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history of the international baccalaureate ib
History of the International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • The International Baccalaureate (IB) was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation
  • A group of talented, forward-thinking teachers at the International School of Geneva, with the assistance from several other international schools, created the IB Diploma Programme.
  • Started as a single programme for internationally mobile students preparing for university studies
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History of the International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • The programme in the early days consisted of a common pre-university curriculum and a common set of external examinations for students in schools throughout the world, seeking to provide students with a truly international education
  • The first IB schools were predominantly private international schools and a very small number of private national institutions and schools belonging to state education departments
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History of the International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • This has changed over the years and today over half of all IB World Schools are state schools.
  • Carrying forward the ideals and dreams of the IB founders, the organization exists to provide high quality education for a better world
  • Today, the programme has grown into three programmes for students aged 3-19
international baccalaureate ib governance structure
International Baccalaureate (IB) Governance Structure
  • Board of Governors
  • 15 to 25 members
  • Director General (CEO)
  • Senior Leadership Team
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International Baccalaureate (IB) Governance Structure
  • Non-Profit Foundation registered in Switzerland
  • IB Headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Three IB Regions and each administered by a regional office
  • IB Americas, Africa/Europe Middle East, and Asia/Pacific
international baccalaureate ib mission statement
International Baccalaureate (IB) 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.
  • To this end the organization works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment
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International Baccalaureate (IB) 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.
maynard jackson high school mission statement
Maynard Jackson High School Mission Statement
  • Ensure the academic achievement of all students at high levels
  • Establish supportive rapport and positive relationships
  • Empowerstudents and staff to focus on instruction and student development as critical thinkers, responsible citizens, and lifelong learners
  • Engage families and the community in supporting and sustaining high achievement
ib size
IB Size
  • The IB works with 3,157 schools in 140 countries to offer the three IB programmes to approximately 909,000 students
  • In the US, 90% of IB schools are public schools; 30% are Title I eligible
ib schools
IB Schools
  • There is no “typical” IB School, nor is there a “typical” IB student
  • IB schools are small and large, private and public, urban and rural
  • The numbers of IB World Schools are increasing by approximately 15% annually
other ib countries
Other IB Countries
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
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Other IB Countries
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
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Other IB Countries
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran, Islamic Republic OF
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Itlaly
  • Jamaica
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Other IB Countries
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Korea, Republic OF
  • Kuwait
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic OF
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
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Other IB Countries
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian Territory, Occupied
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
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Other IB Countries
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Swaiziland
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Other IB Countries
  • Sweden Zambia
  • Switzerland Zimbabwe
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania, United Republic OF
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands, U.S.
three programmes offered
Three Programmes Offered
  • The Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students aged 3 to 12 started in 1997 and is now offered by 764 IB World Schools
  • The Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11 to 16 started in 1994 and is now offered to 876 IB World Schools
  • The Diploma Programme (DP) for students aged 16-19 started in 1968 with first examinations in 1970 and is now offered by 2,215 IB World Schools.
what makes ib unique
What Makes IB Unique?
  • Offer a Continuum of Education consisting of three programmes
  • Proud reputation for High Quality education sustained for over 35 years
  • Encourage International-Mindedness in IB students (first students must develop an understanding of their own cultural and national identity)
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What Makes IB Unique?
  • Encourage a positive attitude to learning by encouraging students to ask challenging questions, critically reflect, develop research skills, learn how to learn and participate in community service
  • Ensure programmes are accessible to students in a wide variety of schools – national, international, public, and private, through a unique relationship with IB World Schools worldwide
ib learner profile
IB Learner Profile
  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-Takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective
ib diploma programme
IB Diploma Programme
  • The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a rigorous two-year pre-university course that leads to examinations, for motivated students.
  • Aimed at 16 to 19 year olds in the final two years of high school (junior and senior year)
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IB Diploma Programme
  • Diploma students take six subjects (usually one from each subject group)
  • Plus they write a 4,000 word extended essay, complete a course in theory of knowledge, and complete a number of creativity, action, and service (CAS) projects
  • The Diploma is well recognized by the world’s leading universities
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IB Diploma Programme
  • Alternatively, students can opt to take individual certificates in one or more subjects
  • Around 100 languages are available in groups 1 and 2, with 29 subjects in groups 3 to 6). Most subjects are available at higher level (HL) and standard level (SL)
  • The IBCC is a new initiative that aims to add in international dimension to school’s career offerings.
ib diploma programme curriculum
IB Diploma ProgrammeCurriculum
  • Three of the six subjects are studied at higher level (240 teaching hours)
  • The remaining three subjects are studied at the standard level (courses representing 150 teaching hours)
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IB Diploma ProgrammeCurriculum
  • In addition the programme has three core requirements that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding
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IB Diploma ProgrammeCurriculum
  • The extended essay is a requirement for students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the subjects they are studying
  • Theory of knowledge is a course designed to encourage each student to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining different ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language and reason) and different kinds of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical)
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IB Diploma ProgrammeCurriculum
  • Creativity, action, and service requires that students actively learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom. Students can combine all three components or do activities related to each one of them separately
ib diploma programme students must
IB Diploma Programme Students Must:
  • Complete I.B. Coursework
  • Complete Internal Assessment Activities
  • Complete External Formal Exams (Take and pass exams in all six subjects)
ib diploma programme curriculum example
IB Diploma Programme Curriculum (Example):

