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3 Little Ladies 
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02-01-13 09:59 AM - Post#4044340    

Did any of your high school students graduate with the IB diploma? Was it difficult?

http://ibo.org/diploma/


At Lillianne's meeting last night they talked about the different diplomas available to the students. The diploma required by our state, the honors diploma, and the IB diploma. Lillianne is considering the IB diploma.

One of the things that stood out while they were discussing the IB diploma is that some colleges waive your child's freshman year of college if they graduate with the IB diploma. What a savings that would be! lol It also helps with scholarships. The diploma, as of 2013, cost $775. That covers the cost of the testing involved. I think it's worth it.

Btw, I almost cried during the meeting. I still can't believe my baby is going to be in HS this fall.



 
sgm 
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02-01-13 10:05 AM - Post#4044342    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Get ready for the FASTEST 4 years of your life!! Our High School (One of 3 in the district) had the IB program; however you had to have taken certain classes by the time the program started to be eligible.

 
kaleidoscope 
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02-01-13 10:09 AM - Post#4044344    
    In response to sgm

I've never heard of it.

My daughter will be a junior next year.


 
sgm 
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02-01-13 10:23 AM - Post#4044348    
    In response to kaleidoscope

IB stand for International Baccalaureate.

 
DeblynA 
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02-01-13 10:26 AM - Post#4044350    
    In response to kaleidoscope

Our high school had the program, and my DD started high school taking those classes, but in her Sophomore year (10th grade) they dropped the program and replaced it with Advanced Placement (AP classes). Which was great because both kids took those classes and tested for them & passed. It really saved us on tuition because they earned enough college credits from those AP tests to graduate college a year earlier.

 
3 Little Ladies 
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02-01-13 10:41 AM - Post#4044352    
    In response to sgm

  • sgm Said:
Get ready for the FASTEST 4 years of your life!! Our High School (One of 3 in the district) had the IB program; however you had to have taken certain classes by the time the program started to be eligible.




I hope it doesn't go to fast.

The program officially starts her junior year, but they are discussing it now because of the requirements. She would have to start her foreign language this year to qualify for the IB.

 
3 Little Ladies 
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02-01-13 10:43 AM - Post#4044354    
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  • kaleidoscope Said:
I've never heard of it.

My daughter will be a junior next year.





It wasn't offered while I was in HS either, so this was the first I had heard of it. Our HS is the smallest HS in Indiana that offers the IB diploma.

 
3 Little Ladies 
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02-01-13 10:44 AM - Post#4044356    
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  • DeblynA Said:
Our high school had the program, and my DD started high school taking those classes, but in her Sophomore year (10th grade) they dropped the program and replaced it with Advanced Placement (AP classes). Which was great because both kids took those classes and tested for them & passed. It really saved us on tuition because they earned enough college credits from those AP tests to graduate college a year earlier.



That worked out well for them!

 
MindySue 
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02-01-13 11:10 AM - Post#4044362    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

wow, what an opportunity!

we had "concurrent enrollment" - which meant that we could take college classes at our high school, thus getting the freshmen credits early. we also had a program that we could attend the local Tech college during highschool and get "employment training"


 
sgm 
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02-01-13 01:40 PM - Post#4044404    
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  • DeblynA Said:
Our high school had the program, and my DD started high school taking those classes, but in her Sophomore year (10th grade) they dropped the program and replaced it with Advanced Placement (AP classes). Which was great because both kids took those classes and tested for them & passed. It really saved us on tuition because they earned enough college credits from those AP tests to graduate college a year earlier.




This High School offers both AP classes and the IB program.


 
scaredycat 
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02-01-13 01:48 PM - Post#4044408    
    In response to sgm

My two oldest started out with the IB program in mind; however, we researched the universities they want to attend and found out they would receive more credit through AP classes.

 
3 Little Ladies 
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02-01-13 02:59 PM - Post#4044426    
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AP= advanced placement or accelerated program? Lillianne is in accelerated math and english. I'll have to inquire about that at her one-on-one appointment with her HS guidance counselor this month.

 
Beth Ann 
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02-01-13 04:28 PM - Post#4044444    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

My DD is in the APID program (Avanced Placement International Diploma) - which is different from the IB program, but still carries an international requirement/feel/intentio n - whatever.

She's also in her 2nd dual enrollment class, so she should enter college with a fair number of credits...

Now to start the fun of finding the right school...

 
DeblynA 
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02-01-13 04:31 PM - Post#4044450    
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Yes, they had both IB & AP programs, but in 2001 dropped the IB program because it was costing the school district too much to have both programs.

 
3 Little Ladies 
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02-01-13 05:48 PM - Post#4044486    
    In response to DeblynA

Thanks for the info. It's all very interesting. I think it's great that they offer different diplomas now.

Isn't it fun BethAnn? Lillianne mentioned Notre Dame and I couldn't help but laugh. If she goes that route she's going to have to get some student loans. I would love it, but that is well beyond our financial means.

 
scaredycat 
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02-01-13 06:43 PM - Post#4044502    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Advanced Placement. They both took accelerated math in middle school. The nice thing with Advanced Placement is that they can pick and choose which classes to take. In IB there are specific core required classes. My son is planning to go pre-vet and would like to focus on the sciences. If he passes all his exams, he will enter college with 30 credit hours. My daughter is strong in Language Arts and History but not so much in the math department, lol. Either way, both programs are excellent and very challenging.

 
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