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1 Washington-Lee High School IB Information Night

2 GOAL…A PRESENTATION IN 4 PARTS About the IB Program What options do I have and how do I chose? How to prepare for IB Selection process and lottery

3 ABOUT THE IB PROGRAM AT WASHINGTON-LEE HIGH SCHOOL The IB Program at Washington-Lee High School encourages students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens.

4 WASHINGTON-LEE HIGH SCHOOL AN IB WORLD SCHOOL SINCE 1996 Authorized in 1996 One of 2,292 DP schools in 140 countries Member of Mid- Atlantic IB World Schools (IB-MA)

5 IB Diploma Class of 2011

6 RESULTS 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 areas 72% students tested scored a 4 or better (4 out of 7)

7 PROFILE FOR 2011-2012 59 diploma seniors (12th) 51 anticipated juniors (11th) 541 students enrolled in one or more IB classes (11 th - 12 th ) 204 W-L Pre-IB students (9 th and 10 th ) 313 IB transfers (9 th -12 th )

8 WHAT 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.

9 THE 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.

10 at W-L One of the top 25 IB schools in the U.S. -Washington Post One of the top 5 IB schools in Virginia -Washington Post Costa Rica exchange Over 30 subject offerings Bilingual diploma

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12 OPTION 1: FULL DIPLOMA IB OPTIONS

13 OPTION 1: FULL DIPLOMA Application required: Students apply in November and December of 10 th grade A two-year course of study Starts in the Junior year Focuses on international mindedness Core requirements

14 CONTENTS: WHAT DOES THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM CURRICULUM CONTAIN? The curriculum contains six subject groups and a core of three parts Students 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 core The IB Learner Profile and the core are central to the philosophy of the Diploma Program.

15 COURSE OFFERINGS Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature English Literature A HL Spanish Language and Literature A HL and SL (fluent speakers) Group 2: Language Acquisition Spanish B HL and SL French H HL and SL Latin HL and SL Chinese SL* Arabic SL* * First teaching in 2013-2014

16 COURSE OFFERINGS Group 3: Individuals and Societies History of the Americas/Topics of 20 th Century HL and SL Psychology HL and SL Philosophy SL Economics SL Geography SL Social and Cultural Anthropology SL and HL Information Technology in a Global Society SL Business and Management SL

17 COURSE OFFERINGS Group 4: Experimental Sciences Biology HL Chemistry HL Physics SL Environmental Systems SL Design Technology SL Sports, Education and Health Science SL Group 5: Mathematics Mathematics SL and HL Math Studies SL Computer Science HL

18 COURSE OFFERINGS Group 6: The Arts Theater HL and SL Visual Arts HL and SL Music SL

19 THE DIPLOMA CORE Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) Encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service Education outside the classroom Development of the learner profile

20 EXTENDED ESSAY (EE) 4,000 words Offers the opportunity to investigate a research question of individual interest Familiarizes students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university

21 THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE (TOK) Interdisciplinary Explores the nature of knowledge across disciplines Encourages an appreciation of other cultural perspectives

22 SAMPLE DIPLOMA SCHEDULE #1 IB English HL IB English HL (1) IB Latin SL IB Latin SL (2) IB HOA HL IB Topics HL (3) IB Biology HL IB Biology HL (4) IB Math SL IB Math SL (5) IB Psychology SL (3) TOK Journalism Journalism English Math HistoryPsychology Biology Latin TOK

23 SAMPLE DIPLOMA SCHEDULE #2 IB English HL IB English HL (1) IB Spanish HL IB Spanish HL (2) IB HOA HL IB Topics HL (3) IB Physics SL IB Physics SL (4) IB Math SL (5) AP Statistics IB Social Anthropology SL (3/6) IB Theater SL (extra) Guitar TOK English Physics Spanish Math History Social Anthropology TOK

24 OPTION 2: DIPLOMA PROGRAM COURSES IB OPTIONS

25 DIPLOMA PROGRAM COURSESCERTIFICATE 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.

26 PARENT AND TEACHER PERSPECTIVE Renee Gorsky, Proud Parent Matthew Przydzial, IB Mathematics and TOK Instructor

27 HOW TO PREPARE FOR IB

28 PREREQUISITES FOR W-L PRE-IB Strong grades (As and Bs) in all subjects. Spanish, French, Arabic or Chinese II or Latin I in grade 8. Algebra I or greater in grade 8. Strong grades (As and Bs) in English and History. Short answer/essay questions.

29 W-L PRE-IB COURSE OF STUDIES Intensified English 9 Intensified World History or AP World History Spanish, French, Arabic or Chinese 3 or Latin 2 Intensified Biology Geometry or Algebra 2, Intensified P.E./Health 1 Elective Intensified English 10 AP Government for 10 th graders* Spanish, French, Arabic, or Chinese 4 or Latin 3 Intensified Chemistry Algebra 2, Intensified or higher P.E./Health 2 Elective * Required course for IB transfers

30 SELECTION PROCESS & LOTTERY

31 W-L PRE-IB RUBRIC 1. Transcript (6 th -9 th grade) 3 pts. All As 2 pts. As and Bs 1 pt. One or more Cs 0 pts. One or more Ds 2. World Language 3 pts. Spanish/French/Arabic/Chinese level 2 or Latin level 1 with B or better 2 pts. Spanish/French/Arabic/Chinese level 2 or Latin level 1 with one or more Cs 1 pts. Spanish/French/Arabic/Chinese level 2 or Latin level 1 with one or more Ds 0 pts. Less than Spanish/French/Arabic/Chinese level 2 or Latin level 1 in 8 th grade or Spanish/French/Arabic/Chinese level 3 or Latin level 2 in 9 th grade 3. Math 3 pts. Algebra I or better in 8 th (regular or Int.) or Geometry (regular or Int.) in 9 th with A or better 2pts. Algebra I or better in 8 th (regular or Int.) or Geometry (regular or Int.) in 9 th with B or better 1 pt. Algebra I or better in 8 th (regular or Int.) or Geometry (regular or Int.) in 9 th with one or more Cs 0 pts. More than one D or not currently enrolled in Algebra I in 8 th or Geometry in 9th

32 W-L PRE-IB RUBRIC CONTINUED 4. English/History 3 pts. All As in English and Geography/W. History 2 pts. As and Bs in English and Geography/W. History 1 pt. One or more Cs 0 pts. One or more Ds 5. Short Answer Questions 3 pts. Extremely well written 2 pts. Good 1 pt. Below average 0 pts. Poor/Incomplete Total Score= _____ out of 15 *11 out of 15 is considered qualified

33 Application 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 Superintendents 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 10 th grade. Bus transportation is provided for IB transfers that live at least 1.5 miles away.

34 HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION SESSIONS School Thu, Nov. 3, 2011 Tue, Dec. 6, 2011 Thu, Jan. 12, 2012 Wakefield High10 a.m.8:30 a.m. Washington-Lee High8:30 a.m.10 a.m. Yorktown High10 a.m.8:30 a.m. H-B Woodlawn (High School Program) 3 p.m.

35 Checklist for Pre-IB Applicants Rising 9 th and 10 th grade students Pre-IB application (all applicants) APS Pupil Transfer application (transfers only) Attend TWO High School Information Sessions (transfers only) Cumulative transcript, including 1 st quarter grades Submit the above information to the IB office by 4 PM on January 20, 2012

36 Checklist for IB Diploma Program Applicants Rising 11 th 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 1 st quarter grades (transfers only) Teacher recommendation forms (Non-WL and transfers only)

37 Questions Please visit the W-L IB website at www.apsva.us/washingtonlee


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