District Programme of Choice: equal access for all qualified SD 43 grade 9~12 students • 120 seats available in the IB Foundations courses for incoming grade 9 students • 120 seats available in the IB Foundations courses for continuing and new grade 10 students • • • • Internationally renowned and widely respected continuum of programmes with standards set and maintained by the IBO. “The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.” “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.” The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. The programme is normally taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world's leading universities. www.ibo.org For motivated and talented students who want to learn in a challenging environment of likeminded peers Balanced Risk-takers Caring Has a high degree of personalization and flexibility Increasing challenge appropriate to the learning needs of motivated students. Diploma Programme is considered to be equivalent to first year university standing © International Baccalaureate Organization 2012 • • Core subjects of English, Second Language (French, Spanish, Mandarin, or Japanese), S.S., Math and Science. Wide variety of electives available in visual arts, tech ed, foods, textiles, music and the performing arts. • All IB Foundations courses include the material required for the BC curriculum in Grades 9 and 10 including preparation for the grade 10 and 11 Provincial exams. • These are preparatory courses for success in the IB Diploma, incorporating philosophy and attitudes of IB IB Foundations English 9 IB Foundations Second Language 9 IB Foundations Social Studies 10 (9 & 10 SS Dogwood curriculum) IB Foundations Science 9 IB Foundations Math 9 Two Grade 9 Electives P.E. 9 Music as a 9th option Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 (Group 6) IB Foundations English 10 IB Foundations Second Language 10 Group 2 IB Foundations Social Studies 11 IB Foundations Science 10 IB Foundations Math 10 Two Electives Physical Education 10 Planning 10 (on-line cohort) Music as a 9th option Group 1 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 (Group 6) IB English 11 IB Language 11 and IB Language 12 One of: IB Geog 11/ IB Hist 11/ IB Econ 11 One of: IB Bio 11/ IB Chem 11/ IB Phys 11 IB Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 IB Art 11/IB Film 11 IB CAS 11 TOK 11 Group 1 Group 2 Group Group Group Group 3 4 5 6 Note* Students may take an additional course from groups 2-4 in lieu of group 6 (Languages, Geography, History, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics). Programme of Choice yearly costs are: Grades 9 and 10: $275. Grades 11 and 12 Diploma Programme Courses: 1 course- $50 2 courses- $100 3 or more courses- $275. Exam fees: (Grades 11 and 12) Exam fees are calculated according to the number of exams minus the programme fee paid in September. For example: 5 Grade 12 exams= $650-$275 Diploma fees equal approximately $375 • Grade 9 and 10 Foundations students are expected to undertake the entire programme. Grade 10 numbers are brought up to 120 students by application. • At the end of Grade 10, IB students are expected to continue as full Diploma students or may choose to pursue individual Diploma Programme Courses (individual IB subjects). Access to the IB Diploma programme courses in grades 11 and 12 is open to any PMSS student who qualifies through teacher recommendation but is limited by availability. • Step 1: Determine the best choice to meet your educational needs. • Step 2: Obtain a copy of the application package from PMSS. • Step 3: Complete all parts of the application package and, if possible, be sure to include teacher report in the sealed envelope signed by the teacher. • Step 4: Submit completed application packages to PMSS by the deadline – 4 pm on Thursday, January 24th. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. • Step 5: Proceed with your regular programming at your assigned secondary school. DO NOT register for Cross Boundary transfer. If accepted to the IB, we will take care of this for you. • Step 6: Attend the testing session Saturday, January 26th, 2013 from 8:30am to 1:00pm at PMSS. • Step 7: All applicants will be notified by email indicating whether their applications were successful or not, beginning February 14th, 2013. • Students who are offered a seat will have until February 20th to accept and return the Statement of Commitment to PMSS by email, fax or in person. • A waiting list will be kept until September in the event that openings become available over the course of the year. • Step 8: Attend Course Selection and Registration session at PMSS on February 21st at 7 pm. • Letter about January 26 Assessment Mathematics/Problem Solving Assessment Reading Assessment Writing Assessment Interactive Problem Solving Assessment Saturday, January 26th, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. • Personal Information and Student/Parent Declaration • Student Form: Self Reflection– see IB Learner profile • Student Form: Extracurricular Background • Confidential Teacher Report: teachers will need ample time to complete and will need Student: Self Reflection to comment upon Confidential Teacher Report This form is to be filled out completely by one (or two teachers working together) who are responsible for making sure the report remains confidential. Please put the completed report in the provided envelope, seal, sign, and return it to the applicant. The applicant will then include it in their application package to be returned to Sean Lenihan, IB Coordinator at Port Moody Secondary. Applicants must provide ample time for the teacher to complete the form. The teacher sponsor may obtain feedback from other teachers but the student must not be included in the process. Please consider the Student Form: Self Reflection when completing this report. The student should have the Self Reflection completed before giving you the teacher report to complete. Student’s Name: ______________________________ Grade _____ School _______________________ Teacher’s Name: _____________________________ Courses: ______________________________ Teacher’s Name: _____________________________ Courses: ______________________________ Is this student an honour roll recipient? yes no (top 10%) Best I have encountered in my career. Excellent above average) Very Good (well Good (above average) Average No evidence to assess Personal Traits Below Average Compared to other students, how would you rate this student in terms of his or her personal and academic traits? Please consider these criteria carefully. Motivation to Succeed Creative, Original Thought Self-Confidence Attentiveness Welcomes Challenges Handles Constructive Criticism Discipline Handles Stress Time Management Academic Traits General Knowledge Acquires Concepts Easily Generates Ideas Independence, Initiative Written Communication Skills Oral Communication Skills Disciplined Work Habits – homework / task completion Organizational Skills Reading Speed / Comprehension Please see other side. If your teacher is unable to get this completed and back to you in time, they may email it to me directly by January 30th or drop it off at the school themselves. Questions and Answers!!!!