The Hexagon by ewghwehws

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									     Welcome to KAS
IB Informational Meeting
    September, 2011
Goals for this afternoon: afternoon:
            Goals for this
            • what is the IB?

            • The IB curriculum

            •3 levels of participation:
            Diploma, DP courses, and
            classes.

            •Questions and Answers
What is the IB?
               KAS Mission Statement
KAS challenges students to achieve academic
excellence and prepares them to be:
                     • Independent learners
                       Passionate, curious, critical
                        thinkers

                        • Balanced Individuals
                          Academics, arts, athletics

                        • Global Citizens
                          Aware, ethical, cooperative
         IB Learner Profile
http://www.ibo.org/programmes/profile/

                           Inquirers

              Reflective                Knowledgeable




   Well
                                                        Thinkers
 balanced

                           IB Learner


Open-minded                                        Communicators




               Caring                    Risk-takers

                           Principled
      IB Diploma – is it worth it?
• Established and prestigious college
  preparatory program.
• Recognized by universities as a golden
  standard of education.
• May be recognized for college credit.
• More and more students take on the
  challenge.
• Helps coping with the demands of college.
• It is an addition to the KAS graduation
  diploma.
         The Hexagon
                       3 HL

                       3 SL

                       TOK
                       EE
                       CAS
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      Diploma Program requirements:
              9 components
• 3 Higher Level (HL) subjects (240 hours)
• 3 Standard Level (SL) subjects (150 hours)
• 1 Theory of Knowledge course (100 hours)
• 1 Extended Essay (4000 words)
• 150 hours of Creativity, Action, Service
DP STUDENT vs. DP COURSE STUDENT
                Core Elements
• Creativity, Action and Service – 150 hours,
  opportunities at school, local and international
  community.

• Theory of Knowledge – 100 hour course on critical
  thinking and understanding.

• Extended Essay – 4000 words, 40 hours work time:
  An academic research paper written independently
  with the support of a supervisor in the same way as a
  college paper.
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Diploma Program at KAS
Three Levels of IB Participation

Diploma student                 Diploma Course
   Completes 6 Courses              student
Must score at least 24 Points    Individual certificate awarded
  Completes TOK Class                  per exam passed
   Complete CAS Hours
Completes Extended Essay



                                IB classes
  How do I choose my subjects?
The (full) DIPLOMA demands commitment

Think ahead (what do you want to study in
    college?) and talk to our counselor

     Choose your HL subjects FIRST

              Ego vs. Need
     Example of IB DIPLOMA
         2 YEAR PLAN
     Biology
HL   Chemistry
     English
                  + TOK
     Psychology
SL   Math
     Spanish
 We are here to help:
Ms Dawn Rock- HS Principal

Mr Alvaro Graña- DP Coordinador

Ms. Gloria Kao – CAS Coordinador

Dr. Leigh – EE coordinator

Ms. Lori Dietrich – Counselor

								
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