Diploma Program

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Congratulations to Baltimore City College's Class of 2020 International Baccalaureate Diploma Recipients who have met the rigorous international standards in six subject areas, the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Activity and Service!

Baltimore City College May 2020 International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Recipients

IB Diploma Program Information at Baltimore City College

 

At Baltimore City College, students have the option of selecting the full diploma pathway (all diploma courses in 11th and 12th Grade) or course pathway (choose to take a 1 – 5 Diploma Program courses). Students can select DP Courses in the six areas below. Full Diploma Candidates must select one course from each group (or double up in groups 2, 3 or 4) for six courses while also completing the core.

 

Central to the curriculum in each subject area is also the IB Learner Profile: https://www.ibo.org/benefits/learner-profile/ which emphasizes the central importance of each student's holistic development and Approaches to Learning, which develops student's skills (Thinking, Communication, Social, Self-Management and Research Skills) as they learn subjects and helps them “learn how to learn." 

 

 Read more about the value of an IB Diploma Program here:

https://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/become-an-ib-school/ibdp_en.pdf

 

For information about:

 

The IB Diploma Program:         Ms. Smart-Smith, IB Diploma Program Coordinator – nsmart-smith@bcps.k12.md.us

Counseling and Scheduling Classes:    Mrs. Donna Givens, Class of 2021 Counselor – Dgivens@bcps.k12.md.us

The Extended Essay:             Ms. Jennifer Berg Gaither, Librarian, Extended Essay Coordinator – jlberg@bcps.k12.md.us

Research Assistance:             Ms. Karen Hodges, DP History Teacher, Research Coordinator – kdhodges@bcps.k12.md.us

College Advising:             Mr. Rodney Joyner, Director of College Advising, rljoyner@bcps.k12.md.us

College Advising:             Ms. Michele Flores, Associate Director, College Advising, mmflores@bcps.k12.md.us

IB Diploma General Requirements

 IB Diploma General Requirements  Click here

Extended Essay and Library Guide

This guide is intended to help you organize and write a successful extended essay (EE). 

Click Here 

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS):

The CAS requirement is a fundamental part of the program and takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies. 

Please view the attached CAS Guide and CAS Brochure for more information. 

Why CAS?

  • Successful completion of CAS is a requirement for the award of the IB Diploma

  • CAS enables students to demonstrate attributes of the IB Learner Profile in real and practical ways

  • Purposefully reflect upon experiences and connections to current and past IB Diploma Programme learning

  • Identify goals, develop strategies, and determine further actions for personal growth

  • “Think Globally, Act Locally” -- International Mindedness

 

What does CAS stand for?

  • CREATIVITY: Exploring or extending ideas leading to an original product or performance. 

  • ACTIVITY: Physical exertion leading to a healthy lifestyle. 

  • SERVICE: Collaborative and reciprocal engagement in the community in response to an authentic need. 

 

What is the CAS Project?

You must be involved in at least one CAS Project during your CAS Programme.

  • Have a duration of at least one month

  • Can address any single strand of CAS

  • Include collaboration and teamwork (inside or outside of City College)

  • Must benefit others, and have global significance

  • Use CAS stages as a framework for implementation

  • Reflect on CAS Project experience

  • Must be completed by the end of Junior Year

  • Must be approved by your CAS Advisor and the CAS Coordinator

Please click on the following links to download :

CAS Guide

CAS Brochure

CAS Information Slide Show:

 

 

For questions, please contact the CAS Coordinator, Ms. Ndaneh Smart-Smith, at:

nsmart-smith@bcps.k12.md.us

 

Additional Resources 

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Phone: 410 - 396 - 6557

Fax: 410 - 243 - 0669

3220 The Alameda
Baltimore, MD 21218

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