Bend Senior High School

IB Programme


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Upcoming Events:

April 20 or 21: IB Proctor Training" Wednesday, April 20 at 6:00 pm or Thursday, April 21 at 8:30 am Robert D. Maxwell Building

April 28: IB Exams begin April 28, 2022. Get your IB Testing Calendar HERE

May 26: CAS Barbeque for IB Diploma Senior Students" Thursday, May 26 at 5:00 pm

June 8: IB Diploma Graduation" Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00 pm

IB Information for Students and Families:

***Information for Bend-La Pine Schools Area Change Request process and application

What is IB?

Bend High is proud to be able to offer the International Baccalaureate program to all students interested in studying more rigorous classes that adhere to an international standard. The programme was established at Bend High in 2010 and has continued to grow. We currently have over 20 teachers teaching 23 unique IB subject classes with over 400 students taking one or more of those classes. There are two paths that students can choose from here at BSH. The first path is to take individual IB classes and decide to test in that subject for a certificate. The second path is to commit to the full IB Diploma, which in it's simplest form is taking six classes over the course of their Junior and Senior year and fulfilling other program requirements.

The International Baccalaureate programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically

More about IB

BSHS IB Course Offerings

International Baccalaureate Overview

Why take IB classes?

Numerous colleges and universities recognize that IB Diploma and Certificate students are well-prepared for college coursework and, as a result, may award college credit, scholarships, or, more rarely, even sophomore standing for certain scores on the IB Diploma. Do check specific university websites to review their policies.

* BSHS Academic Pathways: English español

Other reasons to take IB classes:

* Most rigorous course study at Bend High, great preparation for post-high school

* Teaches time management and priority setting

* Students learn how to prepare for a high stakes test and the strategies for performing well

* Gain the experience of writing college level papers in high school (research, analysis, conclusions, process)

*Frequently Asked Questions

* BSH IB Pamphlet

* IB Dual Credit Breakdown for State Universities

* Sample College Credits in Oregon

The Diploma Option:

The DP (Diploma Programme) curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

*Sample schedule for a diploma student

SAMPLE A


Junior Year Senior Year

English HL Y1 English HL Y2

Spanish SL Y1 (level 4) Spanish SL Y2 (level 5)

World Religions Elective

Chemistry SL Chemistry HL

Math HL Y1 Math HL Y2

Elective Environmental Systems and Societies

Elective Elective

* All students take Theory of Knowledge all year long as a rotator both years.


SAMPLE B

Junior Year Senior Year
English HL Y1 English HL Y2
French SL French HL
21st Century History SL History of the Americas HL
Math SL Y1 Math SL Y2
Physics SL Elective
Elective Psychology SL
Elective Elective

* All students take Theory of Knowledge all year long as a rotator both years.

What is CAS?

IB requires students to spend time developing themselves outside of the academic classroom. Students choose activities in the three areas of creativity, action and service. Learn more.


Extended Essay

IB requires students to write an extended essay on a topic of their choice within an IB subject that they have studied. Students have advisors that are staff members at BSH and trained to mentor them throughout the process. Learn more.

BSHS IB Alumni Student Profiles

Current IB Students:

* May 2022 Exam Schedule

* Honor Code Survey

* 2021-2022 Test Registration Form




Resources

About the IB

Contact Us

Ms. Kitt
IB Coordinator
541-355-3906

Mr. Hutter
IB Coordinator
541-355-3866