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The Diploma Programme Seminole High School for rising sophomores. Agenda. High school transcripts Program standards The State of Florida High School Diploma PreIB/IB four year plan 2010-2011 course requests Schedule change process Stress and the IB student The IB Diploma Program

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agenda
Agenda
  • High school transcripts
  • Program standards
  • The State of Florida High School Diploma
  • PreIB/IB four year plan
  • 2010-2011 course requests
  • Schedule change process
  • Stress and the IB student
  • The IB Diploma Program
  • Communication
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Transcripts

  • Cumulative record of achievement
  • Grades recommended to continue IB
  • Colleges use as basis for admission
    • Rigor
    • Grades
    • Test scores
    • Extra-curriculars
    • Recommendations
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Transcripts

  • By semester
  • Course code
  • H/A
  • Course title
  • Grade
  • Attendance
  • Credit
  • Audit
  • Credit Denial
  • Semester GPA
  • Dist Wt GPA
  • FL St. Unwt GPA
  • Percentile Rank
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Making up credits

  • Student Incentive Program (SIP)
    • First semester “F”
    • No more than three unexcused absences second semester
    • Pass semester two
    • Pass semester two exam with a “C” or higher
  • Grades of D and F
    • Summer School at SHS
      • Courses for forgiveness, credit denial, drivers education
      • Registration forms were due April 23 (still accepting)
        • Semester 1 June 14 -July 1
        • Semester 2 July 6-22
      • One course per semester
    • Florida Virtual School
      • Courses for acceleration – Florida Virtual School
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SHS IB Program Standards

  • IB students will maintain the following standards:
    • Minimum cumulative weighted gpa of 3.0 and higher
    • Passing grade in all required PreIB, AP, and IB courses
      • Recommended that students have no grade lower than “C”
    • Adhere to the SHS IB honor code policy
    • Adhere to the SHS Code of Conduct
    • Good attendance
  • One semester probationary period if standards are not maintained.
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To Proceed to PreIB Grade 10

  • Earn one credit in each of the following:
    • English I PreIB
    • Algebra I Honors
    • Spanish or French I PreIB
    • World History PreIB
    • Biology I PreIB
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative weighted gpa
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IB Curriculum at SHS

  • IB six subjects
  • SHS six subjects
  • Course selections made from this progression.
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Summer Opportunities

  • For advancement:
    • Florida Virtual School
      • www.flvs.net
      • Create student and parent accounts
      • Add requested course
      • Notify Mrs. Craft
    • Seminole State College
      • 3.0 unweighted cumulative gpa
      • Register by April 23
      • Pass CPT or have minimum SAT/ACT scores
    • University of Central Florida
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2010-2011 course requests

  • Please review requested courses
  • Schedule change:
    • For any reason on or before June 9, 2010
      • Email, call, or submit note in writing
    • As of the first day of school, school policy:
      • Courses may be dropped and/or added during the first five days of school ONLY if one of these conditions is met:
        • 1) you have already earned credit in the course
        • 2) you failed the prerequisite for the course
        • 3) you are scheduled for too many or not enough courses
      • You may not change your schedule because you have changed your mind about a course, you took too many hard classes and now your gpa is lower, or you do not like your lunch period.
  • Choices
    • Students may exit IB within first ten days of school, at the end or beginning of a semester.
    • Choices transfer options
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To IB or not to IB

  • Leaving IB?
    • Submit a signed ‘intent to exit’ letter.
    • This decision should be made prior to June 9
      • Can be made as late as August 20 or 27*
    • When a signed “Intent to Exit” form is submitted:
      • If staying at SHS: students will receive a traditional registration form to be completed and returned to Mrs. Craft.
      • If returning to zoned school:
        • Complete SHS w/d June 9
        • Take w/d paperwork to zoned school for enrollment
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2010-2011 course requests

  • Making wise decisions
    • Goal is not to take hardest courses
    • Listen to recommendations of teachers
    • Taking seven academic classes is strongly discouraged
      • Depression/anxiety
      • Professional long-term mental health counseling
      • Parent waiver form
      • No schedule change
    • Develop your whole self, not just your academic self
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Recipe for IB Success

  • Equal parts
    • Ability
    • Desire
    • Work ethic
  • Why IB?
    • Because you want the best preparation available for college success
  • Why not IB?
    • Because you think it will help you get into a highly selective or Ivy League college
    • Because your friends are
    • Because “I’ve been in IB for five years”
    • Grades
    • Stress
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What works/What doesn’t

