Students Embrace College Prep Program
International Baccalaureate Interest Grows
Posted: February 18, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Emily Cowing plans to attend the University of Minnesota next year to pursue a degree in chemical engineering, fully confident she’ll be able to handle the work.
At A Glance
International Baccalaureate Core
There are three primary aspects of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at the high school level:
• The Extended Essay
Asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the subjects they are studying. The world studies extended essay option allows students to focus on a topic of global significance which they examine through the lens of at least two subject areas.
• Theory Of Knowledge
Develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.
• Creativity, Action, Service
Involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the diploma programme. Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts and creative thinking. Action seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Service with the community offers a vehicle for a new learning with academic value. The three strands of CAS enhance students’ personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning and enable journeys of self-discovery.
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