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

     

    IBDP & IBCP PRESENTATION W/ VOICEOVER- COMING SOON

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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.

     

    MAY 2019 IB EXAM SCHEDULE

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  • IB Exam Order Forms

    The final day to turn in IB Exam Order and financial request assistance forms was November 15.  You may still register for exams after this date, but the exam and registrtion fees will have increased.  If you need financial assistance, please complete the separate form and submit with the order form.  If your child has an IEP or 504 and needs special acommodations on their IB exams, please indicate that on the order form as well. Contact Shannon Siebe at shannon.siebe@knoxschools.org with questions.

    MAY 2019 EXAM ORDER FORM

    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE REQUEST

    PLEASE REMEMBER THAT STUDENTS MUST SIT FOR THE IB EXAM TO RECEIVE THE 5 POINTS ON THEIR FINAL COURSE GRADE IN MAY.  THIS IS A TN STATE REQUIREMENT.

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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!

     

    August Newsletter

     

    September Newsletter

     

    October Newsletter

     

    November Newsletter

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  • MAGNET TRANSFER SCREENING PROCESS: Once you have applied for a magnet transfer to West High School, you will be contacted regarding a mandatory academic screening.  The dates for these screenings are: December 12; January 9, 23; February 7, 20; and March 7.  These screenings consist of writing an essay from a prompt and ACT Science Reasoning multiple choice questions.   Please see the essay grading rubric for your reference:  IB MAGNET ESSAY GRADING RUBRIC

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  • IB Information Sessions/Tours with the district IB Facilitator will only be available once/month in the 2018-19 school year.  In addition, the number of available spots for each session are limited due to space limitations in the presentation room.   Please visit the link below to view available spots and sign up.  If you would like additional information, please email questions to Shannon Siebe at shannon.siebe@knoxschools.org.

     

    IB Info Session Tour Sign Up

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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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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.