Group 1 – The Native Language – English

Group 2 - Foreign Language Mandarin, French, or Spanish

Group 3 – Individuals and Societies History or Economics

Group 4 – Experimental Sciences Biology or Chemistry

Group 5 – Math III Honors or another Higher Level Math

Group 6 – The Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts or an “alternative”

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IB Diploma Programme Students Must:
  • Complete an Extended Essay, a research paper of about 4,000 words, within 1 year (40 hours per student and 4 hours per teacher)
  • Take 2 semesters of coursework in Theory of Knowledge and submit essays for assessment.
  • Complete 150 hours of “CAS” activities. CAS stands for Creative, Action and Service.
ib scores
IB Scores
  • IB Scores range from 1 to 7
  • 7 = Excellent
  • 6 = Very Good
  • 5 = Good
  • 4 = Satisfactory
  • 3 = Mediocre
  • 2 = Poor
  • 1 = Failure
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20 to 30 percent of the final grade is decided by the teacher (internal assessment scores)

  • Based on performance using IB criteria
  • Students demonstrate what they know and must perform satisfactory or greater in all six subjects
  • 24 points required for an IB Diploma and 45 is the highest attainable score
IB Scores
ib data
  • 59 IB World Schools in Georgia
  • 9 IB World Schools in Atlanta Public Schools
  • 7 PYP Programmes
  • 1 MYP Programme
  • 1 Diploma Programme
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  • The overall Diploma pass rate is broadly consistent year to year.
college and university recognition
College and University Recognition
  • IB Diploma and certificate students can earn college and university course credit
  • “Diploma Programme students are well-rounded, multifaced, multiskilled and have studied in depth. They have good time-management skills. They score higher than students in other national systems, and the IB Score is worldwide the same measure”
  • Hrilina Lock, undergraduate admissions manager, London School of Economics, UK
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College and University Recognition
  • “The challenging nature of the IB Diploma is good preparation for university. The self-discipline that you acquire from studying a breadth of subjects in such depth assists you in achieving the learning outcomes required by universities”
  • Natasha Reurts,
  • 2006 IB Graduate
  • University of Sydney, Australia
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College and University Recognition

Note: Base numbers are indicated in parentheses. Only universities with more than 20 total IB applicants are included. The acceptance rates for “all applicants” were provided by each respective institution. All rates are for incoming Freshman Fall 2002.

