Leon County Schools - Rickards High School INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE by mtc13769

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									                   Leon County Schools - Rickards High School
                          INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) PROGRAM

   The International Baccalaureate Programme is a magnet offering opened in 1994, which draws
academically motivated students from the entire Leon County school system. The students in IB represent
multiple ethnic, economic, and racial backgrounds. Rickard’s 308 IB students make up 24% of the total
population of the school.

    The curriculum for grades 9 and 10 consist of a pre-IB foundational structure designed to provide the
student with sufficient academic, analytic, theoretical, and practical skill to perform at an international level.
The 11th and 12th grade curriculum consists of comprehensive and rigorous formal curriculum sanctioned
by the IB Curriculum and Assessment Centre in Cardiff, Wales. Each course of study concludes with an
internationally standardized examination. The general objectives of the IB are to provide students with a
balanced education, to facilitate geographic and cultural mobility, and to promote international
understanding through a shared academic experience.

   In order to receive the International Baccalaureate Diploma, students must complete the curriculum as
prescribed by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). Course work for the junior and senior years
requires instruction in English (Language A), a secondary language, experimental science, social studies,
mathematics, and a sixth subject. Sixth subject offerings at Rickards include an additional language or
science, art, psychology, and theatre. Students must score successfully on IB exams in all six of these
subjects. A theory of knowledge course must be successfully completed as well. In addition, between 10th
and 12th grades students must participate in at least 200 documented hours of extracurricular creativity,
action, and service as well as write and present a supervised extended essay of at least 4,000 words.


      INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ENROLLMENT BY RACE AND GENDER (2004)



                                      9th                     10th                     11th                     12th




                                                                                                                                 Grand Total
                                      Female




                                                               Female




                                                                                        Female




                                                                                                                Female
                                               Total




                                                                        Total




                                                                                                 Total




                                                                                                                         Total
                               Male




                                                       Male




                                                                                Male




                                                                                                         Male



Caucasian                      22     23       45      26      22       48      21      13       34      19     19       37      164
African-American               12     31       43       8      21       29       2      12       14       6     11       17      103
Asian                           5      6       11       5       2        7       6       5       11       2      2        4       33
Other                           2      3        5       1       0        1       1       1        2       0      0        0         8
Grand Total                    41     63       104     40      45       85      30      31       61      27     32       58      308
Compiled from IB English Class Lists, September 2004


      The rich diversity of our student body serves to enhance the environment in the classroom. Twenty-five
different birth countries are represented in our student body including Canada, Columbia, Bangladesh, Beliz,
Bulgaria, China, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Ireland, Ivory Coast,
Jamaica, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia,
Sweden, Taiwan, Ukraine, Virgin Islands, South Africa, Thailand, Zimbabwe. Parents of the students represent
some 39 different countries. Twenty-six different languages and dialects are spoken in the homes of Rickard's
students.
              Leon County Leon County Schools - Rickards High School
                              Summary of May 2004 IB Examination Scores


               May 2004 IB Examination Scores
                                                                                                         In May 2004, the Rickards lB program
                              #
                            Cand.                                                                    graduated its six senior class. Students were
Subject             Level                7       6          5         4          3        2-1
                                                                                                     tested on Higher Level (HL) and Standard
English               HL      51                 7          16        24         4                   Level (SL). The first (HL) indicates that
Spanish               HL      1                             1                                        students have had at least 240 hours of
Spanish               SL      38         1       7          8         16         6                   Instruction; the second (SL) indicates that
                                                                                                     they have had a minimum of 150.
French                SL      4                             1          1         1         1
Latin                 SL      11         5        1         1          3                   1
                                                                                                         Students are required to take English, a
History               HL      51         5       11         17        12         6                   second language, and courses in history,
Psychology            HL      25                  3         12         7         3                   science, and math. Students are allowed to
Psychology            SL      11                            3          6         1                   choose an elected or sixth subject area, such
Chemistry             HL      16         1       8          2          4         1                   as Psychology, Visual Arts, Theater or an
Chemistry             SL      15                 7          4          2         2                   additional science, for this sixth subject.
                                                                                                     Students earning at least 24 points out of
Env. Sys.             SL      26                 5          14         6
                                                                                                     the possible 45 receive the diploma. The
Math Meth             SL      27         3       8          6          6         4
                                                                                                     results to the left indicate those students
Math Stud.            SL      35         2       6          15         6         5         1         scoring in each of those categories and
Art/Design            HL      7                  1          2          3         1                   provide the school mean.
Art Design            SL       2                            1                    1

                                             Advanced Placement Classes
      Students may pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in accordance with the curriculum
offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), Southern Association of Secondary Schools. Advanced
Placement classes are offered in World History, European History, American History, Spanish Language, French
Language, Latin Vergil, Latin Literature, Studio Art, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Calculus AB and BC. Other AP
classes are available through the Florida Virtual School. Dual enrollment is available at Florida A&M University, Florida
State University, and Tallahassee Community College including international travel programs for credit through FSU in
the Humanities.

