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Title: WELCOME TO THE HAINES CITY INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM!


1
WELCOME TO THE HAINES CITY INTERNATIONAL
BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM!
2
WHAT WILL I GAIN FROM TONIGHTS MEETING?
  • Zoning for the two IB schools.
  • The selection process for Polk Countys IB
    programs.
  • An overview of the IB program, including the
    mission of the organization, the components of
    the program and the course of study.
  • The advantages of being a part of the IB school.
  • Expectations for IB students and parents.

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ZONING FOR IB
  • Haines City IB Bartow IB
  • Lake Gibson Sr. Lake Wales Sr.
  • Haines City Sr. Bartow Sr.
  • Ridge Community Mulberry Sr.
  • Winter Haven Sr. Frostproof Sr.
  • Lake Region Sr. Ft. Meade Sr.
  • Auburndale Sr. George Jenkins Sr.
  • Tenoroc Sr. Lakeland Sr.
  • Kathleen Sr.

4
How did YOU get here tonight?
  • Letters were given to all eighth grade students
    who ended the 7th grade with a 3.25 grade point
    average.

5
Selection Process
  • Completed Application
  • Here are the areas for the selection matrix
  • G.P.A.
  • ReadiStep Exam
  • FCAT (ReadiStep will be counted twice for those
    who do not have FCAT scores.)

6
Organization What is the IBO mission?We are
motivated by a mission to create a better world
through education.
  • Mission
  • The International Baccalaureate Organization 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 IBO works with schools,
    governments and international organizations to
    develop challenging programmes of international
    education and rigorous assessment.
  • 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.

7
WHAT IS THE IB PROGRAM?
  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
    is a rigorous two year preuniversity course of
    study.
  • Designed for students in 11th and 12th grades.
  • Students take six IB subjects and each subject
    culminates in an exam at the end of the two
    years.
  • Students participate in a pre-IB program in
    grades 9 and 10 to develop a strong academic
    foundation for the IB Diploma Program.

8
THE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME CURRICULUM
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CURRICULUM
  • Language A- 4 credits
  • Grade 9 Pre-IB English I
  • Grade 10 Pre-IB English II
  • Grade 11 IB English III
  • Grade 12 IB English IV
  • Language B- 4 credits
  • We offer Spanish, French and German
  • Grade 9 Pre IB World Language I
  • Grade 10 Pre IB World Language II
  • Grade 11 IB World Language IV
  • Grade 12 IB World Language V
  • If you are already a Spanish speaker you will
    choose from French or German

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Curriculum, Continued
  • Individuals and Societies- 4 credits
  • Grade 9 American History Honors
  • Grade 10 AP World History or World History
    Honors
  • Grade 11 History of the Americas
  • Grade 12 Contemporary History
  • Experimental Sciences 4 credits
  • Grade 9 Pre-IB Biology I
  • Grade 10 Pre-IB Chemistry I
  • Grade 11 IB Biology II or IB Chemistry II
  • Grade 12 IB Biology III or IB Chemistry III

11
CURRICULUM CONTINUED
  • Mathematics- 5 credits
  • Grade 9 Algebra 1 and Geometry
  • Grade 10 Algebra II or Pre-Calculus
  • Grades 11 and 12 IB Math
  • Sixth Subject
  • This group includes Visual Arts, Music or
    Psychology
  • Theory of Knowledge 1 credit
  • Extended Essay of 4,000 words on a personal
    research project.

12
COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • Community service is an integral part of the IB
    program. 9th and 10th grade students are required
    to take on 2-4 projects which benefit the
    community, county, state, country or world each
    year.
  • Over the 11th and 12th grade years, students take
    on 10-15 CAS projects which benefit the
    community, area, state, country or world each
    year (creativity, action and service).

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COMMUNTY SERVICE
  • Credit for activities can begin the first day of
    9th grade and in theory never end.
  • Credit for official CAS activities can begin the
    first day of 11th grade.
  • How do you get Credit?
  • Reflections Students are expected to reflect on
    the activities they have done in anyway that feel
    represents the learning that has taken place.
    Some past reflections have been done through
    essay, picture book with notes, ongoing email
    conversations with a supervisor, video as you go
  • The activity and the reflection combine to make
    up the learning experience.

14
COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • For students participating in extra curricular
    activities
  • Students can use extra curricular activities for
    experiences such as band, JROTC competition,
    sport competition, chess competition etc.)
  • Activates must include taking on something that
    is challenging, there must be actual physical
    activity and new learning taking place.

15
RECAP OF IB DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
  • A STUDENT MUST
  • Complete courses from the six content groups
  • Take and meet the IB standards on the six exams
  • Complete the CAS requirement 10-15 quality
    reflections on experiences
  • Complete the Theory of Knowledge requirement
  • Completion of an Extended Essay

16
Transportation?
  • Yes, if you are zoned for one of the high schools
    that feed HCIB you will have transportation
    provided by the county.

