International Baccalaureate at North Eugene High School
Please consider the following information as you complete
your schedule for the 2013-14 school year.
While all students at North Eugene will take IB Literature and History courses their junior and senior years, some students choose to pay fees and register to take IB tests, either for the full IB diploma or for IB certificates in individual subject areas.
What are the advantages of pursuing the full IB diploma?
- Opportunity to have an academic challenge
- Chance to be measured on an international standard
- Ability to compete for admission to colleges and universities
- Education that will enable you to transition easily into university level work.
- Possibility of earning college credit (Imagine starting college with sophomore standing!)
Who should pursue the IB diploma?
- Students who seek an academic challenge
- Students with good time management skills
Can a student take only a few IB exams?
- Yes! Students who feel strong in only certain areas may take certificate tests
- IB certificate testing is done only during the senior year
- Students can earn college credit in subjects where they test
What courses are available to me as an IB student?
- Group 1 IB Literature
- Group 2 IB Japanese or IB Spanish
- Group 3 IB History of the Americas
- Group 4 IB Biology or IB Chemistry
- Group 5 IB Math
- Group 6 IB Theater, IB Music, or IB Film Studies
What are my choices for IB?
- Take IB classes only with the designation on the transcript—no testing
- Take IB classes and certificate test in one or more subject areas
- Complete the full IB diploma—six subject area tests, IB Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, Creativity, Action and Service (CAS)
What are the scheduling implications?
To be eligible for the IB Diploma, students must:
You can certificate test in any subject area without completing the requirements for the IB full diploma.
Complete the following requirements in junior year—
- Take and pass IB Literature of the Americas (1st year)
- Take and pass IB History of the Americas (1st year)
- Take an pass an IB elective course (junior or senior year) —Film Studies, Music or Theater
- Begin IB Theory of Knowledge (3rd trimester)
- Begin study of an IB science—Bio or Chem (3rd trimester)
- Be on track to complete a 5th year of Spanish or Japanese junior or senior year
- Be on track to complete IB Math (Pre-Calculus) by junior or senior year
- Begin IB Extended Essay
- Begin Creativity, Action and Service hours
Complete the following requirements in senior year—
- Take and pass IB 20th Century Literature (2nd year)
- Take and pass IB 20th Century History (2nd year)
- Finish IB Theory of Knowledge (1st trimester)
- Finish IB Bio or Chem (1st and 2nd trimester)
- Finish (or have finished) IB Spanish or IB Japanese
- Finish (or have finished) IB Math
- Complete IB Extended Essay
- Complete Creativity, Action and Service hours
Whom should I contact for more information?
Instructional Program Administrator/IB Coordinator
For more information about IB check out the website for the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO): www.ibo.org