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Walnut High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
The IB Diploma Program is a comprehensive and rigorous pre-university course of study for the highly motivated secondary student. It was designed to develop the individual talents of young people molding them into truly well- rounded, well-educated individuals who are aware that they are members of a complex, global society.
International Baccalaureate Exam Results 2014 Statistics: Full Diploma Candidates (Sr.) 67 Full Diploma Recipients 62 Anticipated Diploma Candidates (Jr.) 74 Total Number of Exams Taken438
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
Requirements of the IB Program for obtaining the IB Diploma: Over the course of 2 years students will complete: 6 Exams – subject to registration & exam costs Extended Essay that requires a staff advisor CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) that requires a staff advisor
WHS Pre-IB Application Process Must Meet 2 Criteria: Have a 3.00 GPA in Core Academic Courses at the 8 th grade level. Have completed Algebra I by the end of 8 th grade. Complete & submit application & a copy of 1 st semester report card by February 11.
Pre-IB Ninth Grade Schedule Options: Option 1: Summer School - 1 Core Academic Course (Biology H or World History H –Tuition Based (taken summer prior to or after 9 th grade) Grade 9: 4 Core Academic Courses (2 of the following: Biology H, World History H, or Math and English 1H and World Language) PE Elective Core Academic Courses –No Additional Core Academic Course May Be Taken during the 9 th Grade Year!
Pre-IB Ninth Grade Schedule Options: Option 2: Grade 9: 5 Core Academic Courses (Biology H, World History H, Math, English 1H and Modern Language PE No Elective
International Baccalaureate Career-related Program (IBCP) Walnut High School is now an authorized school for the IB Career-related Program. The IBCP consists of an IB course requirement, IBCP Core component and a career-related component. The IBCP at WHS focuses on Biomedical Sciences as it’s career Component
IB Course Requirement & Core Component Two Diploma Courses – 11 th & 12 th Grade : English HL Math Studies SL or Math SL World Language SL – Spanish, French, German or Chinese Science SL – Biology SL or Chemistry SL IBCP Core component – 11 th & 12 th Grade: Community & Service Program Approaches to Learning course (no Exam) Language Development (Modern Language course) Reflective Project
Project Lead the Way Career Component : Biomedical Sciences – Four Courses b b Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (PBS) – 10 th Grade Study of human body systems and health conditions b b Human Body Systems (HBS) – 11 th Grade Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal manikin and play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries
Project Lead the Way Career Component : Biomedical Sciences – Four Courses b b Medical Interventions (MI) – 12 th Grade Investigation of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease b b Biomedical Innovation (BI) – 12 th Grade Students design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century
Summer School Registration Information June 8 – July 16 Summer School is highly recommended but not required. More information on summer School can be found on the Walnut High School website under the Courtesy Link to the Dedicated to Learning Website by mid- February. Registration will begin the first week of March.