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GREEN LAKE HIGH SCHOOL. International Baccalaureate Programme. MISSION STATEMENT. 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.

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GREEN LAKE HIGH SCHOOL

International Baccalaureate Programme


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MISSION STATEMENT

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.


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MISSION STATEMENT

The organization works with schools, governments and international organizations

to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.


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MISSION STATEMENT

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences,

can also be right.


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In sum….

A strong emphasis on the ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship.


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Who are IB Students?

  • 573,000 Students Worldwide

  • 125 Countries on 5 Continents

  • at 2,146 IB World Schools


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Angola Antigua/Barbuda Argentina Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belgium Bermuda Bolivia Bosnia/Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei-Darussalam Bulgaria Cambodia Canada Cayman Islands Chile China Columbia Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Guam Guatemala Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Korea Kuwait Lao Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia Malawi Malaysia Malta Mauritius Mexico Monaco Mongolia Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands Netherlands-Antilles New Zealand Nicaragua Nigeria Norway Oman Pakistan Palestinian Territory Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tanzania Thailand Togo Trinidad/Tobago Tunisia Turkey Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands US Zambia Zimbabwe


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Three High Quality IB Programmes

  • The Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students aged 3 to 12 focuses on the development of the whole child in the classroom and in the world outside.

  • The Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11 to 16 provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills taught through traditional school subjects.

  • The Diploma Programme(DP) for students aged 16 to 19 is a demanding two-year curriculum leading to final examinations and a qualification that is welcomed by leading universities around the world.


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The Diploma Programme

Junior and Senior Year

Two Year Curriculum

Prepares Students to

Ask challenging questions

Learn how to learn

Develop a strong sense of own identity & culture

Develop ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures


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What Courses Must a Diploma Program Candidate Take?

  • 1. Language A1

    • English SL/HL (World Lit)

    • 2. Second Language

    • French SL/HL

    • Spanish SL/HL

    • 3. Individuals & Society

    • History SL/HL

    • 4. Experimental Sciences

    • Biology SL/HL

    • Environmental Systems SL

    • 5.Mathematics & Computer Sciences

    • Math Studies SL

    • Math SL

    • 6. The Arts

    • Music SL

    • Visual Arts SL/HL


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Choosing Subjects for a Diploma

  • 6 Subjects must be selected.

  • 1 Subject must be selected from each group 1 – 5.

  • A sixth subject can be selected from group 6, or can be selectedfrom groups 1-5.

  • 3 Subjects at HL (240 hours) and 3 Subjects at SL (150 hours).

  • One or two subjects at SL may be completed at the end of the first year.


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6 Subjects: 3 at HL and 3 at SL

  • 1. Language A1

    • English SL/HL (World Lit)

    • 2. Second Language

    • French SL/HL

    • Spanish SL/HL

    • 3. Individuals & Society

    • History SL/HL

    • 4. Experimental Sciences

    • Biology SL/HL

    • Environmental Systems SL

    • 5.Mathematics & Computer Sciences

    • Math Studies SL

    • Math SL

    • 6. The Arts

    • Music SL

    • Visual Arts SL/HL


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Assessments

  • Graded on a scale of 1 to 7 points

  • Maximum of 3 points for EE/TOK

  • Total of 45 points possible

  • Diploma is awarded to a candidate whose total score is 24 (minimum) and 45 (maximum).

    Provided:

  • CAS, TOK, EE have been completed

  • There is no grade 1 in any subject

  • There is no grade 2 at HL

  • There is no more than one grade 2 at SL

  • There are no more than three grades 3 or below.

  • Etc. (additional specified conditions)


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Assessments

  • Internal (performance graded by Green Lake teacher)

    • Oral exercises in language subjects

    • Projects

    • Student portfolios

    • Class presentations

    • Practical laboratory work

    • Mathematical investigations

    • Artistic performances

  • External (performance graded by IB examiners)

    • World Literature assignments (Lang A1)

    • Written tasks for foreign language (Lang A2)

    • Essays for Theory of Knowledge

    • Extended Essay

    • Examinations


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Grade 9 (MYP)

English 9 (same)

Algebra/Geom 1

US History (same)

Biology

For Lang: French/Span

Phy Ed/Health

Elective

Grade 10 (MYP)

