6Results for 2010-2011 81% diploma pass rate in 2011 (35 of 43) 4.89 average grade obtained by candidates who passed the diploma (4.89 out of 7)31 average points obtained by candidates who passed the diploma (31 out of 45)364 students took 737 exams in 30 subject areas72% students tested scored a 4 or better (4 out of 7)
7Profile for 2011-2012 59 diploma seniors (12th) 51 anticipated juniors (11th)541 students enrolled in one or more IB classes (11th-12th)204 W-L Pre-IB students (9th and 10th)313 IB transfers (9th-12th)
8What is so special about IB? World-wide recognition.The curriculum and pedagogy of IB programs focus on international perspectives of learning and teaching, while insisting that students fully explore their home culture and language.Students are assessed both internally and externally in ways that measure individual performance against stated objectives for each subject.Ongoing professional development for teachers.
9The Diploma Program goals provide students with: A broad and balanced, yet academically demanding, program of study.The development of critical-thinking and reflective skills.The development of research skills.The development of independent learning skills.The development of intercultural understanding.A globally recognized university entrance qualification.
10I-B Program at W-L One of the top 5 IB schools in Virginia -Washington PostOne of the top 25 IB schools in the U.S.-Washington PostCosta Rica exchangeOver 30 subject offeringsBilingual diploma
13Option 1: Full DiplomaApplication required: Students apply in November and December of 10th gradeA two-year course of studyStarts in the Junior yearFocuses on internationalmindednessCore requirementsAs I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
14CONTENTS: WHAT DOES THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM CURRICULUM CONTAIN? The curriculum contains six subject groups and a core of three partsStudents study concurrently:three subjects at the high level (240 hours each)three subjects at the standard level (150 hours each)all three parts of the coreThe IB Learner Profile and the core are central to the philosophy of the Diploma Program.
15Course Offerings Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature English Literature A HLSpanish Language and Literature A HL and SL (fluent speakers)Group 2: Language AcquisitionSpanish B HL and SLFrench H HL and SLLatin HL and SLChinese SL*Arabic SL** First teaching in
16Course Offerings Group 3: Individuals and Societies History of the Americas/Topics of 20th Century HL and SLPsychology HL and SLPhilosophy SLEconomics SLGeography SLSocial and Cultural Anthropology SL and HLInformation Technology in a Global Society SLBusiness and Management SL
17Course Offerings Group 4: Experimental Sciences Group 5: Mathematics Biology HLChemistry HLPhysics SLEnvironmental Systems SLDesign Technology SLSports, Education and Health Science SLGroup 5: MathematicsMathematics SL and HLMath Studies SLComputer Science HL
18Course Offerings Group 6: The Arts Theater HL and SL Visual Arts HL and SLMusic SL
19The DIPLOMA CORECreativity, Action, Service (CAS)Encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community serviceEducation outside the classroomDevelopment of the learner profile
20Extended Essay (EE) 4,000 words Offers the opportunity to investigate a research question of individual interestFamiliarizes students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university
21Theory of knowledge (TOK) InterdisciplinaryExplores the nature of knowledge across disciplinesEncourages an appreciation of other cultural perspectives
22Sample diploma schedule #1 IB English HLIB English HL (1)IB Latin SLIB Latin SL (2)IB HOA HLIB Topics HL (3)IB Biology HLIB Biology HL (4)IB Math SLIB Math SL (5)IB Psychology SL (3)TOKJournalismEnglishMathHistoryPsychologyBiologyLatinTOK
23Sample diploma schedule #2 IB English HLIB English HL (1)IB Spanish HLIB Spanish HL (2)IB HOA HLIB Topics HL (3)IB Physics SLIB Physics SL (4)IB Math SL (5)AP StatisticsIB Social Anthropology SL (3/6)IB Theater SL (extra)GuitarTOKEnglishPhysicsSpanishMathHistorySocial AnthropologyTOK
24Option 2: Diploma Program courses IB OPTIONSOption 2: Diploma Program courses
25DIPLOMA PROGRAM COURSES “CERTIFICATE STUDENTS” No application required.Meet minimum course prerequisites and receive teacher recommendation.Take one or more IB courses out of the six groups of study as part of their high school program.Complete internal and external assessments.
