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1 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Welcome!

2 Parent/Student Information Meeting Northview, an IB World School Authorized 2011

3 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 What is the International Baccalaureate Organization? IBO is a not-for-profit foundation whose mission is to create a better world through education. The organization works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging education programs with rigorous assessment components. IBO programs encourage students across the world to become life long learners.

4 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 IB Statistics Size: The IBO works with 3,490 schools in 144 countries and serves over 1,064,000 students. North Carolina: There are 57 IB schools. The closest to ISS are JM Alexander, North Mecklenburg High IB, and Hickory High IB Schools. Programs: The IB curriculum offers three programs for students aged 3 to 19: 1.Primary Years Program 2.Middle Years Program 3.Diploma Program

5 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 The IB program in Iredell County Mt. Mourne 6-8 MYP South Iredell High MYP & DP 9-12 Northview 6-8 MYP

6 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Why is ISS providing the International Baccalaureate course of study for our students? 1.The Iredell-Statesville School District encourages all students to take the most rigorous course of study possible. --Research shows that students who succeed in IB programs tend to do better on university level work than other groups of students. --IB students earn higher average SAT scores in high school and maintain higher grade point averages at universities than non-IB students.

7 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Why is ISS providing the International Baccalaureate course of study for our students? 2.University admissions officials are looking for three main things: Students who took the most challenging high school courses possible Students who are well-rounded and who demonstrate a commitment to leadership and service Students who demonstrate the likelihood that they will be successful post-secondary students

8 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 How do universities view IB? Recruitment – Universities are actively recruiting IB Graduates Admission – IB Graduates are considered the cream of the crop and are given preferential admissions standing at most universities Scholarships – Universities have begun to give specific scholarships to IB Graduates

9 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 School IB Candidate rateOverall RateDifference Harvard University32%10%220% Yale University18%7%157% University of Miami72%30%140% Univ. of California –Berkeley58%26%123% Stanford University15%7%114% UCLA48%23%109% Brown University18%9%100% Princeton University16%8%100% University of Virginia64%32%100% UNC Chapel Hill63%32%97% University of Florida82%42%95% New York University57%30%90% Duke University28%16%75% Please do not make this the only reason to complete the MYP and then pursue the DP. If this is all you seek, you will not get maximum value from the experience. This should be the cherry on top of a very large sundae.

10 What makes IB Curriculum Different?

11 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Middle Years Program Curriculum IB Fundamental Concepts Holistic Learning Communication Intercultural Awareness

12 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Middle Years Program Curriculum Areas of Interaction -The lens through which we view the content- The five areas of interaction in the Middle Years Program are: Approaches to Learning Community Service Human Ingenuity Environments Health and Social Education

13 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Middle Years Program Curriculum Student Learner Profile - the attributes we want to instill in every IB student - Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Open-minded Caring Risk-takers Balanced Reflective

14 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Middle Years Program Curriculum International Mindedness Integrated into units through MYP Unit Planner Focus of Global Conversations Imbedded into everything we do

15 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Middle Years Program Curriculum Interdisciplinary Approach There is a focus on Interdisciplinary Units between multiple (2 or more) disciplines Synergize the learning Helps students see interconnectedness of the subjects

16 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Community and Service IB Learners turn their learning into Action. Required Hours: 6 th Grade/Level 1- 20 hours 7 th Grade/Level 2- 25 hours 8 th Grade/Level 3- 30 hours 9 th Grade/Level 4- 35 hours 10 th Grade/Level 5- 40 hours Community Service Is…. Is Not… ~Mowing an elderly neighbors yard ~Mowing your own yard for chores ~Serving homeless children ~Babysitting a sibling ~Turning learning into action ~Something you would have done even if you werent an IB student

17 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Required Classes 8 Required Subjects that must be taught year long: 1.Advanced Language Arts 2.Advanced Math 3.Humanities (Social Studies) 4.Science 5.PE/Health 6.Language B (Foreign Language either Spanish or French) 7.Technology (Computer and Design) 8.Arts Class: Year long classes: Orchestra or Band Semester classes at 6 th grade level: Visual Arts, Drama and Chorus

18 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Middle Years Program Curriculum Foreign Language 6 th Grade – French 1A or Spanish 1A 7 th Grade – French 1B or Spanish 1B 8 th Grade – French 2 or Spanish 2 9 th Grade – French 3 or Spanish 3 10 th Grade – French 4 or Spanish 4 Student will be fluent in Language B by the end of 12 th grade

19 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 What will your students need in order to succeed in an IB Program? Because IB courses offer a high degree of challenge, students should, above all, be highly motivated learners. Students should be open to 21 st Century learning styles that take them beyond rote memorization and lower level thinking skills. Students are required to become proficient in a second language.

20 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Benefits of MYP (grades 6-10) International-Mindedness and The Paradigm Shift from learning content to using content to grow: Learner Profile Traits that the entire IB community nurtures in students as they become Approaches to Learning teachers use to enhance student variety of use of and ability in Balanced Open-Minded Collaboration Caring Principled Communication Communicators Reflective Information Literacy Inquirers Risk-takers Organization Knowledgeable Thinkers Reflection Thinking Transfer

21 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Why it works treats learning as a process, not a product based on the notion that Middle Years are not a three- year proposition demands teachers design student-centered approaches to individuals through various lenses and methods students become makers of meaning and problem- solvers focuses on 21 st -century skill acquisition, real-life experiences and deep understanding over rote esteems critical thinking (Analysis, Synthesis and Evaluation) pushes beyond perceived comfort zones

22 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 What will your students need in order to succeed? The number one indicator of your childs success at Northview is MOTIVATION. (Learning for the sake of learning) Students should have a strong foundation in reading and writing skills as well as strong study habits early in their schooling. Students should have a strong foundation in mathematics. At Northview, the math program moves at a quick pace. Students should be able to demonstrate a high level of classroom success and should maintain regular attendance. Being a student at Northview requires a family commitment to academic success.

23 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Scholar Athletes & IB Scholar athletes are encouraged to be in the IB program Students will play for their home school based on attendance zone starting in 7 th grade Busing is available to home middle schools IB students will not be penalized for not being at the home school

24 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Transportation Will bus transportation be provided? Yes. Students will be transported to their traditional school and then shuttled to the IB school.

25 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Lottery In the event that more students request admittance and meet the criteria than space allows, a lottery may be implemented. If a lottery is required, the following criteria must be met to be included: Application must be complete and submitted by due date. All entrance criteria must be met. Any lottery required would be held at the district office at a published time and date. After allotment is met, students will be put on a wait list in the order that they were drawn and would be offered admittance if space becomes available during the school year.

26 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 DEADLINE for applications is February 14 th ___________________________________________________________ Links to additional International Baccalaureate information: Middle Years Program at a Glance IB Information for Iredell-Statesville Schools Choice Mt. Mourne School Northview School

27 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Please leave additional questions on an index card, and we will post the answers on our school website. Please drop by Northview for rising 6 th grade Open House on Tuesday, February 5 th from 4:00-6:00pm. Thank you for Coming! Question and Answer Time

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