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IB Informational Presentation
Transcript of IB Informational Presentation
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 minded 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
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
THE THREE IB PROGRAMS
Middle Years Program (MYP)
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, Environmental Systems
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)
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 can
be earned 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,
Only high-quality, approved schools
can offer IB courses
$116 per exam + $168 Registration fee
Research skills; project-based
Community action components
*Refer to FAQs screen for more info
Single courses that are
independent of one another
Assessment = ONE test
Any school can offer AP courses
$97 per exam (no registration fee)
Follow link to an article in the US News & World Report for additional information about AP & IB
4 Answers for Parents About College-Level Classes in High School
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.
Credit recognition at Michigan Colleges
IB Scholarship and Recruitment Information
High quality international education for a better world
All students must submit an IB application. They're posted on the FPS website and are due by February 1st.
Students from East, Warner or Power:
HHS IB Counselors will assist students to submit their 9th grade course requests in Career Cruising. In the event students change their mind about attending the IB Programme, parents must email Dr. Bachrouche. We need to make sure the Career Cruising Course Planner is in the correct path for scheduling purposes.
Moving into the District or you live in the district and are 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 email@example.com for an appointment.
Students will be invited to Harrison to complete their course requests and take a math placement test. This will ensure that you're placed in the appropriate math class.
FRESHMAN CLASS ORIENTATION (Link Crew)
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?
You can make arrangements to shadow an IB
student and spend the day getting to know HHS.
Please send an email to
IB Mission Statement
For more information and the IB Application, visit
Click on Schools~Select IB~Apply
Follow link for entire report
DP students are more likely to:
At HHS, students in the 9th & 10th grade take IB Prep classes.
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, but it is not required.
What is the difference between an IB Diploma and individual IB Courses?
A Diploma Candidate 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. A Course Candidate takes individual IB courses (similar to AP) in addition to required General Ed subjects and electives. Course Candidates can earn college credit with qualifying scores for HL subjects and some SL subjects.
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. Diploma courses in the 11th & 12th grade are equivalent to taking 12 AP courses. It is important to note that the potential to earn college credit, far exceeds the cost of IB testing. Average cost per college credit hour is approximately $400. Visit college/university websites for IB Credit Recognition Policies.
College Costs FAQ’s-Follow link for valuable information
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/CAS 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. 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.
Percentage of students that earned the diploma: 76% (2015=64% & 2016=70%)
Number of candidates who didn't earn the diploma:
4 missed by 1 pt; 2 missed by 2 pts
Average points obtained by candidates who passed the diploma: 30
Highest diploma points awarded to a candidate: 42
100% of the diploma students
were eligible for college credit or advanced standing at their college/university.
The Class of 2017 scored higher than the world-wide average in 8 subjects.
Percentage of Course Candidates with passing scores on their exams: 72%
(earned at least a 4 out of 7)
Students were offered over $4,000,000 in scholarships for college
IB Class of 2017 Profile
IB Ingenuity & Participation
A large percentage of the HHS athletes and
cast/crew/pit for our plays & musicals are IB students.
The Temple Project
HHS Indoor Garden
Bottled Water Drive
Liberation of Hidden Colors
National Art Honor Society
Social Justice Committee
Less than 1% of students in the nation earn eligible scores for National Merit Scholarship.
HHS IB is proud to be represented by our Course & Diploma Candidates that are
National Merit Scholarship Qualifiers:
4 IB Finalists and 1 IB Semi-Finalist + 6 IB Commended Students
Class of 2018 Semi-Finalists and Commended Students will be announced in the fall of 2017
All of the DP students scored in the 90th percentile on the SAT in April 2017
Results for the Class of 2017
Follow link for HHS IB Alumni accomplishments and testimonials.