International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Miami Beach Senior High School- Informational Meeting October 24, 2013 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Miami Beach Senior High John Donohue- Principal Chandrell Larkin- AP Curriculum Carlos Rodriguez- IB Coordinator David Guthrie- Scholars Academy Jennifer Erickson- IB Secretary What is the IB Diploma Programme? The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to

address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of students. The programme, has gained recognition and respect from the worlds leading universities. IB Program at Beach High The IB Program is a two year program starting in 11 th grade. Applications to the Program are accepted starting in December of the students sophomore year. You must live in the Miami Beach Senior High Feeder pattern to be eligible to enter the IB Program. We are not a Magnet Program. A student can start in any academy at Miami Beach High School and still be able to enter the IB program in their junior year. A student entering the IB Program must have successfully completed Algebra 2 and Geometry.

Benefits of the IB Diploma Programme An IB education encourages international-mindedness and the cultivation of a rigorous, inquiring intellect. As an IB student, your child will learn a second language a requisite for success in an increasingly-globalized 21st century economy. Your child will be encouraged to ask the tough questions, to reflect critically, and to develop formidable research skillsto learn how to learn. And IB programme encourage

community serviceso that the lessons of the classroom can be tested in the world at large. Concurrency of learning: As students mature and further develop their thinking skills, they explore the disciplines in increasing depth and realize how they are linked to each other and to local and global issues. Benefits of the IB Diploma The State of Florida waives traditional graduation requirements for students who complete the IB

Diploma, and Florida public colleges and universities grant IB Diploma graduates up to sophomore standing. IB at Miami Beach Sr. High The IB World Diploma Passing rate is 78% The First two IB Graduating classes at Miami Beach High School have achieved passing rates of 82% and 89% ALL IB Graduates at Miami Beach High School have graduated with

honors with most being in the top 5% of their graduating class. IB Seniors College Acceptances University of Michigan Georgia Institute of Technology Cornell University Georgetown University

Duke University University of California- Berkeley University of Texas- Austin Vanderbilt University Northwestern University University of Maryland Tulane University University of Southern California Wake Forest University Syracuse University Boston College University of Wisconsin- Madison Boston University University of Florida New York University Emory University University of Miami George Washington University

IB Diploma Programme at a Glance CAS Project and Activities Theory of Knowledge paper Extended Essay IB Diploma Curriculum Programme Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior Honors English 1

Honors English 2 AP English Literature IB English HL AP World History Honors Biology or Honors Chemistry Spanish 1 or higher or Portuguese 1 or higher Honors Geometry or Honors Algebra 2 Pre-IB Inquiry Skills Elective Elective AP European History

AP US History or AP Comp. Govt Honors Chemistry or AP Chemistry or Honors Physics or AP IB Biology SL Biology or AP Chemistry Spanish 2 or higher or AP Spanish / IB Spanish SL, Portuguese 2 or higher or IB Portuguese SL, French 2 or higher AP French / IB French SL Honors Algebra 2 or IB Math Studies SL or Pre Calculus AP Calculus AB Elective IB Psychology SL,

IB Music HL/SL or AP Human Geography IB Geography SL Elective Extended Essay/TOK Elective Elective IB History of Americas HL IB Chemistry HL or IB Biology SL IB Spanish HL/SL, IB Portuguese HL or IB French HL/SL IB Mathematics SL or IB Math Studies SL IB Psychology SL , IB Music HL/SL or

IB Human Geography HL/SL TOK/Test Prep Elective IB Program Science- Engineering- Medicine suggested courses Higher Levels English Literature History of Americas Chemistry Standard Levels

Spanish, French, Portuguese Mathematics and one from the following Human Geography Music Psychology Non IB elective Honors Physics, Pre Calculus, AP Calculus AB, Debate, Internship

IB Program Liberal Arts Major suggested courses Higher Levels English Literature History of the Americas One from the Following Spanish or French Human Geography Music Standard Levels Math Studies Biology One from the following

Spanish, French or Portuguese Human Geography Psychology Music Non IB Electives Debate, Jazz Ensemble, Internship To Earn the IB Diploma Complete the following: 4,000 word Extended Essay 1,000 word Theory Of Knowledge paper.

CAS Project- 150 hours of Creativity, Action and Service. Complete all IB Internal Assessments Take exams in the 6 different subject areas Accumulate at least 24 points total in the six assessments. Assessments are graded on a1-7 point scale. Who Should Apply? IB learners strive to be: Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators

Principled Open-minded Caring Risk-takers Balanced Reflective FAQs The IB Program sounds like a lot off extra work. What are the advantages of enrolling in the IB Program?

Students with IB Diplomas, who now attend universities, report that their involvement with IB has given them the tools needed to succeed at university and to make the most of their post-secondary education. In particular, students comment on their sense of preparedness, their self-confidence, their research skills, their ability to manage their time, and their willingness to be actively engaged in their own learning. Even more importantly, they have developed a sense of the world around them, their responsibility to it, and the skills with which to embrace the complexities of life. The IBO often employs a variety of phrases to describe these traits and abilities: "learning how to learn", "life-long learners", "critical and compassionate thinkers", and, "informed participants in local and world affairs". FAQs What is the average amount of time one should expect to spend on homework each night in IB? How should we study? From one to four hours per night: your study style is your own, but it is advisable to exercise good time-management skills.

FAQs Does the IB Diploma Program satisfy my State requirements for receiving a high school degree? Yes, as long as the student meets all the requirements of the IB Diploma program, he/she will meet all the requirements for a state of Florida diploma. They will also qualify for the states Bright future program. If the student withdraws from the IB program before graduation or fails to complete the requirements demanded by the IB Diploma program, then they will need to complete certain state mandated courses such as US Government and economics. FAQs What is CAS? CAS stands for Creativity-Action-Service. In order to successfully complete

the IB Diploma Program, each student must have documented equal creative-action-service involvement in activities outside the classroom that are devoted to school, local, and, international communities. The commitment(s) should equal a total of150 hours. CAS project must take place during the eighteen months between the beginning of junior year and second semester senior year. FAQs What is the Extended Essay? The Extended Essay is a 4,000 word piece of original research conducted by each IB Diploma candidate. It is completed between first semester of junior year and first semester of senior year. The student researches and writes on a topic of his/her choosing, and has an Extended Essay Coordinator, as well as an Extended Essay Advisor to help with the essay. FAQs What is Theory of Knowledge?

Theory of Knowledge, or TOK, is a seminar-type course that explores the linkages between subject areas (courses). It is part existential, philosophical, psychological and metaphysical. It, also, is taken between second semester junior year and first semester senior year. Students submit a presentation-tape and reflective paper, in order to successfully complete the course. FAQs How does the IB curriculum compare to AP? The IB curriculum is a rigorous well balanced one. Students must complete ALL prescribed courses as well as the EE, CAS project and TOK class. It is the well rounded nature of the IB program that colleges and universities value. All IB classes are weighted the same as AP ones. Some universities give credit for passing specific IB classes just as they do AP.

IB Applications Deadline January 10, 2014 Link to applications miamibeachhigh.schoolwires.com Applications will be available starting December 1st.

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