The International Baccalaureate Program Westerville South High School
Why International Baccalaureate? IB opens doors to our students • High quality learning experiences. • Internationally recognized curriculum
An excellent foundation • College Preparatory Curriculum. • Courses are regularly revised. • Designed with college and career in mind.
Highlights of the IB Program • Dynamic, 21st century curriculum • Student-driven, collaborative study is required • Internationally normed assessments • Frequent and detailed feedback from teacher to teacher. • School and teacher flexibility.
Collaborative Problem Solving: Group 4 Science Projects IB Students • Jesus Aguilar • Anna Aylor • Tommy Mengesha • Abhaypal Singh • Lilly Tesfai
Jennifer Marckovich Admissions Counselor
Entry requirements and application process • The average acceptance rate of IB students into university/college is 22 percentage points higher than the average acceptance rate of the total population. • The acceptance rate of IB students into Ivy League institutions (Princeton, Yale, Brown, Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania) is between 3 and 13 percentage points higher compared to the total population acceptance rate.
Entry requirements and application process How did you use your participation in the IB Diploma programme as part of your application?
Entry requirements and application process Is the program/course that you will be undertaking at this university/college your first choice? – IB certificate (inner circle) versus IB diploma (outer circle) Is the university/college you will be attending your top choice? – IB certificate (inner circle) versus IB diploma (outer circle)
The IB and University Success On average, IB students’ GPAs drop 0.5 points from High School to College compared to 1.0 for general education students.
Two Choices for South Students 1. IB Diploma Program 2. Choose one or more individual courses **Administratively placed students must take two courses per year in 11th and 12th Grades.
How does the Diploma Program work? Students take seven IB Courses in the last two years of high school.
Liberal Arts Curriculum: Choose one of each. Category 1: Native Language Studies Category 2: Global Language Category 3: Social Science Category 4: Experimental Sciences Category 5: Math Category 6: Visual/Performing Arts (or alt.) Core: Theory of Knowledge, CAS, EE
Higher and Standard Levels: Choose three of each. Higher Level (HL) • HL courses are always taught over two years. • Survey and in-depth study. • Student-led project Standard Level (SL) • SL Courses may be taught over one or two years. • Survey of subject. • Student-led project
The Academic Core: You don’t have a choice. • Theory of Knowledge • Creativity, Action, Service • Extended Essay
A Sample Schedule 1. HL English Lit 2. HL Spanish 3. HL History/US Government 4. SL Physics 5. SL Math Studies 6. SL Art 7. Theory of Knowledge
Another Sample Schedule 1. HL English Lit. 2. SL Spanish Ab Initio 3. SL Psychology (Junior Year) 4. HL Chemistry 5. HL Math 6. SL Physics (option 6) 7. Government (Senior Year) 8. Theory of Knowledge
Who is an ‘IB Student’ • College-bound • Strong work-ethic* • Enjoys school* *Compared to typical peers
How do we participate? • Administrative Placement Application • Administratively Placed Students must take two IB courses during 11th and 12th grades. • Take honors courses during 9th and 10th grades to be best prepared. • Take rigorous courses during 9th and 10th grades (honors, global language).
IB Participation Requirements 1. Students must pass all State Mandated Tests 2. Administratively placed students must provide their own transportation. 3. It is strongly recommended that students take several honors courses before beginning IB Coursework.
For More Information International Baccalaureate Organization ibo.org Email Mike Hinze firstname.lastname@example.org
Westerville City Schools IB Fund Agenda: Solving the funding problem for IB A few frequently asked questions How you can help! Feb 2014
Westerville City Schools IB Fund What is the purpose of the WCSIB Fund? Raise awareness of the benefits of the IB Program Encourage enrollment Sustain the program by supplementing district general funds with private funding Feb 2014 IB Informational Meeting
Westerville City Schools IB Fund In other words . . . Support IB today. Preserve opportunity for tomorrow’s IB scholars. Feb 2014 IB Informational Meeting
Westerville City Schools IB Fund Why are you raising money? With the failure of the November 2011 levy, over $200,000 was eliminated from the General Fund for IB A new budget was established for the sustainability of the IB program, with operational funds coming from private fundraising Feb 2014 IB Informational Meeting
Westerville City Schools IB Fund What is your fundraising goal? Our goal is to raise ~$20,000 per year Donations help to offset the annual IB program fee, student testing fees, and postage for test grading Feb 2014 IB Informational Meeting
Westerville City Schools IB Fund What is the future of IB in Westerville? The Westerville City School Board agreed to accept incoming IB students (current sophomores) based on the structure and momentum of the WCSIB Fund initiative Future sustainability for younger grades is dependent on the success of WCSIB to raise supporting money annually and grow IB enrollment Feb 2014 IB Informational Meeting
How can I support the WCSIB Fund? • Join the Booster group! • Meetings on the second Thursday of each month @ 7pm • You can serve as a committee member - helping with budgeting, event organizing, communications, and fundraising How you can help! Feb 2014 IB Informational Meeting
How can I support the WCSIB Fund? • Additionally, your financial commitment will help underwrite costs for all incoming IB students • Donations can be made via The Columbus Foundation https://tcfapp.org/donation • Enter “WCSIB Fund” as the Fund Name How you can help! Feb 2014 IB Informational Meeting
Questions? Feb 2014 IB Informational Meeting