IB Announcements

  • NOVEMBER 29 PRESENTATION

    Below is a link to the slides presentation from this evening's IB program.  Next week, I will be posting a Screencasify presentation with a voiceover narration by both me and Mrs. Bast

     

    IBDP & IBCP PRESENTATION W/O NARRATION

     

     

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  • IB MAY 2019 EXAM SCHEDULE

    Below is a link to the IB Exam Schedule for May 2019.  Please note that English SL/HL and Physics HL have papers on Friday, May 17 before graduation.  We know that this is not ideal, but it is unavoidable.  Also, please note that IB exams will extend after graduation.  Please do not plan to take a celebratory vacation until AFTER your final IB exam date.  The IB will not grant any requests to reschedule an exam, including the exams on graduation day.

     

    2019 IB EXAM SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS

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  • IB Exam Registration Fees: 

    The following fees apply to the date that you SUBMIT your registration form to Mrs. Bast or Mrs. Siebe.  

    Prior to Nov 15

    Reg: $172

    Test: $119 each

    Between Nov 15 & Jan 15

    Reg: $230

    Test: $157 each

    After Jan 15: 

    Reg: $493

    Test: $269 each

    Remember!  No refunds will be granted after JAN 15 for canceled exams!

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  • IB NEWSLETTERS Each month, all parents will receive a newsletter via email with an overview of IB news and events.  In order to recieve this email you must ensure that your proper email address is listed in Aspen and that you have "opted in" for messages from the school.  In addition to the email, all newsletters will also be posted here.  We hope that this newsletter will increase our community's understanding of how IB works at West High!

     

     2018-19 NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

    August Newsletter

     

    September Newsletter

     

    October Newsletter

     

    November Newsletter

     

    December Newsletter

     

    January Newsletter

     

    February Newsletter

     

    March Newsletter

     

    April Newsletter

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  • MAGNET TRANSFER SCREENING PROCESS: The transfer request window closed in February and screening is now closed as well.  If you were unable to screen to qualify for a Program of Study transfer to West, please inquire with the KCS Transfer Office regarding summer transfer request options.

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  • IB Information Sessions/Tours with the district IB Facilitator are currently closed for the remainder of the school year. If you would like additional information or if you need information regarding our IB programming, please email Shannon Siebe at shannon.siebe@knoxschools.org.

     

     

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  • Twitter Accounts to Follow!

    @IBMrsSiebe: All things IB in Knox County Schools

    @WestHighIB: All things Diploma Programme at WHS

    @RebelIBProjects: All things Personal Project

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  • Shannon Siebe, District IB Facilitator
    MYP and DP Coordinator
              shannon.siebe@knoxschools.org          
    @IBMrsSiebe
    Sarah Bast, IB Counselor
                sarah.bast@knoxschools.org              
      @westhighIB
     
     

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KCS IB POLICIES

International Baccalaureate Explained

What is IB?

  • The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a comprehensive, rigorous program of advanced studies that demands the best from motivated students. IB students study a broad spectrum of subjects and engage in research and experiential learning through school, community and international activities. In the forty years since its founding, the IB Diploma Programme has become a symbol of academic integrity and  intellectual promise, recognized by leading universities in the United States and throughout the world.

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    West High School's IB Diploma Programme, authorized in 2011, aims to provide a balanced education, facilitate geographic mobility, and promote international understanding through a shared academic experience. Our IB exam results compare favorably to other IB World Schools and our students are widely accepted at competitive universities across the United States.

    Students not zoned for West High School are able to apply for a "Program of Study" transfer.  You no longer need to use the "magnet transfer" application for West High School.   Please contact Shannon Siebe for more information regarding the transfer process.

     

    International Baccalaureate Programme Statistics- 2018-19
    38 11th graders are currently pursuing the full diploma
    48 12th graders are currently pursuing the full diploma.
    188 WHS students are registered to take one or more IB exams in May 2019
     
    International Baccalaureate Programme Statistics- 2018
    62% of Diploma Candidates earned the IB Diploma (28 out of 45)
    262 IB certificates were earned in 2018.
     The class of 2018 had 45 Diploma Candidates and 134 Certificate students.
     589 IB exams were given in 2018.
    The Class of 2018 earned $10 million in scholarships
     
    International Baccalaureate Programme Statistics- 2017
    50% of Diploma Candidates earned the IB Diploma (13 out of 26)
    277 IB certificates were earned in 2017.
     The class of 2017 had 26 Diploma Candidates and 122 Certificate students.
     520 IB exams were given in 2017.
    The Class of 2017 earned $8.8 million in scholarships
     
    International Baccalaureate Programme Statistics- 2016 
    77% of Diploma Candidates earned the IB Diploma (20 out of 26)
    143 Certificates were earned in 2016.
     The class of 2016 had 26 Diploma Candidates and 113 Certificate students.
     419 IB exams were given in 2016.
    The Class of 2016 earned over $9 million in scholarships
     
    International Baccalaureate Programme Statistics- 2015 
    74% of Diploma Candidates earned the IB Diploma (14 out of 19)
    107 Certificates were earned in 2015.
    The class of 2015 had 19 Diploma Candidates and 85 Certificate students.
    277 IB exams were given in 2015.
    The Class of 2015 earned over $9 million in scholarships.