International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Miami Beach Senior High Carlos Rodriguez IB Coordinator
Mission The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
Benefits of the IB Diploma Programme An IB education encourages international-mindedness and the cultivation of a rigorous, inquiring intellect. As an IB student, your child will learn a second language—a requisite for success in an increasingly- globalized 21st century economy. Your child will be encouraged to ask the tough questions, to reflect critically, and to develop formidable research skills—to learn how to learn. And IB programme encourage community service—so that the lessons of the classroom can be tested in the world at large. “Concurrency of learning”: As students mature and further develop their thinking skills, they explore the disciplines in increasing depth and realize how they are linked to each other and to local and global issues.
Benefits of the IB Diploma The State of Florida waives traditional graduation requirements for students who complete the IB Diploma, and Florida public colleges and universities grant IB Diploma graduates sophomore standing.
Benefits of the IB Diploma General vs. IB College Acceptance Rates 2011 Date from IBO Report SchoolIB Acceptance Rate School Acceptance Rate Brown University17.0%19.2% Columbia University12.0%13.9% Cornell University29.0%47.0% Dartmouth University21.0%26.7% Duke University25.0%36.2% Georgetown University21.0%28.5% Harvard University11.0%12.2% MIT16.0%23.1%
Benefits of the IB Diploma 2011 Date from IBO Report SchoolIB Acceptance School Rate Acceptance Rate Northwestern University33.0%48.8% Princeton University11.0%17.2% University of Florida58.0%88.4% University of Miami44.0%86.9% UNC- Chapel Hill35.0%57.6% PENN21.0%31.6% University of Virginia39.0%55.9% Yale University13.0%14.3%
Acceptance Rates to Colleges Most Colleges acceptance rates hit new lows in 2012 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/some-2012-college-admissions- rates-hit-new-lows/2012/04/03/gIQA5ElIuS_blog.html
IB at Miami Beach Sr. High Five out of the last seven National Merit Semi Finalists are IB students. Past two years. Twenty Eight Senior IB Students in 2012 – Fifteen earned honors as Summa Cum Laude, the top 5% of the class. – Ten graduated Magna Cum Laude, top 10% of class and – Three were recognized as Cum Laude, top 20% of the class with a 4.0 GPA or higher.
IB Seniors College Acceptances 2012 University of MichiganGeorgia Institute of Technology Cornell University Georgetown University Duke UniversityUniversity of California- Berkeley University of Texas- Austin Vanderbilt University Northwestern University University of Maryland Tulane UniversityUniversity of Southern California Wake Forest UniversitySyracuse University Boston CollegeUniversity of Wisconsin- Madison Boston University University of Florida New York University Emory University University of MiamiGeorge Washington University
IB Diploma Programme at a Glance The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepares students for success at university and in life beyond, normally for students aged 16-19.
IB Diploma Curriculum Programme FreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior Honors English 1Honors English 2AP English LiteratureIB English HL AP World HistoryAP European HistoryAP US History IB History of Americas HL Honors Biology or Honors Chemistry Honors Chemistry or Honors Physics or AP Biology or AP Chemistry AP Chemistry or IB Biology SL IB Chemistry HL or IB Biology SL Spanish 1 or higher or Portuguese 1 or higher Spanish 2 or higher or Portuguese 2 or higher IB Spanish HL/SL, IB Portuguese SL, IB French HL/SL IB Spanish HL/SL, IB Portuguese HL or IB French HL/SL Honors Geometry or Honors Algebra 2 Honors Algebra 2 or Pre Calculus IB Math Studies SL or IB Mathematics SL IB Mathematics SL or IB Math Studies SL Pre-IB Inquiry SkillsElective IB Psychology SL, IB Music HL/SL or IB Human Geography HL/SL Elective Extended Essay/TOKTOK/Test Prep Elective
IB Program Science- Engineering- Medicine Higher Levels English Literature History of Americas Chemistry Standard Levels Spanish, French, Portuguese Mathematics and one from the following Human Geography Music Psychology Non IB elective Honors Physics, Pre Calculus, AP Calculus AB, Debate, Internship
IB Program Liberal Arts Major Higher Levels English Literature History of the Americas One from the Following Spanish or French Human Geography Music Standard Levels Math Studies Biology One from the following Spanish, French or Portuguese Human Geography Psychology Music Non IB Electives Debate, Jazz Ensemble, Internship
To Earn the IB Diploma Complete the following: – 4,000 word Extended Essay – 1,000 word Theory Of Knowledge paper. – CAS Project- 150 hours of Creativity, Action and Service. – Complete all IB Internal Assessments – Take exams in the 6 different subject areas – Accumulate at least 24 points total in the six assessments. – Assessments are graded on a1-7 point scale.
Who Should Apply? Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled IB learners strive to be: Open-minded Caring Risk-takers Balanced Reflective Apply at: www.miamibeachhighschoolwires.com
FAQ’s The IB Program sounds like a lot off extra work. What are the advantages of enrolling in the IB Program? Students with IB Diplomas, who now attend universities, report that their involvement with IB has given them the tools needed to succeed at university and to make the most of their post-secondary education. In particular, students comment on their sense of preparedness, their self-confidence, their research skills, their ability to manage their time, and their willingness to be actively engaged in their own learning. Even more importantly, they have developed a sense of the world around them, their responsibility to it, and the skills with which to embrace the complexities of life. The IBO often employs a variety of phrases to describe these traits and abilities: "learning how to learn", "life-long learners", "critical and compassionate thinkers", and, "informed participants in local and world affairs".
FAQ’s What is the average amount of time one should expect to spend on homework each night in IB? How should we study? From one to four hours per night: your study style is your own, but it is advisable to exercise good time-management skills.
FAQ’s Does the IB Diploma Program satisfy my State requirements for receiving a high school degree? Yes, as long as the student meets all the requirements of the IB Diploma program, he/she will meet all the requirements for a state of Florida diploma. They will also qualify for the state’s Bright future program. If the student withdraws from the IB program before graduation or fails to complete the requirements demanded by the IB Diploma program, then they will need to complete certain state mandated courses such as US Government and economics.
FAQ’s What is “CAS”? CAS stands for Creativity-Action-Service. In order to successfully complete the IB Diploma Program, each student must have documented equal creative-action-service involvement in activities outside the classroom that are devoted to school, local, and, international communities. The commitment(s) should equal a total of150 hours. CAS project must take place during the eighteen months between the beginning of junior year and second semester senior year.
FAQ’s What is the “Extended Essay”? The Extended Essay is a 4,000 word piece of original research conducted by each IB Diploma candidate. It is completed between first semester of junior year and first semester of senior year. The student researches and writes on a topic of his/her choosing, and has an Extended Essay Coordinator, as well as an Extended Essay Advisor to help with the essay.
FAQ’s What is “Theory of Knowledge”? Theory of Knowledge, or TOK, is a seminar-type course that explores the linkages between subject areas (courses). It is part existential, philosophical, psychological and metaphysical. It, also, is taken between second semester junior year and first semester senior year. Students submit a presentation-tape and reflective paper, in order to successfully complete the course.
FAQ’s How does the IB curriculum compare to AP? The IB curriculum is a rigorous well balanced one. Students must complete ALL prescribed courses as well as the EE, CAS project and TOK class. It is the well rounded nature of the IB program that colleges and universities value. All IB classes are weighted the same as AP ones. Some universities give credit for passing specific IB classes just as they do AP.
IB Applications Deadline January 11, 2013 Link to applications – http://miamibeachhigh.schoolwires.com/6277101 1814933420/site/default.asp