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Seminole High School Dr. Connie Collins, Principal Barry Coleman, Assistant Principal Dr. Shenique Gilbert, Counselor-9 Mindi Craft, Counselor Judy Gresham, IB Secretary International Baccalaureate Program
Seminole High School Tuesday, February 3, 2015 AGENDA Registration!!! What do we do next? International Baccalaureate Program
Registration Packet 4-year IB Curriculum Guide IB World School Newsletter IB School Profile Registration Form **SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT** SHS extras (welcome,etc.)
Seminole High School - Pre-IB Program (Grades 9 and 10) Accelerated honors program Middle school to college in two years Increased efforts to obtain comparable grades Dedicate 30 minutes per academic subject per night. Homework may take 15 minutes – that leaves 15 minutes to STUDY. IB raises the bar! Our students are Lifetime Learners!
Differences between Middle School and High School Middle School: No credits for progression To pass to the next grade you have to have a 2.0 GPA Summer school forgives all “F” grades Attendance does not take away credit No graduation requirements GPA is not cumulative year to year HIGH SCHOOL To pass to the next grade (10 th ) you have to have 6 credits You need 26 required credits to graduate, a 2.0 and passing FCAT/EOC exams (IB requires 3.0 GPA) Each “F” grade requires a “do it over” for grade replacement/credit Credit attachment is based on grade AND attendance GPA is cumulative by semester (Transcript)
Seminole High School - Pre-IB G rade 9 Develop study skills and practice good study habits Organize a weekly study schedule and stick to it Keep grades up for scholarship opportunities and college admission Get involved in one extracurricular activity that genuinely interests you Begin college and career exploration Prepare and register for the PSAT as a practice SAT
How Honors/Pre-IB and AP courses boost your grade point average (GPA) A = 4.0 B = 3.0 C = 2.0 D = 1.0 F = No credit A = 4.5 B = 3.5 C = 2.5 D = 1.0 (no weight given) F = No credit StandardHonors/Pre-IB Advanced Placement (AP) and IB courses are on a 5.0 scale ex: A = 5.0
AP vs IB AP Courses: are offered in a wide range of subjects and students may take those that appeal to them (Potential College Credit) IB Courses: are offered in a wide range of subjects. Students pursuing the the IB Diploma must take IB courses from six subject areas, including a Theory of Knowledge course (Potential College Credit)
Registration Form Register on Skyward Private/Home School will make an appointment Make changes on Skyward by Feb. 13 th or turn in a new registration form to your middle school counselor
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 – Enter Course #/Name Step 4 – Repeat until 7.0 credits Step 5 Should total 7.0 credits
MATH Algebra I Honors (if taken Alg I Standard or Pre-Alg or lower in MS). Geometry Honors (if passed Alg I Honors) Algebra II Honors (if passed Alg I Honors & Geom. Honors). Algebra II Hon COMPETITION (teacher recommendation). IB Pre-Calculus (if passed Alg I Honors, Geom. Honors, and Algebra II Honors). [Please write in Math section] If you have a semester grade of C or lower in a high school credit course in 8 th grade, it is strongly suggested that you retake the course. For students going into Algebra I Honors, you can take it online over the summer OR take Algebra I Honors and Geometry in the 9 th if you can handle the course load (OPTIONAL)
Social Studies Pre-IB World History OR AP Human Geography (Optional)
Science Students in 8 th grade Biology I Honors who are earning an A or B AND taken Algebra I Honors and Geometry Honors who are earning an A or B may take AP Biology If you have a semester grade of C or lower in a high school credit course in 8 th grade, it is strongly suggested that you retake the course. Pre-IB Biology AP Biology Pre-IB Chemistry
Grade 9 Course Selections World Language IB states that you acquire a language you do not already know. Sanford, Millennium, Milwee, and South Seminole Middle School PreIB students who are in Spanish I and earn a C or higher may move to PreIB Spanish II. Sanford, Millennium, Milwee, and South Seminole Millennium Middle School PreIB students who are in French I and earn a C or higher may move to PreIB French II. SCPS policy is that all other students may enroll in Spanish I PreIB or French I PreIB. Students are prepared to take the IB Spanish or French examination upon completion of Spanish or French IV. (11 th or 12 th grade year) FLVS Foreign Language is NOT a Pre-IB course.
Electives Students need to select courses that will reduce stress, not induce stress. Every freshman takes 2 credits of electives. SHS courses come in two forms: – Year long courses (one course fills one period for the entire school year) – Semester courses (two courses fill one period for the school year. One course runs semester 1, the other course runs semester 2). Students may not select the order of the courses. – Students please number your elective choices from 1-7 (i.e. 1,2,3…)
Advanced Placement Elective Options AP Human Geography Nicole Broder exams taken 94.4% pass rate AP Biology Robin McCarter 91exams taken 58.2% pass rate AP Art History Dr. Gail Bonjione exams taken 57.4% pass rate AP Computer Science Kevin Kelley New 2014 *AP Statistics
Electives with prerequisites Dazzlers, Show Choir, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Percussion, and Acting require auditions. Register for the entry level course After your audition, the teacher will move you to the appropriate level. Desired Course:Register for: DazzlersDance Tech I Show ChoirChorus I Advanced BandBand I *Newspaper/Yearbook*Complete application.
Exemptions IB students are not required to take: – PE – Personal Fitness – Health/Life Management – HOPE – Online Course – American Government – Economics If you leave IB at any time, you will be required to take these courses to meet traditional graduation requirements.
Virtual Courses over the Summer
Summer School Summer School will have NO classes for advancement; HOWEVER, a Pre-IB Inquiry Skills class may be available.
Tips for Success Tutoring (if needed) Parent\Teacher Conferences Skyward Communication Do your homework and EVERY assignment Study and DO NOT Procrastinate
Need Information? IB Office – Mrs. Judy Gresham, Secretary Dr. Shenique Gilbert, 9 th Grade Pre-IB Counselor Mindi Craft, 10 th – 12 th Grade IB Counselor Barry Coleman, Assistant Principal Carson Stone, IB Coordinator