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IB Informational Presentation

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Farmington Public Schools

The International Baccalaureate program began in 1968 as a non-profit education foundation.

The program was designed to provide a consistent education for internationally mobile students preparing for university enrollment.

Providing common curriculum with common assessments, the program allowed for a true international education.

Encouraging international mindedness in students and staff, the IB Programme supports the IB learner profile with a set of values that represent the mission and principles.

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and
caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and
rigorous assessment.

These programs encourage students across the world to become active,
compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people,
with their differences, can also be right.
Diploma Program (DP)
11th & 12th Grade
Middle Years Program (MYP)
Ages 11-16
Primary Years Program (PYP)
Ages 3-11 (Inquiry based)
Students study 1 subject in each group for two years. If students choose not to study a subject in Group 6, they will take an additional subject in Group 2, 3 or 4.

Group 1-Studies in Language & Literature: English
Group 2-Language Acquisition: Spanish, French, Japanese and Arabic
Group 3-Individuals & Societies: BMMT, ITGS, Psychology, History
Group 4-Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Design Tech, Sports Exercise Health, Environmental Systems
Group 5-Mathematics: Math Studies, Math SL, Math HL
Group 6-The Arts: Music, Visual Arts

The IB Learner Profile & Core are central to the philosophy of the Diploma Programme.
What is the Diploma Programme curriculum?
The curriculum contains 6 subject groups and a core of three parts.
Creativity, Activity & Service (CAS)

Encourages students to be involved in artistic
pursuits, sports and community service

Education outside the classroom

Development of the Learner Profile

The “Core” Elements

Extended Essay (EE)
4,000 words

Offers the opportunity to investigate a research question of individual interest.

Familiarizes students with the independent research and writing skills expected at a university.

The “Core” Elements
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

Explores the nature of knowledge across disciplines

Encouraging an appreciation of other cultural perspectives

The “Core” Elements

Successfully complete the Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK), and Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) requirements

Successfully complete the internal and external requirements of 3 Higher Level (HL) courses and 3 Standard Level (SL) courses

Earn a minimum of 24 points with a maximum of 45 points.
Each subject is graded on a 1-7 scale and a maximum of 3 points
for the core elements of the programme.
To Earn The IB DP Diploma
The above summary information was compiled using information from the International Baccalaureate Organization and the College Board.
However, this publication does not claim to represent the direct views of either organization.
For more information go to
www. IBO.org or www.CollegeBoard.org
All curriculum is connected ;
students learn how to learn

Assessment = varied formats,
multiple occasions

Only high-quality, approved schools
can offer IB courses

$113 per exam + $164 Registration fee

Research skills; project-based

Community action components

International learning

Single courses that are
independent of one another

Assessment = ONE test

Any school can offer AP courses

$96 per exam

Follow link to a recent article in the US News & World Report for additional information about AP & IB


AP vs. IB: A Quick Comparison
What do colleges say about IB?

Be prepared for success in college
Be accepted to a preferred college
Graduate from college

Studies suggest that IB students are not only going to better colleges in greater numbers but, are performing better once there.
University/College Acceptance Rates
Source: IBDP Graduate Destinations Survey 2011/12 conducted by i-graduate International Insight
Strictly copyright © IGI Services 2011
High quality international education for a better world
Additional Courses
The enrollment process will be announced as soon as possible.

Applications will be posted on the FPS website in early February.

Newly enrolled students will be placed on the IB Diploma Path in Career Cruising. HHS IB Counselors will assist students to submit their 9th grade course requests. In the event students change their mind about attending the IB Programme, parents must email Dr. Bachrouche. We need to make sure the Course Planner is in the correct path for scheduling purposes.

Moving into the District or coming from private and/or home-schooled settings?
Once admitted to the IB Programme, students should submit the enrollment paperwork to the HHS Counseling Center.
Email cherie.natole@farmington.k12.mi.us

Submit Student & Parent/Guardian Interest Forms by deadline. Announced on Listserv and the IB Page on FPS

Coming Soon....


As soon as we have details to share, announcements regarding scheduled events will be posted on listserv.

Have you signed up for the HHS & IB Listservs?

