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IMPORTANT DATES

October 15 to December 10, 2016: Application Link Open

December 10, 2016 by 8:00am: Application completion due date

December 10, 2016 8:30am -10:30am – Come to Land O’ Lakes High School to complete the Writing and Math Sample (see application for details)

January 31, 2017: If you attend a school OTHER THAN a public, non-charter school in Pasco, have semester 1 grades and transcripts delivered to the Land O’ Lakes High IB Office.

mid-February 2017: Invitations to the Land O’ Lakes High School Pre-IB begin being sent to applicants. 


Our Application Will Open October 15, 2016

In October, 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 2017). 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.

In case you miss one of our IB Community Information Night presentations (to be announced shortly), we will post a link to the presentation that you can download and view.


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The 2016-17 Application Process for the Pre-IB Program at Land O’ Lakes High School is Now Open 

  • 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 November, we invite families and community members to attend one of three evening presentations to learn more and ask questions. (Dates to be announced.)

  • The application process opens October 15, 2016 with a due date of December 10, 2016.  The link to apply is above and will be made active at that time. Applicants will receive an email confirmation when the application is properly submitted (check inbox and spam folders).
  • On Saturday, December 10, 2016, all applicants are required to come to Land O’ Lakes High School for a writing and mathematics sample (an essay and a set of Algebra 1/Semester 1 questions). The session will run from 8:30am to 10:30am.

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

 October means presentations to our current middle school 8th graders. As well, we post dates for Community Information Sessions to be held in November (see listing above). The current year’s presentation and video will be uploaded soon for those who could not attend one of our evening presentations. The application link is accessible in October at the top of this page. 
 

 

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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 families and 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

 

Please click on the links below for added information

 

Volunteerism In Pre-IB and IB

Academic Honesty and Malpractice Information

Conduct of the Examinations 2015 – Notice to Candidates

 

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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.

 

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

 

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