International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes aim to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.  We strive to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The IB's programmes are different from other curricula because they: 
     - encourage students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions
     - develop independently of government and national systems, incorporating quality practice from research and our global community of schools
     - encourage students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts
     - develop multilingual students.

The International Baccalaureate Progrm Application for 2020-21 can be reached directly at - http://bit.ly/IBAPP2020 .

What is IB?

Making a Difference

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Schools must be authorized, by the IB organization, to offer any of the programmes. 

Klein Oak International Baccalaureate Program provides an enriched learning environment that has helped countless students get ahead. Authorized in 2004, the program is housed at Klein Oak High School within Klein Independent School District and reflects the diverse backgrounds and cultures of the area. We’re extremely proud of our students and staff, who are always eager to learn, create and grow together.


What is DP?
Learner Profile
10 Reasons Why IB?


Click above to find out 10 Reasons Why IB.
KISD DP Requirements
Because IB courses offer a high degree of challenge, students should, above all, be highly motivated learners. To participate in the IB diploma program, students should take algebra and either French or Spanish in the eighth grade. In addition, students should complete Texas graduation requirements such as health, PE, and speech early in their high school program. Honors, Pre-AP, or enriched level classes from intermediate school onward provide solid academic training for IB. We encourage KISD students to apply for the IB Programme as incoming freshmen so they can be enrolled PreIP courses at Klein Oak which prepare them for the rigorous courses at 11th and 12th grades.
Expenses
There is no additional tuition for Klein ISD residents; however, students must pay for their IB exams. On average, a student will pay about $870 for all six exams, per capita and registration fees, Extended Essay fee, and Theory of Knowledge fee during their 11th and 12th grade years.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Can I be a part of the IB program if I am not zoned to Klein Oak? Yes. Any student who resides within the Klein ISD attendance zone may apply for admission to the IB Diploma Programme. Is there transportation provided by Klein ISD? Yes. Click HERE for the 2019-2020 schedule. What are the advantages of taking an IB curriculum?

Students who complete this program are preparing, not only for success in college, but for success in life. Students gain a broader world view; follow in-depth approaches to the academic disciplines; and develop time management, problem-solving, research, and organizational skills that will remain with them long after the IB experience is over. CAS activities provide opportunities for student involvement in the larger community beyond classroom walls.

An additional benefit is that student work is assessed over a two-year period using internationally accepted performance standards. Student achievement is assessed in a variety of ways: on examinations that are developed and scored by international examiners; on oral language demonstrations in both the student's native language and a modern second language; and on science laboratory notebooks, art portfolios, computer science dossiers, essays, and other projects. These activities all count for a percentage of the student's final score in each subject and allow the classroom teacher to have input to the student's scores.

Another advantage is that passing scores on IB higher level exams plus the Extended Essay and CAS requirements aid students in qualifying for the Texas Distinguished Achievement Program for high school graduation. Many students obtain advanced standing at colleges and universities based on their IB scores and enter highly selective universities with sophomore standing. The state of Texas awards 24 credit hours to any state university to IB Diploma Programme graduates.

What preparation does a student need in order to succeed in an IB program?

Because IB courses offer a high degree of challenge, students should, above all, be highly motivated learners. To participate in the IB diploma program, students should take algebra and either French or Spanish in the eighth grade. In addition, students should complete Texas graduation requirements such as health, PE, and speech early in their high school program. Honors, Pre-AP, or enriched level classes from intermediate school onward provide solid academic training for IB. We encourage KISD students to apply for the IB Programme as incoming freshmen so they can be enrolled PreIP courses at Klein Oak which prepare them for the rigorous courses at 11th and 12th grades.


Can I participate in other activities while in the IB program?

Yes, you can.  We have athletes, members of music performance groups, robotics, DECA, dancers, actors and members of a variety of other activities outside of the regular school day.  It isn't easy but anything worth something, isn't easy.


Admissions
Application for the 2020-21 school year is now available. 

Click here - http://bit.ly/IBAPP2020  

Deadline for applications will be Jan. 10, 2020.
Linda Garner
DP Coordinator - Klein Oak HS
lgarner@kleinisd.net
22603 Northcrest
Klein TX USA  77389
832.484.5026 

Kathleen Plott
Instructional Officer
Klein ISD Advanced Academics
kplott@kleinisd.net


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