Benefits of the IB Diploma Programme

Report
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Programme at
Miami Beach Senior High
Carlos Rodriguez
IB Coordinator
Mission
• 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.
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 increasinglyglobalized 21st century
economy.
• Your child will be encouraged to ask
the tough questions, to reflect
critically, and to develop formidable
research skills—to learn how to learn.
And IB programme encourage
community service—so 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
sophomore standing.
Benefits of the IB Diploma
General vs. IB College Acceptance Rates
• 2011 Date from IBO Report
School
Brown University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth University
Duke University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
MIT
IB Acceptance Rate
17.0%
12.0%
29.0%
21.0%
25.0%
21.0%
11.0%
16.0%
School Acceptance
Rate
19.2%
13.9%
47.0%
26.7%
36.2%
28.5%
12.2%
23.1%
Benefits of the IB Diploma
• 2011 Date from IBO Report
School
IB Acceptance
Rate
Northwestern University
Princeton University
University of Florida
University of Miami
UNC- Chapel Hill
PENN
University of Virginia
33.0%
11.0%
58.0%
44.0%
35.0%
21.0%
39.0%
School
Acceptance
Rate
48.8%
17.2%
88.4%
86.9%
57.6%
31.6%
55.9%
Yale University
13.0%
14.3%
Acceptance Rates to Colleges
• Most Colleges acceptance rates hit new lows in 2012
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/some-2012-college-admissionsrates-hit-new-lows/2012/04/03/gIQA5ElIuS_blog.html
IB at Miami Beach Sr. High
• Five out of the last seven National Merit Semi Finalists are IB
students. Past two years.
• Twenty Eight Senior IB Students in 2012
– Fifteen earned honors as Summa Cum Laude, the top 5%
of the class.
– Ten graduated Magna Cum Laude, top 10% of class and
– Three were recognized as Cum Laude, top 20% of the class
with a 4.0 GPA or higher.
IB Seniors College Acceptances 2012
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University of Michigan
Cornell University
Duke University
University of Texas- Austin
Northwestern University
Tulane University
Wake Forest University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgetown University
University of California- Berkeley
Vanderbilt University
University of Maryland
University of Southern California
Syracuse University
• Boston College
University of Wisconsin- Madison
• Boston University
• New York University
• University of Miami
University of Florida
Emory University
George Washington University
IB Diploma Programme at a Glance
• The IB Diploma Programme is an
academically challenging and balanced
program of education with final examinations
that prepares students for success at university
and in life beyond, normally for students aged
16-19.
IB Diploma Programme at a Glance
IB Diploma Curriculum Programme
Freshmen
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Honors English 1
Honors English 2
AP English Literature
IB English HL
AP World History
AP European History
AP US History
Honors Biology or Honors
Chemistry
Honors Chemistry or
Honors Physics or AP
Biology or AP Chemistry
AP Chemistry or IB
Biology SL
IB History of Americas
HL
IB Chemistry HL or IB
Biology SL
Spanish 1 or higher or
Portuguese 1 or higher
Spanish 2 or higher or
Portuguese 2 or higher
Honors Geometry or
Honors Algebra 2
Honors Algebra 2 or Pre
Calculus
IB Spanish HL/SL, IB
Portuguese SL, IB French
HL/SL
IB Math Studies SL or IB
Mathematics SL
IB Spanish HL/SL, IB
Portuguese HL or IB
French HL/SL
IB Mathematics SL or IB
Math Studies SL
Pre-IB Inquiry Skills
Elective
IB Psychology SL, IB
Music HL/SL or IB Human
Geography HL/SL
Elective
Elective
Extended Essay/TOK
IB Psychology SL , IB
Music HL/SL or IB
Human Geography
HL/SL
TOK/Test Prep
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
IB Program
Science- Engineering- Medicine
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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
• Higher Levels
• Standard Levels
• English Literature
• History of the Americas
• Math Studies
• Biology
One from the Following
• Spanish or French
• Human Geography
• Music
• Spanish, French or Portuguese
• Human Geography
• Psychology
• Music
Non IB Electives
Debate, Jazz Ensemble, Internship
One from the following
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:
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Inquirers
Knowledgeable
Thinkers
Communicators
Principled
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Open-minded
Caring
Risk-takers
Balanced
Reflective
Apply at: www.miamibeachhighschoolwires.com
FAQ’s
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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".
FAQ’s
• 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.
FAQ’s
• 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 state’s
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.
FAQ’s
• What is “CAS”?
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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.
FAQ’s
• What is the “Extended Essay”?
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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.
FAQ’s
• What is “Theory of Knowledge”?
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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.
FAQ’s
• 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 11, 2013
• Link to applications
– http://miamibeachhigh.schoolwires.com/6277101
1814933420/site/default.asp

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