              AP SUMMARY                     5                   4                   3                2          1        Total
              US History                     1                   2                   3               15          30         51
              Biology                        1                                       2                4          2          9
              Calculus AB                                         2                  1                                      3
              Calculus BC                    3                    3                                   1                     7
              Chemistry                      5                    3                  3                1                     12
              Env. Science                                        1                  6                           3          10
              Eur. History                   2                   11                  31              12          12         68
              Econ Micro.                                                            1                                      1
              Music Theory                   1                   1                                                          2
              Physics B                                                              5                1          2          8
              Physics C                      1                                       1                                      2
              Psychology                     1                   13                  8                6          6          34
              Span. Lang.                                         4                  4                3          14         25
              Statistics                     2                    2                                                         4
              Studio Art                                                                              1                     1
              World History                  2                   9                   22               9          3          45


AP SUMMARY                     2000               2001                2002                 2003           2004        Post High School
Total Candidates                   162                199                  201                 201         197           Class of 2004
Total Exams                        240                309                  293                 293         285         4-year college:52%
Scores>3                           108                111                  135                 136         139         2-year college:26%
                                                                                                                           other: 22%
      Leon County Schools - Rickards High School
        Prepared by Program Monitoring and Evaluation 1/2005

        INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SAT AND ACT DATA
                    1999-00 Through 2003-04


    SAT and ACT                2000   2001    2002    2003   2004

    SAT CANDIDATES              92      87     102     114     108

    Verbal Average              542    554     547     550     559

    Math Average                532    538     538     537     538


    ACT CANDIDATES              151    129     147     128     89
    Avg. Comp. Score           20.3    18.9    18.7   19.0     19.1




           INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOLARSHIPS
                     1999-00 Through 2004-05



SCHOLARSHIPS                   2000   2001    2002    2003   2004     2005


National Merit Semifinalists     7      5       3       7       8      3

National Merit Finalists         7      5       3       7       8      n/a

Commended Students               4      6       6       6       5      3

FL Academic Scholars            49      42     42      50      41      n/a

FL Merit Scholars               26      26     34      24      30      n/a

FL Gold Seal Scholars            6      6       1       6       0      n/a

National Ach. Scholars           1      2       1       1       3      0

National Hispanic Scholars       -      1       2       2       1      0




               INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SUMMARY
                       1999-00 Through 2003-04



 IB SUMMARY                           2000    2001    2002   2003     2004


Diploma Candidates                      59     45      57      65      51

Diploma Awarded                         48     38      39      49      42

Percent                                 80     83      68      75      82

Avg. Total points                       30     30      30      31      31
                    The International Baccalaureate Program (IB)
                     2002, 2003 and 2004 Examination Results
                  Prepared by Program Monitoring and Evaluation Services 1/2005

                                Summary 2002, 2003, 2004 (IB) Exam Results
Subject                                                                            School
Name                Year      Levels   # Cand.   7-6    5       4        3   2-1   Mean
English             2002        HL       57       9     29      17       2    0     4.79
                    2003        HL       65       5     26      34       0    0     4.57
                    2004        HL       51       7     16      24       4
Spanish B           2002        HL        2       0      1       1       0    0     4.50
                    2003        HL        2       0      1       1       0    0     4.50
                    2004        HL        1              1
Spanish B           2002        SL       34      7      18      17       2    0     4.91
                    2003        SL       63      16     20      15       9    3     4.62
                    2004        SL       38      8       8      16       6
French              2002        SL       23      3      6        5       8    1     4.09
                    2003        SL       12      1      3        2       5    0     3.67
                    2004        SL        4              1       1       1    1
Latin               2002        SL        0      0       0       0       0    0     0.00
                    2003        SL        1      1       0       0       0    0     6.00
                    2004        SL       11      6      1        3            1
Hist. America       2002        HL       58      15     17      20       5    1     4.77
                    2003        HL       65      12     15      27       9    2     4.46
                    2004        HL       51      16     17      12       6
Chemistry           2002        HL       27      2      6        6       9    4     3.70
                    2003        HL       20      5      6        5       4    0     4.65
                    2004        HL       16      9      2        4       1
Chemistry           2002        SL       12      1      2        2       3    4     3.64
                    2003        SL        7      2       0       2       2    1     4.00
                    2004        SL       15      7      4        2       2
Biology             2002        HL        0      0       0       0       0    0     0.00
                    2003        HL        0      0       0       0       0    0     0.00
                    2004        HL
Biology             2002        SL        0       0     0        0       0    0     0.00
                    2003        SL        0       0     0        0       0    0     0.00
                    2004        SL
Envir. Systems      2002        SL       59      15     24      18       2    0     4.92
                    2003        SL       47      11     12      16       7    1     4.53
                    2004        SL       26      5      14      6
Math Methods        2002        SL       42      11     10      14       6    1     4.67
                    2003        SL       47      14     13      15       5    0     4.83
                    2004        SL       27      11      6      6        4
Math Studies        2002        SL       15      0      3       5        6    1     3.67
                    2003        SL       28      7      7       7        6    1     4.46
                    2004        SL       35      8      15      6        5    1
Art/Design          2002        HL       13      2      2       6        1    2     4.08
                    2003        HL       11      3      5       1        2    0     3.91
                    2004        HL        7      1       2      3        1
Art/Design          2002        SL        2      0       0      0        1    1     3.00
                    2003        SL        0      0       0      0        0    0     0.00
                    2004        SL        2              1               1
Psychology          2002        HL        5       0      2       1       2    0     4.00
                    2003        HL       29       4      4      16       5    0     4.24
                    2004        HL       25       3     12       7       3
Psychology          2002        SL        7       2      2       2       1    0     4.71
                    2003        SL        3       0      1       2       0    0     4.33
                    2004        SL       11              3       6       1
Theatre Arts        2002        HL       11       0     1        7       1    2     3.64
                    2003        HL        6       1      1       2       2    0       -
                    2004        HL
Theatre Arts        2002        SL        1       0     0        0       0    1     0.00
                    2003        SL        0       0     0        0       0    0     0.00
                    2004        SL

Source: Rickards IB Program

								
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