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1 The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) & The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program ALP Grade 9 Preparation for Option Selection Thursday, February 3, :00 South Cafeteria

2 To IB or not to IB: That is the Question!

3 2 years of preparation for IB program Academic level programming Clustered classes Student workshops (EE, ToK, etc.) The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP)

4 Questions to consider 1.How am I doing in the ALP? 2.How do I feel in my classes? 3.How do I learn? 4.How am I involved in extra-curriculars? 5.How are my school relationships? 6.Where do I want to go after high school?

5 How 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.

6 How do I feel when I am in the classes? –Strong and well-challenged –Enriched by the learning environment –Experiencing opportunities beyond the regular academic program Reconsider program if the answer is: –A little nervous/uncertain about the environment or level of challenge –Losing confidence in my ability to keep pace with the program

7 How do I learn best? I like to study. I like to reflect on what I am learning. I see connections between what Im 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 dont really like in- depth assignments. I dont really study much.

8 How 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 schools range of opportunities for participation. –I like the balance between my school life and my life beyond school. Reconsider program if : –I dont 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 dont have enough time to complete school work the way I want.

9 How 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. –Im uncomfortable asking classmates/teachers for help.

10 Where do I want to go after high school? Choice of Program Choice of University/College/Apprenticeship/Work What courses and marks are required for my goals (admission requirements)?

11 The IB Curriculum Model group 1 language A1 group 2 second language group 4 experimental sciences group 3 individuals and society group 5 mathematics and computer science group 6 the arts and electives Extended Essay (EE) Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)

12 GRADE 9 English Math Science Geog. French PE Tech Arts **Music GRADE 10 English Math Science History Civics 0.5 Career 0.5 Optional GRADE 11 English Math Optional GRADE 12 English Optional

13 To IB What courses do I choose for Grade 10 ALP? Regular ALP French Immersion ALP 1.ENG2DB ENG2DB 2.MPM2DB MPM2DB 3.CHC2DB CHC2D4 4.SNC2DB SNC2D4 5.FSF2DB FIF2D1 6.CHV/GLC2O* CHV/GLC2O4* 7.MCR3UB** MCR3UB** 8.Elective*** Elective *** Compulsory credit All courses taken in the ALP program are Ontario curriculum

14 To IB * Civics/Careers (CHV/GLC2O) –Compulsory grade 10 credit for graduation –Option to take in summer school in July 2010 OR online during school year to make room for another elective Not 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)

16 Important Notes ***Elective ALP Students are still required to fulfill compulsory credits towards their OSSD Group 2 = any additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, business studies, or coop 3 rd Science (biology, chemistry, physics) –May choose grade 11 course in grade 10 in 3 rd science only –Main science courses are left for IB

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18 Not to IB Students in the ALP program earn the same Ontario credits at the end of each semester Students are able to exit the ALP program at appropriate intervals: –At the end of a semester –At the end of the school year

19 GRADE 9 English Math Science Geog. French PE Tech Arts **Music GRADE 10 English Math Science History Civics 0.5 Career 0.5 Optional GRADE 11 English Math Optional GRADE 12 English Optional

20 The IB Advantage Successful students will earn both an IB Diploma AND an Ontario diploma (OSSD) –IB students graduate with 8-12 grade 12 U level courses Most universities will look at students twice (IB marks and Ontario marks) Transfer credits –Up to 3 credits for HL courses, usually with marks of 5 or higher –IB fees of $2400 are well worth it! University Preparation –Academic rigour is part of student work ethic –University-level research, documentation, writing, presentation skills –University-level work habits (time management, organization) –Collaboration, social interaction, initiative, advocacy, international- mindedness skills –Creativity, Action, Service (portfolio, application readiness)

21 Questions? Go to for information about the range of White Oaks programs including ALP/IB.www.wossweb.com As well, explore ibo.org for IB information


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