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Queensbury Union Free School District International Baccalaureate Programme. Douglas W. Huntley, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools. Queensbury Union Free School District. Founded in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation Strong pre-university curriculum

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queensbury union free school district international baccalaureate programme
Queensbury Union Free School District

International Baccalaureate Programme

Douglas W. Huntley, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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Queensbury Union Free School District
  • Founded in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation
  • Strong pre-university curriculum
  • Common internal and external assessments
  • International Mindedness
  • Strong Rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum

Background and characteristics of IB:

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Queensbury Union Free School District

Learner Profile:

Inquirers Open-Minded

Knowledgeable Caring

Thinkers Risk-Takers

Communicators Balanced

Principled Reflective

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Queensbury Union Free School District

Students must:

  • Have strong work ethic
  • Embrace learning
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Queensbury Union Free School District

Teachers must be:

  • Passionate about self-improvement
      • For students
      • For their discipline & an interdisciplinary approach
      • To teach at highest levels
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Queensbury Union Free School District

Parents must be:

  • Encouraging
  • Supportive
  • Partners
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Queensbury Union Free School District

IB provides opportunities to students in two ways.

  • Students may take individual IB courses and earn certificates, similar to AP courses.
  • Students may choose to earn the IB Diploma in addition their high school diploma.
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Queensbury Union Free School District
  • Recognized by colleges around the world
  • Students improve upon strengths, confront challenges
  • Learn time management
  • Research and writing in all curricular areas
  • Center of the hexagon

Advantage of the full IB diploma:

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Queensbury Union Free School District

The Curriculum

To earn the diploma:

  • 3 HL courses (2 years)
  • 3 SL courses (1 year; some

are more than 1 year)

  • Complete center of hexagon
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Queensbury Union Free School District

Creativity Action and Service (CAS)

  • CAS takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies
  • 150 hours over two years of planning, implementation, reflection
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Queensbury Union Free School District

Some CAS examples:

  • Designing and implementing service projects
  • Individual and team sports
  • Expeditions
  • Local and international projects
  • Helping people with special needs
  • Visiting hospitals
  • Working with homeless
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Queensbury Union Free School District

Extended Essay:

  • 4000 word or fewer, original research essay
  • Represents research and writing skills expected by universities
  • Researched and written during junior and senior year
  • Opportunity to work with a teacher/mentor
  • Opportunity to investigate a topic of special interest to the student
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Queensbury Union Free School District

Theory of Knowledge:

Areas of Knowledge

Natural Sciences

Ways of Knowing

Human Sciences

Mathematics

Reason

Emotion

Language

Perception

History

Ethics

The Arts

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