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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:
For information about:
The IB Diploma Program: Ms. Smart-Smith, IB Diploma Program Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com
Research Assistance: Ms. Karen Hodges, DP History Teacher, Research Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
College Advising: Mr. Rodney Joyner, Director of College Advising, email@example.com
College Advising: Ms. Michele Flores, Associate Director, College Advising, firstname.lastname@example.org
IB Diploma General Requirements
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Extended Essay and Library Guide
This guide is intended to help you organize and write a successful extended essay (EE).
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.
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
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For questions, please contact the CAS Coordinator, Ms. Ndaneh Smart-Smith, at: