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1 INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME An Education for Life

2 Agenda Introduction IB Video Coordinators’ Presentation Question and Answer session

3 What is IB? A rigorous diploma program in the 11 th and 12 th grades Most highly respected diploma program in the world

4 Components of IB 6 subjects Extended Essay Theory of Knowledge CAS hours –Creativity –Action –Service

5 Ninth Grade Classes Advanced English Advanced Biology Geometry Advanced World History Spanish 1 Leadership PE Elective (Algebra 1 if not taken in 8 th grade)

6 Tenth Grade Classes Advanced English 10 Chemistry Spanish 2 Spanish 3 Advanced US History ( ) AP European History (beginning 2008) Algebra II/Trig Health/Driver’s Ed. Elective

7 Eleventh Grade Classes IB English IB History of the Americas IB Science IB Math IB Spanish IB Arts Theory of Knowledge Elective

8 Twelfth Grade Classes IB English IB History of the Americas IB Science IB Math IB Spanish Theory of Knowledge Elective

9 Why Be in IB? The best educational program in the world The program focuses on creating a complete student Students are well prepared for college experience Potential college credit

10 Characteristics of an IB Student Poise Confidence Possesses the ability to reach considered conclusions and can express them with conviction Sense of intellectual curiosity Respect for all people An international perspective

11 Who Can Apply? All eighth grade and ninth grade students in Baldwin County This program is for self-motivated students Application process –Applications are online at school and county websites – IB Schools will obtain GPA and standardized test scores –Writing assessment and interview

12 Why Join in the Ninth Grade? Less Transition Eligibility IB Trained teachers in 9 th and 10 th grade classes Establish friendships

13 IB and Athletic Eligibility Students who transfer to an IB school from a school that ends at 8 th grade are automatically eligible for athletics. Students who transfer to an IB school from a high school must sit out a year. Students who drop out of an IB school will have to sit out a year when returning to the home school.

14 Application Timeline Applications due at respective IB schools by April 4, 2007 Interview and writing sample appointments held on April 10 and 12 Students will be notified of acceptance by the end of April

15 What do Universities Say about IB? “Send us prepared students a la IB…it is the best high school prep curriculum an American school can offer.” Marilee Jones Dir. Of Undergraduate Admissions, MIT “I have always been a supporter of the International Baccalaureate… There is no other curriculum anywhere that does a superior job of both educating students and inspiring a true and broad-based love of learning.” William Shain Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Vanderbilt University

16 All Applicants IB Diploma Applicants Stanford12.6%18.3% GA Tech53.7%88% Florida St48.8%98.7% MIT16.9%26.2% UNC35%68.4% USCalif30.3%72.2% Vandy37.3%73.1% UFlorida51%98.2% Cornell28.5%151.0%

17 IBO Web Site Information

18 The Cost of the Program There will be a charge of $800 to the student This cost will cover the price of the IB tests, postage costs, and the costs of educational materials $400 will be due at the beginning of the junior and $400 at the beginning of the senior year.

19 Contact Information Joe Roh Daphne High School ext. 341


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