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We are pleased to offer the information below about our Land O’ Lakes High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and our Land O’ Lakes Pre-IB (feeder) Programme. As we move into the new school year, dates will be updated to reflect new schedules of presentations.


Our Application for the 2018-19 School Year Now Open!

(Additional detail below and within the application)


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IB Programme Community Information Nights

The Land O’ Lakes High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is hosting three IB Community Information Nights for prospective applicants seeking 9th grade admission in the 2018-2019 school year.  Parents and guardians of current 8th grade public, charter, and private school students are invited to attend one of the sessions offered. As well, families of students in other grades are welcome to attend and learn about the International Baccalaureate educational opportunities.

**If you missed our presentation or simply wish to review what was presented, click here!**

November 2, 2017  6:30pm to 8:00pm
Land O’ Lakes High School Mini-Theater
20325 Gator Lane
Land O’ Lakes FL 34638

November 7, 2017  6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thomas E. Weightman Middle School Cafeteria
30649 Wells Road
Wesley Chapel FL 33545

November 14, 2017  6:30pm to 8:00pm
Dr. John Long Middle School Cafeteria
2025 Mansfield Blvd.
Wesley Chapel FL 33543

At the sessions, participants will hear about the 19-year legacy of achievement held by Land O’ Lakes High School Pre-IB and IB students. Additionally, the presenters will detail the application process for current 8th grade students wishing to join next year’s incoming 9th grade class. An IB student panel will present.

The IB Programme at Land O’ Lakes serves students whose legal residence address is zoned to these Pasco County high schools: Land O’ Lakes; Sunlake; Wiregrass Ranch; Wesley Chapel; Cypress Creek; Pasco; and Zephyrhills. Transportation to and from school is available through local and satellite bus locations. We look forward to greeting the community at one of the upcoming Land O’ Lakes High School International Baccalaureate Community Information Nights.


IB Five-Year Self-Study 2017

During the course of this year, a committee of students, parents, teachers, and administrators met to discuss and author the IB Five-Year Self-Study questionnaire. Every 5 years since our IB Diploma Programme’s authorization, we reflect on our practices and philosophies and share these back in a very detailed set of documents sent to The IB. We operate in work teams to address the IB Standards to support an international education, inquiry and the related approaches to teaching and learning, international-mindedness, and the attributes of the IB Mission Statement and IB Learner Profile.

Standard A. Philosophy: The school’s educational beliefs and values reflect the IB philosophy.

Standard B1. Leadership and structure: The school’s leadership and administrative structures ensure the implementation of the IB programme(s).

Standard B2. Resources and support: The school’s resources and support structures ensure the implementation of the IB programme(s).

Standard C1. Collaborative planning: Collaborative planning and reflection supports the implementation of the IB programme(s).

Standard C2. Written curriculum: The school’s written curriculum reflects the IB philosophy.

Standard C3. Teaching and Learning: Teaching and learning reflects the IB philosophy.

Standard C4. Assessment: Assessment at the school reflects the IB assessment philosophy.

and to update our programme’s Policies…

AcademicHonesty

Assessment

Language

Special Needs / Inclusion

We are especially grateful to have partnered with our friends at Pine View Middle School – an IB MYP school and are looking forward to serving the greater Land O’ Lakes and central and east Pasco County communities as a K-12 continuum of IB learning as Pine View Elementary School makes its journey to becoming an IB PYP school.

A special thank you to the dozens of stakeholders who worked diligently to make this a successful programme reflection and to the hundreds of current and former IB students and family members who shared their input into questions essential to the growth of our students and school.


Our Application for the 2018-19

School Year Now Open!

Students and families may click the link above to begin the application process for the Land O’ Lakes High School Pre-International Baccalaureate Programme (for first admissions August 2018). The student and one parent/guardian must complete the application together. A signature from both the student and adult are required before clicking to submit.

If you missed one of our presentations, you may view the information by clicking the link soon to be provided. We shared some other information that you may read: IB Life, Courses, Next Steps. As well, we are pleased to share an IB video about the value of an IB education.

 


TELL ME ABOUT IB

Through its “Tell Me About…” series, the International Baccalaureate Programme at Land O’Lakes High School is pleased to share a range of information and presentations for the benefit of our students, their families, and our community


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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 Renewing the Commitment 2016-17 and watch a brief video.

What does it mean to volunteer, do community service, and to fulfill CAS in the DP?

Volunteerism In LOLHS PreIB & The Diploma Programme


EEIBLogoTell Me About: Extended Essay

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


FROM OUR FIVE YEAR SELF-STUDY IN 2012

 

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


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