Students who complete the IB curriculum are eligible for Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, with minimum SAT/ACT scores.

17 IB Diploma students can expect the maximum of amount of college transfer credits available. (Most students start college as sophomores.) IB Diploma students have a higher percentage rate of college acceptances than regular applicants. IB graduates are documented to have higher college GPAs than other students. IB and College Success


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