26Parent and teacher perspective Renee Gorsky, Proud ParentMatthew Przydzial, IB Mathematics and TOK Instructor
28Prerequisites for W-L Pre-IB Strong grades (A’s and B’s) in all subjects.Spanish, French, Arabic or Chinese II or Latin I in grade 8.Algebra I or greater in grade 8.Strong grades (A’s and B’s) in English and History.Short answer/essay questions.
29W-L Pre-IB Course of Studies Intensified English 9Intensified World History or AP World HistorySpanish, French, Arabic or Chinese 3 or Latin 2Intensified BiologyGeometry or Algebra 2, IntensifiedP.E./Health 1ElectiveIntensified English 10AP Government for 10th graders*Spanish, French, Arabic, or Chinese 4 or Latin 3Intensified ChemistryAlgebra 2, Intensified or higherP.E./Health 2Elective* Required course for IB transfers
31W-L PRE-IB RUBRIC 1. Transcript (6th-9th grade) 3 pts. All A’s 1. Transcript (6th-9th grade)3 pts. All A’s2 pts. A’s and B’s1 pt. One or more C’s0 pts. One or more D’s2. World Language3 pts. Spanish/French/Arabic/Chinese level 2 or Latin level 1 with “B” or better2 pts. Spanish/French/Arabic/Chinese level 2 or Latin level 1 with one or more C’s1 pts. Spanish/French/Arabic/Chinese level 2 or Latin level 1 with one or more D’s0 pts. Less than Spanish/French/Arabic/Chinese level 2 or Latin level 1 in 8th grade or Spanish/French/Arabic/Chinese level 3 or Latin level 2 in 9th grade3. Math3 pts. Algebra I or better in 8th (regular or Int.) or Geometry (regular or Int.) in 9th with A or better2pts. Algebra I or better in 8th (regular or Int.) or Geometry (regular or Int.) in 9th with B or better1 pt. Algebra I or better in 8th (regular or Int.) or Geometry (regular or Int.) in 9th with one or more C’s0 pts. More than one D or not currently enrolled in Algebra I in 8th or Geometry in 9th
32W-L PRE-IB RUBRIC CONTINUED 4. English/History3 pts. All A’s in English and Geography/W. History2 pts. A’s and B’s in English and Geography/W. History1 pt. One or more C’s0 pts. One or more D’s5. Short Answer Questions3 pts. Extremely well written2 pts. Good1 pt. Below average0 pts. Poor/IncompleteTotal Score= _____ out of 15*11 out of 15 is considered qualified
33Application Deadline – January 20, 2012 (4PM) The IB Transfer ProcessApplication Deadline – January 20, 2012 (4PM)At least one parent or guardian must attend two high school information sessions. A transfer application must be signed by the principal at the end of each meeting.W-L is only accepting IB transfers. If the number of qualified program transfers exceeds 83 a random double-blind lottery will be conducted by the Superintendent’s office.Transfers that do not pursue the full diploma must take three IB courses Junior and Senior year. All IB transfers are also required to take AP Government in 10th grade.Bus transportation is provided for IB transfers that live at least 1.5 miles away.
34High School Information Sessions Thu, Nov. 3,2011Tue, Dec. 6,Thu, Jan. 12, 2012Wakefield High10 a.m.8:30 a.m.Washington-Lee HighYorktown HighH-B Woodlawn(High School Program)3 p.m.
35Rising 9th and 10th grade students Checklist for Pre-IB ApplicantsRising 9th and 10th grade studentsPre-IB application (all applicants)APS Pupil Transfer application (transfers only)Attend TWO High School Information Sessions (transfers only)Cumulative transcript, including 1st quarter gradesSubmit the above information to the IB office by 4 PM on January 20, 2012
36Checklist for IB Diploma Program Applicants Rising 11th grade students IB Diploma Program application (all applicants)APS Pupil Transfer application (transfers only)Attend TWO High School Information Sessions (transfers only)Cumulative transcript, including 1st quarter grades (transfers only)Teacher recommendation forms (Non-WL and transfers only)
37Please visit the W-L IB website at QuestionsPlease visit the W-L IB website at