English 10 (Cmp1/Am Lit)

Algebra/Geom PreCalc

American Government

World History

Chemistry

For Lang: French/Span

Physical Education

Elective

Grade 11 (DP)

Group 1: World Literature

Group 2: French/Spanish

Group 3: History

Group 4: Math St/Math SL

Group 5: Biology/Env Science

Group 6: Band/Choir/VisualArt

Required: TOK (2nd Sem)

Grade 12 (DP)

Group 1: World Literature

Group 2: French/Spanish

Group 3: History

Group 4: Math St/Math SL

Group 5: Biology/Env Science

Group 6: Band/Choir/VisualArt

Required: TOK (!st Sem)

Elective

Four Year Plan for Grade 9 Student


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Grade 9 (MYP)

English 9 (same)

Algebra

US History (same)

Biology

For Lang: French/Spanish

Phy Ed/Health

Elective

Grade 10 (MYP)

English 10 (Cmp1/Am Lit)

Algebra/Geom 1 or PreCalc

World History

Chemistry

For Lang: French/Spanish

Physical Education

Elective

Grade 11 (DP)

Group 1: World Literature

Group 2: French/Spanish

Group 3: History

Group 4: Math St/Math SL

Group 5: Biology/Env Science

Group 6: Band/Choir/VisualArt

Required: Amer Gov’t/TOK

Elective: (Physical Education?)

Grade 12 (DP)

Group 1: World Literature

Group 2: French/Spanish

Group 3: History

Group 4: Math St/Math SL

Group 5: Biology/Env Science

Group 6: Band/Choir/VisualArt

Required: TOK (1st Sem)

Elective: (Physical Education?)

Four Year Plan for Grade 10 Student


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Three Core Elements

  • TOK: Theory of Knowledge

    • Studying the nature of knowledge

    • 100 hours over 2 year period

    • Assessment: Give a presentation and submit an essay on one of 10 titles

  • EE: Extended Essay

    • Topic of personal interest

    • Limit of 4000 words

  • CAS: Creativity, Action, Service

    • Arts/other experiences; Physical exertion; Volunteer experiences


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EE: Extended Essay

  • Topic of personal interest

    Approved Subject

    Teacher to supervise directly

    Approximately 40 hours

  • Limit of 4000 words

  • Complete by mid-senior year


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TOK: Theory of Knowledge

  • 100 hours of teaching over 2 year period

  • Study the nature of knowledge

  • Class presentations

  • Essay of 1200–1600 words


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TOK: Theory of Knowledge

  • Essay Questions: 1200–1600 words

    • As a TOK student, what criteria do you use to distinguish between knowledge, opinion and propaganda?

    • Do questions like “Why should I be moral?” or “Why shouldn’t I be selfish?” have definitive answers?

    • Compare and contrast knowing a friend to knowing how to swim, knowing a scientific theory and knowing a historical period. What conclusions about the nature of knowledge can you reach?


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Counterbalance to academic world designed to develop attitudes and values

Approximately 150 Hours over two years

Approximately 3 Hours each week

Cannot be an activity where a grade or monetary reward is received

Submitted in January of Senior Year

CREATIVITY

Creative Activity

In/Out of School

Ex: Plays; Set Design;

Ex: Design service project

ACTION

Participation in Sports, etc.

In/Out of School

Ex: Tai Kwon Do; Football

Ex: Expeditions; Intn’l Projects

SERVICE

Community Service

In/Out of School Projects

Ex: LEAP Leader; Heifer Int’l; Hospital/Nursing Home Volunteer

CAS: Creativity/Action/Service


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CAS Assessment

  • Meet with CAS Advisor for ongoing reflection.

  • Critical reflection paper on entire CAS experience.


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A Lot of Work!


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The Benefits!

  • IB encourages students to set and achieve ambitious goals.

  • IB enables students to compete effectively in an international arena.

  • IB provides an interesting, stimulating and challenging curriculum.

  • IB students may earn preferential admission status at many selective colleges/universities.

  • IB students may earn up to one full year of college credits at many selective colleges/universities.

  • IB Students who received the IB diploma have the highest rates of bachelor’s degree attainment (80%).


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IBO Public Website

www.ibo.org


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What Are Your Questions?


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