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Click here to begin the application process for the Land O’ Lakes Pre-International Baccalaureate Programme 2015-16. The student and one parent/guardian must complete the application together. A signature from both the student and adult is required before clicking to submit.

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Scroll down for information about the application process, middle school student presentations, and community evening presentations. We hope to see you there!

ibPre-IB Information Sessions for Families and Community

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

October 28, 2014 – Land O’ Lakes High School (Mini-Theater)

October 30, 2014 – Dr. John Long Middle School (Cafeteria)

November 6, 2014 – Thomas E. Weightman Middle School (Cafeteria)

If you are not able to attend one of these sessions, click IB Community Presentation Fall 2014 to download the presentation.

 

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

 We will be starting in October with presentations to our current middle school 8th graders. As well, we will post dates for Community information sessions to be held in November. There will be a current year’s presentation uploaded soon. The application will be uploaded for access on October 15. You are invited to view the video below for a look at what it means to be part of the Land O’Lakes High School IB Programme.
 

PreIBPinLogo copyAPPLICATIONS FOR THE 2015-2016 PRE-IB PROGRAM NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Use the link above to input your application. Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 6, 2014 for the Writing and Math Sample day. We begin promptly at 8:30am, so arrive early to be seated. The session will wrap up at 10:30am, so arrange your transportation accordingly. Only student applicants are permitted in the building. Bring blue or black ink pen, pencil, and lined writing paper.  No dictionaries. No calculators. No advanced preparation needed.

It will be 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 6, 2014.

 

 

2015 Application Process for 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, 8th grade students in Algebra 1 classes are invited, as this course is a key pre-requisite for applying to the program.) Geometry students in 8th grade are also invited. Students only.

  • In late October and early November, we invite families and community members to evening presentations to learn more and ask questions.  The schedule is posted above.
  • The application process will open on October 15, 2014 with a due date of December 6, 2014.  The link to apply is available above. Applicants will receive an email confirmation when the application is properly submitted (check inbox and spam folders).
  • On December 6, 2014, 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). The morning will end at 10:30am. See further information immediately above.

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; preferably 4.0
  • Passing score on mathematics sample conducted at Land O’ Lakes High School
  • Above average performance on standardized / state / end of course exams
  • Clear school behavior and citizenship history; strong attendance history

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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 Junior_Orientation_Night_presentation 091014and 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.

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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

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