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1 9 th Grade Informational Meeting * Please sign in on one of the clipboards *

2 Updates Authorized March st graduating class with IB Diploma IB Staff Coordinator: Mr. Hubbard Counselor: Mrs. Jennings

3 IB Diploma Programme Requirements 6 subjects studied over 2 years (11 th – 12 th grade) Exams at completion of courses Core requirements Theory of Knowledge class (at school) Extended Essay (on your own, with limited help at school) Creativity, Action, Service (on your own, with direction from a teacher)

4 IB Subjects (1 from each area) Group 1 English HL Group 2 Spanish SL or HL French SL or HL Group 3 History of the Americas HL Psychology SL (1-yr.) Group 4 Biology SL or HL Physics SL or HL Group 5 Mathematics SL or HL Group 6 Visual Art SL or HL OR another option from Groups 1-5 Theory of Knowledge

5 What can you expect from the IB program? Homework Independent work – Responsibility! Challenging – more than Honors classes Fewer elective choices

6 Who should do IB? Full Diploma prerequisites MUST be enrolled in French or Spanish II or III as 10 th grader Algebra II is highly recommended Signature from Mrs. Jennings during scheduling Individual Diploma Course prerequisites A/B in previous level course, and sometimes in related courses (see Course Planner) Signature from Mrs. Jennings during scheduling You must be a responsible, self-motivated student!

7 Why do IB? College admissions Possible scholarships Possible college credit Challenge yourself

8 Scheduling This Year Enroll in at least Foreign Language II Enroll in as many Honors classes as possible Enroll in Algebra II Talk to your Math teacher about doubling in Geometry and Algebra II, if necessary Honors is not required Remember graduation requirements Include in your schedule OR Consider summer school Health Career Opportunities 1.0 Fine Art 1.0 Practical Art 0.5 PE

9 Questions?


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