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THE JUNIOR YEAR WHAT TO DO?
WHAT CLASSES MUST I TAKE? 1.English 2.Foreign Language (maybe?) 3.History 4.Science 5.Math 6.Electives or Other Graduation Requirements 7.7 th Class??
WHAT ARE MY ADVANCED OPTIONS?
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS AP English III IB English III AP/GT Phoenix English III (if eligible) IB/GT English III (if eligible) Collin College English Composition and Rhetoric I&II Please Note: On-Level options are also available
FOREIGN LANGUAGE Graduation Plan?? Recommended or Distinguished? 3 years of foreign language required for distinguished Pre-AP/IB Spanish II or III Pre-AP/IB French II or III Pre-AP/IB German II or III Please Note: On-Level options are also available
HISTORY The Junior History course is U.S. History AP U.S. History IB History of the Americas Collin College U.S. History I&II Please Note: On-Level options are also available
SCIENCE The Junior Science Course is Physics Pre-AP/IB Physics Can I request AP or IB Physics? Physics Summer Camp Please Note: On-Level options are also available
MATHEMATICS What class are you currently enrolled in? Geometry Algebra II Pre-AP/IB Algebra II Pre-AP Pre-Calculus IB Math Studies SL IB Mathematics SL Collin College Trigonometry/College Algebra Please Note: On-Level options are also available
ELECTIVES Social Studies Sciences Fine Arts CATE Collin College Dual Credit Engineering Courses Please Note: On-Level options are also available
WHAT ABOUT OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS? Health (.5 Credit) P.E. (1 Credit) Technology (1 Credit) Fine Arts (1 Credit) Speech (.5 Credit) Government (.5 Credit) Economics (.5 Credit)
DUAL CREDIT Classes taught by Collin College Professors Must be admitted into Collin College and pass the TSI exam Courses taught on-campus and off-campus Courses for dual and concurrent credit Information meetings in April (must register and attend) Registration for summer and fall in May State law requires student have a meningitis shot
ADVANCED PLACEMENT Pick courses based on strengths/interests Curriculum and exams written under the direction of the College Board Offers students the opportunities to receive college level instruction while in high school AP Exams are given in May, and are scored on a 1-5 scale Qualifying scores on exams may earn the student college credit or advanced placement
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE Choose courses based on strengths/interests or IB full diploma Curriculum and exams written under the direction of the International Baccalaureate Offers students the opportunity to receive college level liberal arts based instruction while in high school IB Exams are ongoing, include internal and external components, and are scored on a 1-7 scale Qualifying scores on exams may earn the student college credit or advanced placement
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE CURRICULUM Theory of Knowledge The Arts Music SL/HL, Film SL, Art SL/HL, Psychology SL/HL Group 4 Group 1 Language A1 English HL Extended Essay Experimental Sciences Biology SL/HL, Physics SL or Chemistry SL/HL Group 6 Group 3 Group 5 Group 2 Second Language French SL/HL or Spanish SL/HL Creativity, Action, Service Individuals and Societies History HL, Psychology SL/HL Mathematics Mathematics SL, Math Studies SL
WHAT IS THE IB FULL DIPLOMA? Take 6 IB courses over the last 2 years of high school. Must take a course in each subject area. 3 courses are Higher Level (2 years- 240 hours) and 3 are Standard Level (1 or 2 years- 150 hours) Take Theory of Knowledge course Complete 150 hours of Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) Complete Extended Essay
OBTAINING THE FULL DIPLOMA Score a minimum of 24 points from IB exams Can get 3 bonus points from extended essay and TOK course work 12 points must come from HL exams with no score of a 2 or lower No more than 2 2’s on SL exams No 1 on any exam