Bend Senior High School

IB Programme


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Upcoming Events:

*IB Open House 2017 Power Point Presentation

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 19 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

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.

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 h igh school (research, analysis, conclusions, process)

*Frequently Asked Questions

* IB Pamphlet

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 YearSenior Year

English HL Y1English HL Y2

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

World ReligionsElective

Chemistry SLChemistry HL

Math HL Y1Math HL Y2

ElectiveEnvironmental Systems and Societies

ElectiveElective

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


SAMPLE B

Junior YearSenior Year
English HL Y1English HL Y2
French SLFrench HL
21st Century History SLHistory of the Americas HL
Math SL Y1Math SL Y2
Physics SLElective
ElectivePsychology SL
ElectiveElective

* 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.


Current IB Students:

* 2017-18 Testing Schedule will be posted as soon as it is available

* Summer Reading lists: IB Prep, Juniors, Seniors

(For a glossary of graphic novel terms,click here)

* Honor Code

* Extended Essay Timeline 2016-2017

* Testing Registration Form





Resources

About the IB



Contact Us

Andria Lindsey
IB Coordinator
541-355-3906