  • Lack of organization
    • Failure to submit assignments
    • Failure to study
    • Failure to meet deadlines
    • Failure to follow instructions
  • Lack of study skills
    • Cram and dump
    • Poor test taking skills
    • Spinning your wheels
  • Poor habits
    • Lack of sleep
    • Failure to ask for help
    • Tendency to blame others
    • Failure to attend class regularly
    • Failure to make up assignments
  • Hard work
  • Good attendance
  • Follow instructions
  • Meet deadlines
  • Take advantage of extras
  • Good study skills
  • Good test taking skills
  • Make up work after absence
  • Ask for help when struggling
  • Teacher is a partner, not an opponent
stress and the ib student
Stress and the IB Student
  • Causes of Stress
    • Procrastination
    • Lack of sleep
    • Having it all
    • Perfectionism
    • Taking too rigorous a schedule
  • Remedy
    • Document due dates in planner, make mini-deadlines to stay on track, stick to the planner.
    • No one can have and do everything. Learn to say “no”.
    • No one is perfect, turn in something.
    • Temper your enthusiasm – look within yourself.
the international baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate
  • Internationally recognized, rigorous, pre-university course of study
  • Extensive liberal arts curriculum
  • Prepares student to earn an internationally recognized diploma
  • Honored by colleges and universities through the world
  • Curriculum based on international standards and examinations that are evaluated by international educators
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Diploma candidates:Complete one course from each subject areaComplete the Theory of Knowledge courseComplete the Creative, Action, Service programComplete an Extended Essay

IB Diploma Programme

extended essay
Extended Essay
  • Compulsory for Diploma candidates
  • Begin junior year, due October of senior year
  • 40 hours
  • Independent research
  • Up to 4,000 words
  • Externally assessed
  • It provides students with an opportunity to engage in personal research in a topic of their own choice, under the guidance of a supervisor (a teacher in the school).
  • Students are expected to:
    • Plan a research project
    • Formulate a precise research question
    • Gather and interpret appropriate material
    • Structure a reasoned argument
    • Use an appropriate format & terminology
    • Apply analytical and evaluative skills
theory of knowledge
Theory of Knowledge
  • Compulsory for Diploma candidates
  • Critical thinking and integration of knowledge
  • What we know in various fields of knowledge and how we know it
  • Make connections among classroom and non-classroom knowledge and experience
  • Examine the ethics, value judgments, and belief systems of the various disciplines
  • Taken senior year
creative action service
Creative, Action, Service
  • 150 hours in three categories
    • Creative (50 hours)
      • Product created, designed, developed
      • Artistic endeavors
      • Problem solving
    • Action (50 hours)
      • Physical exertion
    • Service (50 hours)
      • Traditional concept of community service
      • Organization must be on county approved list
  • CAS fulfills Bright Futures community service requirement
  • Begin junior year and extend through March of senior year
  • One activity extends throughout the 18 month period
  • Satisfy eight learning outcomes
  • Meet with CAS advisor prior to activity to ensure approval
  • May begin August 16
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Diploma candidates:Complete one course from each disciplineComplete the Theory of Knowledge courseComplete the Creative, Action, Service programComplete an Extended Essay

IB Diploma Programme

point requirements
Point Requirements
  • Minimum points needed for IB Diploma - 24
  • IB score scale 1 - 7
    • Passing score 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Add subject scores together
    • Highest diploma score possible
      • 6 subjects x 7 possible points = 42 points
      • 3 bonus points for TOK & EE
      • Highest diploma score possible = 45
    • SHS Average – 30 to 32
      • World Average – 29.5
      • European schools looking for 32
      • Oxford looking for 39
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Don’t underestimate the value of EE & TOK

IB Diploma Results – Class of 2009

  • Out of 93 candidates, five did not earn the diploma:
    • Two of those five earned 23 points and earned no bonus points for EE/TOK.
  • Of those 88 who did earn the diploma:
    • Four students earned 23 points and received a bonus point for EE/TOK, raising score to 24.
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Sample IB Transcript

International Baccalaureate Organization

Results Summary

This is a summary of candidates results in the session May 2007

Personal Details

Candidate: May 2007 001147 299

Name: Sammy Nole

Category: DIPLOMA

Birth Date: 03 APR 1989

Subject Details

Grade Subject

4 May 2007 - English A1 HL in English

6 May 2007 – Spanish B SL in Spanish

C May 2007 – History EE in English

4 May 2007 – Hist.Americas HL in English

4 May 2006 – Psychology SL in English

5 May 2007 - Chemistry HL in English

6 May 2007 – Mathematics SL in English

B May 2007 – Theory Know. TK in English

EE/TOK points: 1

Total Points: 30

Result: Diploma awarded

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Communication

  • Progress Reports and Report Cards every 4 ½ wks
  • P.I.N. – Parent Information Network
  • Email or phone communication with teachers
    • IB Email distribution list
      • Do we have YOUR email address?
  • Parent, student, teacher conferences
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Contact us:

  • Mindi Craft

IB Counselor Grades 10-12

(407) 320-5224

[email protected]

  • Judy Gresham

IB Secretary

(407) 320-5295

[email protected]

  • Mary Cragar

IB Coordinator and Assistant Principal

(407) 320-5223

[email protected]

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