Questions? Send an email to

Not sure about the IB Programme?
Please send an email to
You can make arrangements for your 8th grader
to shadow a current IB student at HHS.
2014 PSAT Results
30% of our IBDP juniors scored in the 90th percentile
60% of our IBDP juniors scored in the 80th percentile
38% of our IB Prep 10th graders scored in the 90th percentile
56% of our IB Prep 10th graders scored in the 80th percentile

2014 National Merit & National Achievement Scholarship: Less than 1% of students in the nation qualify and Harrison is proud to be represented by
4 IBDP semi-finalists & 4 IBDP commended students.
2015 semi-finalists and commended students will be announced in the fall of 2016
IB Mission Statement
For more information and IB Interest Forms, visit
Curriculum Pull Down Menu~IB
Follow link for entire report
DP students are more likely to:
At HHS, students in the 9th & 10th grade take IB Prep classes.
The average ACT score for the Class of 2015 was 28. 30% of our IBDP students had scores of 30-34.
What if I change my mind about attending IB?
Students who choose to opt out of the full IB Diploma Programme must complete all district and
state requirements. According to the State of Michigan, IB Diploma students are exempt from some graduation requirements due to the fact that the IB Programme is so rigorous. For example: IB Diploma Students do not HAVE (but are encouraged to) take Health, Intro to an Active Lifestyle, Economics, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, US or World History. However some of these courses may be required or recommended pre-requisites for IBDP courses.

Does my student have to take a world language in 8th grade?
Students considering IB may want to begin their world language (Arabic, French, Japanese, or Spanish) while in middle school to be prepared for high school, if at all possible.

What is the difference between an IB Diploma and individual IB Courses?
A diploma student takes all IB courses in 11th & 12th grade. In addition, they must complete requirements for CAS, EE & TOK. This is considered to be the most rigorous curriculum and therefore students are most likely welcomed into a university and earn college credit and scholarships. An IB course is similar to AP and students may be eligible to earn college credit with qualifying scores for HL exams and some SL exams.

What are the retention rates for seniors that started as a 9th grader in IB Prep?
Class of 2015=85%

Why are the IB tests so expensive?
The testing fee for an IB exam (w/o registration fee) is slightly more than an AP exam. However, the potential to earn credits far exceeds the cost of testing when you factor in the cost of attending college. Visit college/university websites for IB Credit Recognition Policies.

College Costs FAQ’s
Follow link for details about the IB Exams and the success rate for the Class of 2015.
Follow link for CAS Handbook

IB Essentials is a required .5 credit course taken in 10th grade to prepare students who plan to pursue the IB Diploma in 11th and 12th grade.
This class is divided into two segments: (1) Public Speaking/Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay, and (2) Leadership Dialogues on Diversity and Creativity, Action, Service (CAS). Through participation in this course, students will develop an understanding of what is required to be successful in the IB Diploma Program, ensuring that they are better equipped to meet its demands.
Theory of Knowledge is .5 credit course taken in 11th & 12th grade.
Though this class will not meet formally during the school day, students will be expected to fulfill obligations and deadlines, all of which will be graded accordingly. It is an interdisciplinary investigation into the nature of knowledge of all kinds, both from the perspectives of the various Areas of Knowledge (mathematics, natural sciences, human sciences, history, the arts, and ethics) and the Ways of Knowing (emotions, language, reason and sensory perception). One key aim for the student as Knower is to develop the ability to look critically at what are called Knowledge Issues, the ways in which different kinds of knowledge can be seen from alternate viewpoints. The key question for the Theory of Knowledge student: "How do I know?" In one sense, this means, "What is the nature of knowledge?"
Extended Essay is a .5 credit course taken in 11th & 12th grade.
Though this class will not meet formally during the school day, students will be expected to fulfill obligations by abiding with the CAS & EE deadlines. The extended essay (EE) is an in-depth study of a focused topic chosen from the list of approved Diploma Program subjects— one of the student’s six chosen subjects for the IB diploma. It is intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity. The EE provides students with an opportunity to engage in personal research about topics of their own choice, under the guidance of a supervisor who teaches at Harrison High School. The goal is to complete a major piece of formal, structured writing, in which ideas and findings are communicated logically and coherently about the subject chosen.

* Students in our first graduating class were offered close to
$4,000,000 in scholarships for college

* Link to Colleges that our IB students were accepted to & are enrolled

* All students were eligible for college credit or advanced
standing at their college/university (more than covering the
cost of the exams)

* Average college credit awarded ranged from 8-55 credits,
with the average being 21 credits.

* 64% earned the IB diploma

* 28% only missed it by 1-2 points

* 77% of the IB course students earned scores of 4 or higher

IB Class of 2015 Profile
IB Class of 2015 Ingenuity
40% of HHS athletes are IB students
IB is 75% of our play's cast, crew & pit

CAS Projects
Project Vivace
The Temple Project
HHS Indoor Garden

New Clubs Created
Investment Club
Let's TOK
Asian Culture Club
Liberation of Hidden Colors
Math Honor Society

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