Grade 8-9 Transition Information:
Cameron Heights Grade 8 Night Tuesday Nov 20 7:00-8:30 pm
The IB programme allows students to explore their personal and academic interests via the International Baccalaureate model. Depending on their post-secondary aspirations and learning goals, students have the option of completing individual IB courses or completing the full IB Diploma. Both program options are valuable and should be chosen based on individual student needs.
Students are introduced to the IB experience in Grade 9 through the preparatory IB Studies Programme. This program is designed to familiarize students with all aspects of IB programme, and at the same time to provide an invigorating classroom atmosphere with others who have a similar focus. Students move throughout the school in congregated groups in both their Grade 9 (English, French, Math, Science and Geography) and their Grade 10 (English, French, Math, Science and History) classes.
These preparatory courses, designed to prepare and to further evaluate students for entry into the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in the senior grades, cover the Ontario Curriculum and provide enrichment in content and skills development. The pace of learning is accelerated, and the curriculum is enriched with an international perspective. In Grade 11, students may continue into the IB Diploma Programme if they have maintained an overall average of 75 percent in their preparatory IB Studies credits and upon the recommendation of their teachers.
The application period for current grade 8 WRDSB students opens in November 2018. Please submit the following:
- IB Application–ON LINE –Print your confirmation and include it with the following documentation:
- Grade 7 FINAL Report Card with percentage grades (or your most recent report with marks)
- Application fee (non-refundable)
- Late applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Please Note: The $50 application fee is due with the submission of the IB Application package, by January 18, 2019. Application fees are non-refundable. More detailed information regarding fees for Grade 8 students can be found below. Fees are subject to change each year.
Parent Information Package- http://schools.wrdsb.ca/chc/files/2014/05/Parents-FAQ-about-IB.pdf
COURSE SEQUENCING CHART
The Course Sequencing Chart Gr 9 to 12 IB explains which courses need to be taken in each year of IB. It should be reviewed carefully.