3The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) 2 years of preparation for IB programAcademic level programmingClustered classesStudent workshops (EE, ToK, etc.)
4Questions to consider How am I doing in the ALP? How do I feel in my classes?How do I learn?How am I involved in extra-curriculars?How are my school relationships?Where do I want to go after high school?
5How am I doing in ALP? Math English Science Geography French “Students and parents can be confident that students who are achieving at Level 3 (70%) are well prepared for work in the next grade or the next course.”(Ministry definition of the Provincial Standard – regular programming)Higher marks are advised for success in ALP/IB.
6How do I feel when I am in the classes? Strong and well-challengedEnriched by the learning environmentExperiencing opportunities beyond the regular academic programReconsider program if the answer is:A little nervous/uncertain about the environment or level of challengeLosing confidence in my ability to keep pace with the program
7How do I learn best? I like to study. I like to reflect on what I am learning.I see connections between what I’m learning within my classes, and in the world.I like learning in all subject areas, even if they are not my “best” subjects.Reconsider program if the answer is:I memorize everything; I don’t really like in-depth assignments.I don’t really study much.
8How am I involved in extra-curriculars? How is my life beyond school?I participate regularly in activities that I enjoy.I take a leadership role in some of my activities.I am satisfied with the school’s range of opportunities for participation.I like the balance between my school life and my life beyond school.Reconsider program if :I don’t have enough time to pursue the activities I want; I spend most of my time on school work.I have so many outside activities that I don’t have enough time to complete school work the way I want.
9How are my school relationships? With my peers?I have or have made friends in classes and my extra-curricular activities.I work well with my classmates; we support one another.With my teachers?I am comfortable working with my teachers in classes.I am comfortable approaching teachers and other adults for assistance.I am comfortable working with adults in my extra-curricular activities.Reconsider program if the answer is:I tend to work alone.I feel a little isolated from the other students.I’m uncomfortable asking classmates/teachers for help.
10Where do I want to go after high school? Choice of ProgramChoice of University/College/Apprenticeship/WorkWhat courses and marks are required for my goals (admission requirements)?
11The IB Curriculum Model group 1language A1group 6the arts and electivesgroup 2second languageExtended Essay(EE)Theory of Knowledge (TOK)Creativity, Action, Service(CAS)group 5mathematics and computer sciencegroup 3individuals and societygroup 4experimental sciences
13“To IB” What courses do I choose for Grade 10 ALP? Regular ALP French Immersion ALPENG2DB ENG2DBMPM2DB MPM2DBCHC2DB CHC2D4SNC2DB SNC2D4FSF2DB FIF2D1CHV/GLC2O* CHV/GLC2O4*MCR3UB** MCR3UB**Elective*** Elective ***Compulsory creditAll courses taken in the ALP program are Ontario curriculum
14“To IB” * Civics/Careers (CHV/GLC2O) Compulsory grade 10 credit for graduationOption to take in summer school in July 2010 OR online during school year to make room for another electiveNot available for French Immersion
15“To IB” **Mathematics (MCR3UB) All ALP students take Grade 10 Math (MPM2DB semester 1)May choose MCR3UB, dependent on potential pathway profile for Year 1 (grade 11) IB math:“Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences” profile does NOT need MCR3UB (take Math Studies SL)Engineering/Sciences/Business/ profile MUST CHOOSE MCR3UB (take HL or SL Math)
16Important Notes ***Elective ALP Students are still required to fulfill compulsory credits towards their OSSDGroup 2 = any additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, business studies, or coop3rd Science (biology, chemistry, physics)May choose grade 11 course in grade 10 in 3rd science onlyMain science courses are left for IB
17Kids Are Never Stuck With The Choices They’ve Made
18“Not to IB”Students in the ALP program earn the same Ontario credits at the end of each semesterStudents are able to exit the ALP program at appropriate intervals:At the end of a semesterAt the end of the school year
20The IB AdvantageSuccessful students will earn both an IB Diploma AND an Ontario diploma (OSSD)IB students graduate with 8-12 grade 12 U level coursesMost universities will look at students twice (IB marks and Ontario marks)Transfer creditsUp to 3 credits for HL courses, usually with marks of 5 or higherIB fees of $2400 are well worth it!University PreparationAcademic rigour is part of student work ethicUniversity-level research, documentation, writing, presentation skillsUniversity-level work habits (time management, organization)Collaboration, social interaction, initiative, advocacy, international-mindedness skillsCreativity, Action, Service (portfolio, application readiness)
21As well, explore ibo.org for IB information Questions?Go to for information about the range of White Oaks’ programs including ALP/IB.As well, explore ibo.org for IB information