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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.

 


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Our Application for the 2019-2020 School Year Will Open in December.

Families will apply through myStudent as part of the

Pasco Pathways Magnet School Process.

We will begin Pasco County Schools middle school visits in November to talk to students in Algebra 1 (or Geometry) about the value of the IB Diploma Programme.

Families are invited to attend the Pasco Pathways Expo on November 29, 2018 at Wesley Chapel High School from 5pm – 8pm.  Please click HERE to download the informational flier and be sure to RSVP your attendance.

You will be able to visit a hall with information on all programs as well as break-out sessions with deep and specific information about IB. We look forward to meeting students and families!

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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…

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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.

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Learn a Bit About our Programme

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.

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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

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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


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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


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