• CCS IB Pipeline

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  •  What is IB?

    The International Baccalaureate Program in Cabarrus County Schools helps develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

    “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.”

    -IB Mission Statement

    • Primary Years Program (PreK-5th grade): Transdisciplinary
      • 5th grade concludes with the Exhibition, a group research and action project
      • Inquiry based learning as primary teaching method
      • Additional language offered
      • Action through service to others
      • Character development through the IB Learner Profile attributes
      • Best fit for students who are curious and inquisitive, enjoy learning about world cultures and languages, and want to help others and the community
    • Middle Years Program (6th-10th grade): Interdisciplinary
      • Conceptual understanding where students apply big ideas to their understanding of the world around them
      • Develops creative, critical and reflective thinkers through an inquiry approach
      • Intercultural understanding as students learn an additional language
      • Learn how to learn through all eight courses and identify connections in interdisciplinary content
      • 8th grade concludes with the Community Project, a small group of individual research project of the needs in our area and action related to the needs
      • 10th grade concludes with the Personal Project, a student-centered investigation incorporating “approaches to learning skills” and “global contexts” while collecting evidence in a process journal, product or outcome, and final report

    Diploma Program (11th-12th grade): 

      • Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course is at the core of the curriculum requiring a TOK Essay, TOK presentation, and an in depth look at “Ways of Knowing”
      • Extended Essay is a 4,000 word investigative writing completed over a 12 month period alongside an academic advisor
      • Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) completed over an 18 month period involving CAS experiences and CAS projects
      • Internal Assessments are given throughout the Diploma Program years, and External Assessments are conducted at the end of senior year
      • College credit may be earned for high scores earned within the Area of Knowledge (subject areas) depending upon the post-secondary institution
      • Students with an IB Diploma have a higher rate of acceptance at many colleges.  

    Overall IB Curriculum Goals

    • Create reflective learners
    • Instill service as an action
    • Practice IB learner profile traits
    • Design conceptual learning through inquiry
    • Teach multilingualism
    • Collaborate across the continuum

     

    IB Schools

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    Elementary – Application only

     

    Middle School - Specific academic criteria are required for entrance into our secondary IB programs. Please see the Program Choice Expectations Agreement linked below for more information on the IB entrance requirements.

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    Tranportation

    Hub stops for Weddington Hills Elementary

    • Pitts School Elementary
    • Cox Mill Elementary
    • Winecoff Elementary 

     

     Hub stops for WM Irvin Elementary

    • Rocky River Elementary 

     

    Hub stops for Concord Middle School

    • CC Griffin Middle

     

     Harold E Winkler Middle School 

    • Harris Road Middle
    • Northwest Cabarrus Middle

     

     Concord High School

    • Northwest Cabarrus HS
    • Cox Mill HS
    • Jay M Robinson HS
    • Hickory Ridge HS
    • Mt Pleasant HS
    • Central Cabarrus HS

     

     

Last Modified on October 10, 2019