10 International Mindedness What do you know about the world?What languages to you speak?Are you going to take what you know and use it to make the world better?
11 What does IB look like when you put it all together?
12 Walker Middle Magnet Mission And Vision Empowering students to take what they have learned and use it to make the world a better place.Mission:Equipping internationally minded students through rigorous, service based learning in an atmosphere of creativity, inquiry, and fun.
13 What is NOT IB?#1 IB is only for smart kids #2 All IB kids do is study . . .
16 Advantages at WalkerMYP in Hillsborough County offers greatest likelihood of your child having the IB experience.Earlier hours – 7:35 to 2:55pm – AM & PM H.O.S.T.Added points on high school magnet applications and selection indexHighly specialized, IB and internationally trained facultyAccess to a global learning community
17 How do I get in? Middle School: Lottery Scores do NOT affect results High SchoolCompetitiveAttending a magnet middle school gives an advantage on magnet high school application
18 List serve Go to walker.mysdhc.org Under ‘5th grade families’ click on ‘Sign up for updates’
23 How do I get to Walker? Car Local routes for historic Walker attendance areaMagnet transportation using HUB system available all other studentsFree and available when you need itExtensive car pool matching available
24 When can I apply??? January 9, 2012 Middle School Magnet Application Period:December 4, 2011-January 9, 2012
29 Overview International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program A program for year olds not just smart kids who only studyStudent centered learningInternational MindednessAcademically rigorousInterdisciplinary – Focus on learning between subjectsDesigned and reviewed by experienced, practicing educators
30 What if I have additional questions about applying? Choiceinformation line
31 The only way to limit your options is to not apply by January 9th . . . Applying does not limit your options.If your child is selected in the lottery, you can accept or decline.Applying is FREE and takes about 5 minutes.
32 Tour the campus and experience all things Walker. Don’t forget . . .Walker 5th GradeOpen HouseThursday, January 5, 2012Tour the campus and experience all things Walker.