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Land O’Lakes High School Pre-IB and IB:  What we are all about?

Please click on the presentation and video below to revisit all the important information about what it means to be part of the Land O’Lakes High School IB Program.
 
Do you have questions?  The answer may very well be here!
 
 Click here for program information.
 

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The Land O’ Lakes High School Pre-IB/IB application window is closed for 2014-15 admissions. Current applicants to grade 9 will be receiving notification of placement beginning February 17, 2014. Applicants to grades 10 and 11 will not receive confirmation until June.  If you have further questions, please email jmorgens@pasco.k12.fl.us for information.

 

 

PreIBPinLogo copyAPPLICATIONS FOR THE 2014-2015 PRE-IB PROGRAM NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Download this year’s application and save it to your computer.
Print the application and read all sections carefully.
Complete Section II by selecting the link in the application itself or here.
Complete the printed pages for Sections III, IV and V – all must be signed and dated as indicated.
Bring the signed and dated pages to the writing and mathematics sample on December 7, 2013 starting at 8:30am.

It is important that prospective Pre-IB students and their family member(s) complete the application process together.  Applications close at 8:30am Eastern Time on December 7, 2013.

 

2014 Application to the Pre-IB Program at Land O’ Lakes High School

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    In October, eligible 8th grade students at area middle schools will be invited to a presentation about the Land O’ Lakes High School International Baccalaureate Programme and how to apply. (Typically, students in Algebra 1 classes are invited, as this course is a key pre-requisite for applying to the program.)  Students only.

  • In November, we invite families and community members to evening presentations to learn more and ask questions.  See schedule below.
  • The application process will open on October 15, 2013 with a due date of December 7, 2013.  The link to apply will not become available until October 15, 2013. Check back on this page at that time.
  • On December 7, 2013, applicants are required to come to Land O’ Lakes High School for a writing and mathematics sample (an essay and a set of algebra questions).

Applications are reviewed for the following:

  • Algebra 1 (for high school credit) completed in middle school with a grade of A or B; preferably at the honors level
  • 3.0 or higher average in all courses; preferably 3.5
  • 3.0 or above on writing sample conducted at Land O’ Lakes High School
  • Passing score on mathematics sample conducted at Land O’ Lakes High School
  • Above average performance on standardized / state / end of course tests
  • Clear school behavior and citizenship history; strong attendance history

ibPre-IB Information Sessions for Families and Community

All sessions begin promptly at 6:30pm and end at 7:30pm

November 4, 2013 – Land O’ Lakes High School

November 7, 2013 – Dr. John Long Middle School

November 12, 2013 – Thomas E. Weightman Middle School

November 14, 2013 – Pasco Middle School

Did you miss out on attending one of the information sessions? Just want to review what we shared? Please click here to download our presentation!

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Tell Me About: Ten Reasons Why IB

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

Ten reasons why the IB Diploma Programme is Ideal Preparation for University and Success in Life.

  1. It offers academic breadth and depth.
  2. Colleges value students with meaningful experiences beyond the classroom.
  3. It’s a qualification recognized by universities around the world.
  4. It creates independent learners and strong writers.
  5. It cultivates an international mindset.
  6. It assesses more than examination techniques.
  7. IB students have proven time management skills.
  8. The IB encourages critical thinking.
  9. Subjects aren’t taught in isolation.
  10. And MORE reasons from the IB Learner Profile characteristics!

Click here for Tell Me About IB Ten Reasons

Tell Me About: The IB Core

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The International Baccalaureate Programme focuses on developing students’ strengths academically and as caring global citizens. The academic subjects surround the experiences of our students, while the IB Core lies at the heart of what we do in becoming the people who will lead our communities forward.

Tell Me About: The IB Core is an overview of Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, and Creativity-Action-Service, which together assist our International Baccalaureate students to grow in attaining the characteristics found in the IB Learner Profile.

Please visit back often as we expand our Tell Me About series concerning the key aspects of the IB experience.

Click here for Tell Me About: IB Core

 

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Tell Me About: Creativity-Action-Service

International Baccalaureate students engage in a rigorous, university-level curriculum with a unifying element of becoming a successful, caring, global citizen.  In addition to their courses, students:

Engage in critical analysis through the authoring of an Extended Essay.
Participate in the Theory of Knowledge course to evaluate how human beings make sense of their world and experiences.

Perform Creativity-Action-Service, or CAS, a service/leadership component of the full IB experience.
At the beginning of their junior year, Land O’ Lakes IB students and families are introduced to CAS and begin on the road to taking part in this fulfilling work.

To find out more about CAS, download and view this Land O’ Lakes High School CAS presentation and watch a brief video.

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The International Baccalaureate Programme focuses on developing students’ strengths academically and as caring global citizens. The academic subjects surround the experiences of our students, while the IB Core lies at the heart of what we do in becoming the people who will lead our communities forward.

Tell Me About: Extended Essay provides an understanding of the process for conducting an original, authentic, academic investigation in an area of interest to the  student.  Students work with an advisor who guides the development of the research question and challenges the student to deeply examine and reflect upon the manner in which the study has been conducted.

Please visit back often as we expand our Tell Me About series concerning the key aspects of the IB experience.

Click here for Tell Me About: Extended Essay

IB Five-Year Self-Study Committee Reunites to Celebrate!

This past June, the IB Five-Year Self-Study Committee submitted its report to IBO detailing the growth and progress of the Land O’ Lakes High School International Baccalaureate Programme, its policies, and plans for future development.  IBO responded positively, recognizing the many ways that our school and its teachers meet or exceed IB standards in order to offer a dynamic, sustainable program of study to students.  The Committee reconvened on February 8, 2013 to share the IBO response, recognitions, and commendations.  Joining us were committee members from the faculty and administration, parents and students.  Of special note, Joanne Hurley, who participated on the Self-Study Committee as the School Board representative, and Mr. Kurt S. Browning, Pasco’s Superintendent of Schools, attended the meeting.

Please click below to see the meeting agenda, the IBO response summary, and the meeting presentation.

LOLHS IB FIVE YEAR Results Presentation Web

LOLHS IB Five Year Debrief Summary Meeting

LOLHS IB Five Year Debrief AGENDA Meeting

 

Please click on the links below for information about LOLHS Advanced Curriculum Options!

Advanced Curriculum Expectations

AP and IB Presentation (February 2013)

Volunteerism During the Pre-IB Years and CAS During the IB Diploma Years

Academic Honesty and Malpractice Information

MAY 2014 EXAMINATIONS INFORMATION

Download the LOLHS IB & AP Exams app for iPhone and Android

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Please click on the links below for information about LOLHS Advanced Curriculum Options!