are you and your student s ready for the commitment of ib
Are you and your student(s) ready for the commitment of IB?
  • Must be MOTIVATED
  • Good Time Managers
  • Actively involved in School
  • Active in the Community
why maynard h jackson high school why not
Why Maynard H. Jackson High School? Why not?
  • Program objectives are consistent with our priorities in providing an academically challenging and balanced program of education that prepares our students for post-secondary options and beyond
  • We valued our connection with the universities and colleges as an effective and efficient bridge for secondary education
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Why Maynard H. Jackson High School? Why not?
  • College Board recognized Maynard Jackson as a 2011 Advanced Placement (AP) Honors Schools
  • 2011 AP Challenge School
  • Students earned $4,119,722 in Scholarships
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Why Maynard H. Jackson High School? Why not?
  • 2010 Gates Millennium Scholar
  • In 2008, US News and World Report recognized Maynard
  • Jackson as a 2009 America’s Best High Schools
  • In 2008, Dr. Carter was named one of Georgia’s 112 High Performance Principals
why maynard h jackson high school
Why Maynard H. Jackson High School?
  • We are committed to the promotion of international understanding through education, as expressed by the standards and practices of the IBO Program
  • We will promote an intercultural understanding and respect, not as an alternative to a sense of cultural and national identity, but as an essential part of life in the 21st century
faculty staff and stakeholder support
Faculty/Staff and Stakeholder Support
  • Our faculty and staff and stakeholders are excited and very interested in the IB Diploma Programme
  • Atlanta Public Schools is in full support of Maynard H. Jackson High School completing the process for authorization as an IB World School
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Faculty/Staff and Stakeholder Support
  • Our strategic action plan includes continuous IB training for teachers
  • The Maynard H. Jackson High School Leadership Team and officials from OHS and APS attended an IB Orientation on March 8, 2011 at The Atlanta International School (IB World School, all Programmes)
how maynard h jackson high school will be authorized and reviewed
How Maynard H. Jackson High School will be authorized and reviewed?
  • Consideration Phase
  • (6 months)
  • Contact IB Regional Office
  • Identify Resources for Implementation
  • Gain Support from teachers, Principal, School District and students
  • School officials attend an IB Orientation
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How Maynard H. Jackson High School will be authorized and reviewed?
  • Consideration Phase
  • (6 months)
  • Inform IB of intention to apply
  • Prepare and submit interested school form to IBO.
  • Order IB Publications
  • Contact and visit IB World Schools offering the Diploma Programme
  • Designate a coordinator
  • Develop a strategic plan for implementation
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How Maynard H. Jackson High School will be authorized and reviewed?
  • Consideration Phase
  • (6 months)
  • Identify and begin sending teachers and other staff to category 1 workshops
  • Prepare and submit Application for Candidacy
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How Maynard H. Jackson High School will be authorized and reviewed?
  • Candidate Year 1
  • (12 months)
  • Work with an IB appointed IB consultant for a two-day on site visit and 20 remote hours
  • Continue attendance at category 1 workshops
  • Set up teacher accounts on the Online Curriculum Centre (OCC)
  • Organize collaborative planning and teaming
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How Maynard H. Jackson High School will be authorized and reviewed?
  • Candidate Year 1
  • (12 months)
  • Develop course outlines
  • Prepare and submit the Authorization Application
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How Maynard H. Jackson High School will be authorized and reviewed?
  • Candidate Year 2
  • (12 months)
  • Review documentation for the authorization visit
  • Train all teachers proposed to teach Diploma Programme at the category 1 workshop by the time implementation as an authorized school
pre ib at maynard h jackson high school
Pre-IB at Maynard H. Jackson High School
  • The 2011-2012 Grade 9 students will have an opportunity to apply to be enrolled in the Pre-IB classes
  • Students will continue Pre-IB enrollment in Grade 10
  • Grade 11 will start the IB Diploma Programme