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International Baccalaureate

THE VALUE OF THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

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IB / AP EXAM SCHEDULE MAY 2021 -NO IN-PERSON EXAMS AT CVHS

IB REGISTRATION FORM

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CAPO IB GRADS JUNE 2016
Capo IB Grads June 2016
 

ACADEMIC HONESTY AND ATTENDANCE

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10 Reasons why IB is ideal
 
 

UNIVERSITY CREDIT

Students awarded the IB diplomas gain admission to the most selective colleges and universities throughout the world, including such prestigious European institutions as Oxford and the Sorbonne as well as the finest American schools, such as Yale.   Many schools offer advanced standing or course credit to students with high scores on IB exams.
 
Institution
AP
IB
Amherst   
no
no
Caltech
sometimes
sometimes
Dartmouth
yes
yes
Georgetown
yes
yes
Harvard
yes
yes
MIT
sometimes
sometimes
Northwestern
yes
yes
Stanford
yes
yes
UCSD
yes
yes
USC
yes
yes
Yale
yes
yes
IB COORDINATOR
Dina Kubba
IB Coordinator

IB CO-COORDINATOR
Tim Garrity
Teacher

CAS COORDINATOR
Tim Garrity
Teacher

LANGUAGE A | IB ENGLISH
Frank Greger
Teacher
Ron Miller
Teacher

LANGUAGE B | FRENCH,  AND SPANISH (MANDARIN IN THE FUTURE)
Mme Khalil
Teacher
Ana Mack
Teacher
Maria Manzotti
Teacher

ARTS AND ELECTIVES - MUSIC, THEATRE, VISUAL ARTS, & PSYCHOLOGY
Kent Baker
Drawing/Painting, IB Visual Art & Animation Teacher
Tracy Hawkins
Social Science Dept Chair
Emily Tucker
Drama Teacher, Theatre Director
Andreas Waldukat
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Director of Instrumental Music- Department Chair, Visual & Performing Arts
 
THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
Tim Garrity
Teacher
INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETY
Bruce Carlisle
Teacher
Chris Dollar
Teacher
Tracy Hawkins
Social Science Dept Chair
 
BIOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL SCI., MARINE SCIENCE & PHYSICS
Stephen Cahill
Physics Teacher
Cheryl Johnson
Science Dept Chair
Susan Phelps
Teacher
 
MATHEMATICS
Kimberley Beck
Teacher
Michael Grabowski
Math Dept. Chair
Dina Kubba
IB Coordinator
 
 
TOK AND CAS
 
TOK
The Theory of Knowledge course is the central interdisciplinary core around which the subject areas of the International Baccalaureate revolve. By exploring the knowledge systems of mathematics, natural sciences, human sciences, history, the arts, and ethics through the filters of emotion, reason, language, and depth, students and teachers learn to reflect critically on these essential human processes. The course challenges students to become aware of the complexity of knowledge and to acknowledge the need to act responsibly in a global society. This, in turn, reinforces the Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) components of the IB Diploma Programme.  The TOK course requires 100 hours of instruction during the junior and senior years.
 
CAS
The creativity, activity, service (CAS) requirement takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a counterbalance to the academic self-absorption some students feel within a demanding school curriculum.  Participation in CAS encourages students to share their energies and special talents while developing awareness, concern and the ability to work cooperatively with others.  The IBO’s goal of educating the whole person and fostering more caring and socially responsible attitudes comes alive in an immediate way when students reach beyond themselves and their books.  The CAS extracurriculular component requires approximately 150 hours during the junior and senior years.