17
SCHOOL HOURS
  • ITS EARLY!!!
  • SCHOOL BEGINS AT 700 AM AND RELEASES AT 140 PM.

18
Scheduling Model
  • Haines City Highs schedule is as follows
  • 1st period meets everyday
  • Followed by three 90 minute blocks that
    alternate throughout the week.

Green Day 1, 3, 5, 7 White Day 1, 2, 4, 6
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How does the IB program fit into Haines City High?
  • The IB program has a different curriculum and
    graduation requirements than the standard diploma
    track. However, students may take electives
    within the high school and of course, participate
    in all of the extra curricular activities HCHS
    offers.

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SPORTS AND CLUBS
  • Some of the clubs on campus include
  • Key Club a service organization
  • CAS Club a service organization
  • Interact Club a service organization
  • Chess Club a competitive team
  • A Team a competitive academic team
  • Drama Club
  • Ceramics Club
  • History Club
  • We also have Student Government , National Honor
    Society and National Arts Honor Society
  • .

21
SPORTS AT HCHS
  • Sports offered
  • Football
  • Baseball and Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Track and Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Weightlifting
  • Basketball, girls and boys
  • Tennis girls and boys
  • Golf, boys and girls
  • Swimming
  • Cheerleading
  • Wrestling
  • Athletic Director Mr. Michael Styles

22
Attitudes and Skills of a Successful IB Candidate
  • An eagerness to learn.
  • It is highly suggested you use a planner/calendar
    to help manage your time.

Time Management will be a deciding factor of your
success in the IB Program.
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Skills continued
  • Uses note taking as a habit.
  • Arrives to school and to class well prepared.
  • An ability to ask for help.
  • The willingness to work diligently and
    consistently for the entire four year program.

24
WHY SHOULD I BECOME AN IB STUDENT?
  • IB Candidate Schools must undergo an exhaustive
    application process for authorization to offer IB
    courses. Once authorized, schools are required to
    participate in IB professional development and be
    reviewed each five years. This ensures adherence
    to the high standards of the IB curriculum.
  • All teachers are trained by the IBO.
  • Our students are members of a small learning
    community, receiving individual attention from
    their teachers, and getting to know classmates
    well.

25
College Admissions
  • IB students often have an advantage in the
    admissions process at selective universities.
    Here are a few examples
  • With an IB Diploma, you could begin college with
    30 or more college credit hours. ( one full year
    of college)

College Overall Acceptance Rate IB Acceptance Rate
University of Florida 58 88.4
University of South Florida Univ. of Central Florida 62 95
Florida State University 70 92.9
University of Miami 44 86.9
Boston University 58 76.3
Penn State University 57 87.6
University of Chicago 42 60.3
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ADVANTAGES CONTINUED
  • Students who earn the IB Diploma qualify for the
    Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) of the Florida
    Bright Futures Scholarship Program, which is the
    highest level of assistance at Florida public
    institutions.
  • Individual attention to learning/emotional needs
    within a small nurturing learning community.
  • Opportunity to be a part of a curriculum which
    emphasizes a global perspective and encourages
    active citizenship.
  • Our diploma students are earning college credits!
  • Most of our students are starting college as
    Sophomores and beyond. In many cases that means
    you save 20,000, 30,000, 40,000

27
How Did Our First Three Graduating Classes Do?
  • The May 2012 Class 76 earned the IB Diploma
    (which is on par with the World Average)
  • All students earned multiple Course Certificates
  • Scholarships earned (these are just a few of the
    many)
  • Auburn, U. of Boston, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon,
    Drexel, FAU, Florida Southern, FSU, Fordham,
    Georgia Tech, Northeastern, Notre Dame, NYU,
    Rollins, St. Johns, U. of Cal. Berkeley, UCF, U.
    of Chicago, U. of Florida, U. of Miami, USF,
    Vanderbilt
  • Scholarships totaling over 4 Million Dollars

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WHAT NEXT?
  • If you are interested in proceeding with the
    application process, please complete the one page
    form we passed out on your way in. Please be sure
    to add the correct email address (student and
    parent).
  • If we do not receive yours tonight, we will take
    your childs name off of the list of potential
    applicants.
  • Traditional public school students will be given
    an exam called ReadiStep October 23rd.
  • Charter school and private school students will
    begin taking the exam October 25th. The exam was
    developed by the College Board.
  • Contact Elizabeth Warren for a date and time
    (information to follow)

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When will we know?
  • In late January, we will request the middle
    school grade point averages in the four core
    classes through the end of the first semester of
    eighth grade. Those items are entered into a
    formula (along with ReadiStep and FCAT) that
    determines rank.
  • Students will be notified before mid April of
    their acceptance status.

30
Questions?
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Finally!
Charter and Private School Students Only To
register for the ReadiStep Exam contact Elizabeth
Warren 534-0018 or elizabeth.warren_at_polk-fl.net.
  • Our webpage is the best place for instant
    information about our program
    www.hainescityib.com
  • International Baccalaureate Organization
    www.ibo.org (there is a link to ibo.org from
    hainescityib.com)
  • Feel free to email me with questions
    stephen.scheloske_at_polk-fl.net
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