In St. Dominic High School’s mission to continue to provide quality education, it became an AUTHORIZED IB SCHOOL in April 2010 enabling it to offer the IB Diploma to its students. The Diploma Programme for students aged 16 to 19 started in 1968 with first examinations in 1970 and is now offered by 2,185 IB World Schools. IB schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that St Dominic High believes is important for its students.
An international education brings the outside world in and encourages the student to seek, understand and appreciate that outside world. One of the purposes of education is the lifelong happiness of the learner and with an international education students learn to see value in the differences that surround them. It cultivates in the student a change of attitude from separate or disconnected to interrelated. This type of change will create value in the lives of the student.
The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
The IB Diploma Application Package has been updated !
With a pre-university education offered by the IB Diploma Programme students are given the opportunity to further develop the characteristics and skills that will enable them to easily manage the challenging curriculum offered by colleges and universities. These characteristics are described in the IB Learner Profile:
Inquirers They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions
They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and
forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.
The selective admissions procedures of colleges and universities makes the application process for graduating high school students very competitive. Many colleges in the United States, Europe and around the world recognize the IB Diploma. Each tertiary institution has specific requirements set for granting advanced standing, college credit and scholarships for graduates who obtain the IB Diploma.
The Diploma Programme is meant for students with a strong academic focus, who want to do a pre-university program after CXC. The program takes two years and is seen by many as the best internationally recognized High School Diploma.
The IB Diploma curriculum encompasses six subject groups together with a core made up of three separate parts.
The IB organization illustrates this using a hexagon with the three parts of the core at its center circling the IB Learner Profile. Students study six subjects selected from the subject groups.
Three subjects are studied at higher level, and the remaining three subjects are studied at standard level.
All three parts of the core—Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Action, Service—are compulsory and are central to the philosophy of the Diploma Programme.
Students who would like to continue in the IB Program after finishing C.X.C. are strongly advised to take into account the subjects that will be offered in this program before choosing their final CXC-CSEC subject package.
The following subjects will be offered at the St. Dominic High School:
|GROUP 1||LANGUAGE A1||ENGLISH (SL/HL)|
|GROUP 2||SECOND LANGUAGE||DUTCH B (SL), SPANISH B (SL/HL)|
|GROUP 3||INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES||HISTORY (SL/HL), BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (SL/HL)|
|GROUP 4||EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES||BIOLOGY (SL/HL), PHYSICS (SL/HL), CHEMISTRY (SL)|
|GROUP 5||MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE||MATHEMATICAL STUDIES (SL), MATHEMATICS (SL)|
|GROUP 6||THE ARTS OR ALTERNATIVE ELECTIVES FROM GROUP 2-4|
The IB Diploma Programme Application for the school year 2017-2018 is available !
COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FORM
Saturday April 7, 2018
SKILLS ASSESSMENT TEST (Mandatory)
IB APPLICANT INTERVIEWS
Tuesday May 29, 2018
IB ADMISSIONS NOTIFICATIONS: FINAL DECISION
Friday June 8, 2018
IB CLASS REGISTRATION
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