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IB Program This Week

January 19, 2023

Students enrolled in IB courses are required to take IB exams. Parents may check IB exam registrations on the portal. Exam fees have been automatically billed to student accounts. If you have any questions, please contact Val Fusco (Registrar).

Contact IB Coordinator Kim McGlynn at ibcoordinator@georgeschool.org with any questions.

IB at George School

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CLASS OF 2024

EXTENDED ESSAY (EE)

•  Students are working independently on their EEs with support from EE Supervisors and Carly Wassel (EE Coordinator). Students continue to progress through Stage 1 of the EE process, focusing on the research process.

•   The 5-page draft was due Monday, January 9. The 10-page draft is due on Monday, February 13. Students who are behind with the drafting process, or who have been contacted by Carly, must respond immediately.

•   Students must be particularly attentive to academic honesty concerns and concentrate on appropriate citations and attribution. Lack of attention to academic honesty policies and guidelines can jeopardize attainment of the IB Diploma.

•   An optional pop-up meeting on citations with Kim McGlynn (IB Coordinator), Carly Wassel (EE Coordinator), and Alex Pfundt (Director of Library Services) was held on Tuesday, January 17 and about a third of the IBDP cohort attended.

CREATIVITY, ACTIVITY, SERVICE (CAS)

•   Students are working on CAS experiences and reflections, work that is primarily fulfilled as a natural part of being a GS student.

•  There was a CAS check (for 20 reflections) due on Friday, January 13. The next CAS check (for 25 reflections) is due on Friday, February 17.

•  Students who have not yet submitted a CAS Project proposal, or who are behind on their CAS work, must immediately contact Kim McGlynn (IB Coordinator) to ensure that they are on track with this core component, a requirement to earn the IB Diploma.

THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE (TOK)

•   Students will engage in more formal exploration of TOK concepts through the TOK mods in their schedule.

Upcoming Meetings

The next required meeting, “IB Core and EE: Criteria and Writing,” is on Wednesday, February 1. All IBDP meetings are posted to students’ Canvas IB tiles and to the George School calendar.

CLASS OF 2023

EXTENDED ESSAY (EE)

•   All students have completed their essays.

CREATIVITY, ACTIVITY, SERVICE (CAS)

•   Students must continue to complete and document their CAS work throughout the year. Adherence to deadlines, proper submission of reflections, and maintenance of their CAS portfolios is crucial.

•  There was a CAS check (for 20 Reflections) due on Wednesday, January 11. The next CAS check (for 25 reflections + CAS Project submission) is due on Wednesday, February 15.

•  Students who are behind on their CAS work must immediately contact Kim to ensure that they are on track with this core component, a requirement to earn the IB diploma. Final submission of the CAS Project and all CAS reflections is coming up soon.

THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE (TOK)

•   Students are engaging in formal study of TOK through coursework, including preparation for the TOK essay.

Upcoming Meetings

The next required meeting, “IB Core and IB IAs,” is on Monday, January 30. All IBDP meetings are posted to students’ Canvas IB tiles and to the George School calendar.