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ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE, CHALLENGING AND INTELLECTUALLY STIMULATING COURSES OF STUDY AVAILABLE

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  1. ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE, CHALLENGING AND INTELLECTUALLY STIMULATING COURSES OF STUDY AVAILABLE

  2. MAIN HIGH SCHOOL TRACKS IN THE U.S. UNIVERSITY IB DIPLOMA HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA 12TH GRADE AP AP IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM 11TH GRADE 11TH GRADE AP STUDENT RETREAT 10TH GRADE 10TH GRADE 10TH GRADE 9TH GRADE 9TH GRADE 9TH GRADE STUDENT RETREAT “REGULAR” HIGH SCHOOLS AP COURSES IB DIPLOMA

  3. A rigorous college-preparatory program: • Inspired by best European pedagogical practices • Balanced, multicultural, coherent curriculum • Promotes international understanding, social responsibility, critical thinking and independent learning • Recognized by universities in the U.S. and around the world • Our long experience of the IB: • The IB was introduced at International in 1978 • International is the 91st of 2,000 “IB World Schools” • The only full IB Diploma school in San Francisco • An increasingly popular program: • Over 100,000 candidates worldwide • Rapid growth in the U.S. (50% of worldwide candidates)

  4. TWO-YEAR IB COURSES OFFERED • 3 types of language courses: • Literature • Literature and Language • Language acquisition • French • Chinese • Spanish • Italian • German • Art • Visual Arts • Theater • Film • Music • Second Experimental Science • Chemistry • Second Social Science • Economics • Business & Management • Information Technology • Third Language • Spanish • Italian • Chinese • German ENGLISH LITERATURE 2nd LANGUAGE ELECTIVE MATHEMATICS SOCIAL SCIENCE EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE History (in English or French) Geography Business & Management (online) Information Technology (online) Standard Mathematics Intermediary Mathematics Advanced Mathematics Biology (in English or French) Physics (in English or French) Chemistry Environmental Studies

  5. 3 CORE REQUIREMENTS COLLEGE-LEVEL RESEARCH PAPER (4000 words max) EXTENDED ESSAY THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE CREATIVITY-ACTION-SERVICE EPISTEMOLOGY COURSE (2 hrs/wk) OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM: ARTS, SPORTS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE (minimum 50 hrs of each over 2 years)

  6. CLEAR LEARNING OUTCOMES Explore concepts, ideas and issues of local/global significance (e.g. international perspective) Develop natural curiosity (e.g. Extended Essay, independent projects) Show empathy, compassion and respect towards others (e.g. CAS program) Evaluate different of points of view (e.g. source evaluation, ToK)

  7. SCIENCES SOCIAL SCIENCES EE TOK CAS EE TOK CAS LANGUAGES ART EE TOK CAS EE TOK CAS

  8. LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: TRIPS & EXCHANGES LINGUISTIC TRIPS (CLASSES + HOMESTAY) CULTURAL / SERVICE TRIPS Recent destinations CULTURAL EXCHANGES • Students can select one trip per year

  9. COLLEGE ADMISSION Cumulative data since 2008 Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Brown, MIT, Cornell, Columbia, Brown (admission rate < 10%) UC Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Boston Univ., USF, Univ. of Washington, City College (admission rate > 50%) UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC NYU, Northwestern, McGill (admission rate 10-25%) UC Davis, UC San Diego, Oberlin, UC Santa Barbara, Skidmore, GWU (admission rate 25-50%)

  10. BENEFITS OF THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM • RIGOROUS COLLEGE-PREPARATORY PROGRAM • INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE • BALANCED & INDIVIDUALIZED CURRICULUM • EMPHASIS ON RESEARCH & CRITICAL THINKING • COLLEGE-LEVEL RESEARCH PAPER (EXTENDED ESSAY) • CREATIVITY-ACTION-SERVICE PROGRAM “Many schools (…) prefer the IB approach: IB students are ''more authentically educated'' than their AP counterparts, who use ''brute memory, not thinking'' to get through exams that are generally half multiple choice.” “Diploma for the 'Top of the Top'; International Baccalaureate Gains Favor in Region”, , 6/21/03

  11. www.internationalsf.org/IB antoined@frenchamericansf.org