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1 10 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. course) 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 1 elective in 11 th grade 1-2 electives in 12 th grade

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 Mrs. Jennings will call students down individually 5 minute meetings If you aren’t called down by the week of 1 st semester finals, come see me Meeting with parents/student/Mrs. Jennings will be scheduled Scheduling work session in late February/early March

9 Questions?


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