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1 International Baccalaureate Program Hanover County Public Schools Wendy Edelman, AHS Jessica Orth, HHS Lesa Berlinghoff, LDHS Micah Eads, PHHS IB Coordinators

2 Points of Discussion 1. What is IB? 2. Why IB? 3. Who can take IB courses? 4. What makes IB special? 5. What do colleges say about IB?

3 What is the IB Diploma Programme (IB DP)? Education for a better world. rigorous, two-year liberal-arts program exams in six different subject areas aimed at developing global citizens and life-long learners balanced, inquiry-based curriculum depth, challenge, and international perspective

4 The IB Core makes IB a Program Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) Theory of Knowledge Extended Essay

5 CAS Experiences

6 Why should students enroll in the IB Program? the most rigorous course of studies offered by HCPS study skills and time management learned in high school develops well-rounded students IB coursework is a desirable factor in the college admissions process potential for college credit based on exam scores

7 Who can enroll in the IB Program? PB and IB courses are open to all students provided course pre-requisites have been met 9 th and 10 th graders enroll in Pre-Baccalaureate (PB) courses 11 th and 12 th graders enroll in IB courses Application process begins in November for current 8 th graders

8 IB Diploma vs. IB Course students Full IB Six IB courses over junior and senior years Three or four HL (Higher Level 2 year) courses Two or three SL (Standard Level 1 year) courses complete the IB core Course student one or more IB courses during their junior and/or senior years

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10 The PB (Pre-Baccalaureate) Years 9 th Grade 10 th Grade PB English 9 PB English 10 PB World History II PB Biology Geometry or PB Algebra II World Language (level 3 or higher) PE PB Government PB Chemistry PB Algebra II or PB Pre-Calculus World Language (level 4 or higher) Driver s Ed/PE 2 Electives 2 Electives

11 IB English HLA Typical Schedule of IB Diploma Candidate IB World Language SLA or SLB IB History of the Americas HLA 11 th Grade 12 th Grade IB Biology or Chemistry SL/HLA or IB Physics SL IB English HLB IB World Language SLB or elective IB History of the Americas HLB IB Biology or Chemistry SL/HLB or IB Physics SL PB Pre-Calculus or AP Calculus AB IB Elective: IB Visual Art SL/HLA, IB Music SL, IB Psychology SL, IB Economics SL or IB Film SL Theory of Knowledge I Elective IB Mathematics SL or HLB IB Elective: IB Visual Art SL/HLB, IB Music SL, IB Psychology SL, IB Economics SL or IB Film SL Theory of Knowledge II Elective

12 What makes IB Special? Students are encouraged to: ask challenging questions work hard learn how to learn develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures become independent, self-motivated learners

13 IB Learner Profile IB Learners strive to be: Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Open-minded Caring Risk-takers Balanced Reflective IB programmes promote the education of the whole person, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth through all domains of knowledge.

14 What do colleges say about IB? We know the quality of IB courses, and we think the IB curriculum is terrific. -Christoph Guttentag, Director of Admissions, Duke University The rigor of the IB Diploma requirements meets our recommendation for the strongest high school preparation possible in sum, the IB Diploma candidate who has met the challenge successfully receives strong consideration from the William & Mary admission committee. -Allison Jesse, former Associate Dean of Admissions, William and Mary

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16 What do Ivy League colleges say about IB? IB is well known to us as excellent preparation. Success in an IB programme correlates well with success at Harvard. We are pleased to see the credential of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript. -Marlyn McGrath Lewis, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Harvard University The IB is a first-rate programme, one we are familiar with, and it prepares students well for a university like ours. -Fred Hargadon, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Princeton University

17 IB Students Are Admitted to Universities at Higher Rates than the General Population University Acceptance Rates (2015) Acceptance rate (%) Boston University Cornell University Duke University Princeton University Stanford University University of CA--Berkeley University of Pennsylvania Yale University IB Diploma acceptance rate Overall acceptance rate

18 IB Students Are Admitted to Universities at Higher Rates than the General Population 120 University Acceptance Rates (2015) Acceptance rate (%) College of William and Mary James Madison University UNC-Chapel Hill University of Richmond University of Virginia Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy Virginia Tech IB Diploma acceptance rate Overall acceptance rate

19 What do IB students say? The IB program gives students the opportunity to really think outside the box. You learn time management and you master the skills needed to write good papers. IB fosters commitment and character. It provides a close knit group of students. Before starting the IB program I knew I wasn t as smart as my peers, but IB has helped me to grow as an individual. I think more critically and individually have a greater respect for all different cultures.

20 IB Diploma students from HCPS are currently attending

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