2014 IB Academy Day is Nov. 8

Dear LPS Middle School Families,

On November 8, 2014 Lincoln High School will be hosting an IB Academy Day for prospective students in the International Baccalaureate program. You and your 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students are cordially invited to attend this event.

Lincoln High is the second high school in Nebraska to offer this unique program. Students who earn their International Baccalaureate Diploma are eligible to be granted college credit, advanced standing, and admittance to universities of distinction around the world.

IB students take six core classes their junior and senior years including English, world language, social studies, math, science, and the arts. Students are also required to take a philosophy course entitled Theory of Knowledge, complete a 4000-word research essay, and complete 150 hours of school involvement and community service. This program will prepare students to meet the challenges of college.

The International Baccalaureate assessments are very different from those of other college preparation programs. Students in their freshman and sophomore years need to take courses designed specifically for the philosophy, exams, and assessments they will face their junior and senior year in IB.

You and your students can look forward to participating in a number of activities and receiving important information about this exceptional educational opportunity. In addition you will have time to meet some of the teachers that your student might take classes with at LHS. Here is the agenda for our day:

Agenda:

7:45 - 8:30 am Registration
8:30 - 8:45 am Introductions and overview in the Ted Sorenson Theatre
8:50 - 9:20 am Session A
9:30 - 10:00 am Session B
10:10 - 10:40 am Session C
10:45 - 11:10 am School tour and Parent Panel Discussion
11:15 - 11:40 am Student Panel discussion
11:45 - 12:00 pm Closing Comments
12:00 pm Social

You can sign up for Academy Day at the following link by Nov. 5:  http://www.123contactform.com/form-392260/IB-Academy-Day-2014