International Baccalaureate (IB)
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MISSION STATEMENT:
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.
To this end the organization 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.
- The International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) is an internationally recognized curriculum that offers 11th and 12th grade students an opportunity to earn the IB diploma.
- The program is offered in over 3000 schools in over 100 countries and serves over 900,000 students.
- The IB program began at Lubbock High School in 1999 with the first graduating class of 2002. That graduating class of 16 students is the largest class of all first year programs.
- To earn the IB diploma students complete and test in 6 IB subjects, write an extended essay, complete volunteer hours, and participate in Theory of Knowledge (TOK).
- This curriculum is specifically designed to meet the challenges of living and working in today's global, technological world.
- IB students are truly prepared for college and beyond.
- LISD is planning to expand the IB Programme to Roscoe Wilson Elementary(PYP) and Hutchison Middle School (MYP). This is truly exciting!!
What Does The IB Program Provide?
- The IB curriculum provides a broad based arts experience for the college-bound student.
- Educational experiences with a well-rounded, highly academic course of study emphasizing the development of the total individual.
- Favorable admission into universities around the world.
- In- Depth exploration of the study of human behavior and the process of educational inquiry.
- In state supported colleges and universities in the state of Texas, students who earn an IB diploma and score at least a 4 in all six areas will be awarded 24 hours of college credit towards their degree.
- Students may earn more than 24 hours of college credit---last year one IB Diploma recipient earned 54 hours of college credit from the University of Texas , Austin. Another IB grad earned 51 hours from Texas Tech University and is a Terry Scholar. Amounts awarded vary from college to college.
- Elite colleges look quite favorably upon the IB as evidenced by the number of LHS IB grads who attend Cornell, Columbia, University of Texas Honors programs, William & Mary, University of Chicago, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UC, Berkeley, and other elite programs.
How Do I Earn The IB Diploma?
During their junior and senior years a student must complete all course requirements and demonstrate mastery in each of the following six areas of study:
- Language A -English
- Language B -A second language ( Spanish, French, Latin, German)
- Individuals and Societies - History ( History of Americas/World Topics)
- Experimental Sciences ( Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
- Mathematics ( Academic Pre-Cal, Pre-AP Pre-Cal, Calculus, Statistics, Math Studies, Mathematics SL)
- Sixth Area Subject ( a second science, IB Visual Arts, Computer Science, IB Psychology, IB Music, a second foreign language)
How Do I Apply To Be An IB Diploma Candidate?
There will be an informational meeting for interested 10th graders during the Spring semester, 2013.We are contemplating adding Mandarin Chinese to the IB Program----are you interested??
Phone: (806) 766-1464