International Baccalaureate (IB)
The IB Diploma Program at Inglemoor High School is open to all Northshore School District students as well as all area students who complete the waiver process. The IB Program at Inglemoor provides an opportunity for students to take classes that have all the rigor and expectations found in private school courses while allowing these students to take advantage of the diversity of activities and leadership positions available at a large comprehensive high school. Over 15% of Inglemoor students are seeking the IB Diploma and over 50% are involved in one or more IB classes. At Inglemoor we are proud of the fact that our students have the opportunity to explore their individual strengths in an environment that supports achievement in all areas and disciplines.
IHS is accepting In-District and Out of District waivers for the International Baccalaureate Program, Grades 9-12, starting Monday, December 9th. Please visit the IHS Applications Page for more information.
- March 30th, 2020 - IB Update
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March 30th, 2020 - IB Update
All language is from the IBO unless otherwise noted. The full document can be accessed at:
Inglemoor specific information is at the end of the document.
How will the results be calculated?
We will be using vast historical assessment data to ensure that we follow a rigorous process of due diligence in what is a truly unprecedented situation. We will be undertaking significant data analysis from previous exam sessions, individual school data, subject data as well as comparative data of schools who have already completed uploading requirements and those who have not. We will require schools to submit the coursework for all candidates. We will externally mark work that is usually marked by teachers, instead of taking samples and applying moderation.
How will a student be awarded an IB Diploma or Certificate?
Using the information above the IB will be able to provide official documentation of the students’ diploma or certification. We will require schools to submit the coursework for all candidates. We will externally mark work that is usually marked by teachers, instead of taking samples and applying moderation.
When will results be released?
The IB intends to release results to universities/institutions and schools as planned on 5 July 2020. All student coursework and associated predicted grades will need to be uploaded by 20 April, if not sooner, in order to guarantee delivery of results by 5 July.
Some students perform better in exam conditions than coursework, can we be sure they are not being disadvantaged?
We will use a calculation that is based on the relationship between coursework marks, predicted grades and subject grades to estimate the subject grades candidates would have received if the exams had gone ahead. If the relationship between these elements shows that in previous sessions candidates globally tended to achieve higher outcomes on their exams than their coursework, the calculation used this session will reflect that.
Can I retake if I am unhappy with the result?
Yes, students will be able to retake in a future session.
Can I defer to the November session to sit exams?
Yes, if the subjects are available. Any student who has not received enough teaching has the option to defer to a subsequent session for some or all the assessments, free of charge. For advice on supporting teaching and learning, please contact your IB World School Manager directly or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will the IB refund fees (including exam fees and inquiry upon results fees), adjust the registration fee rules, or cancel alternative venue requests?
We will provide more information to all finance questions raised in due course. The IB’s primary focus of activity currently is to provide a valid and reliable mechanism to ensure students can receive the diplomas and certificates.
Will universities accept the results?
IB will provide university partners with clear information about the assessments that have been conducted during the student's participation in the two years of the DP and CP, and the process by which final marks were determined in this unusual year. We will continue to ensure the validity and the reliability of our assessment protocols. Each university will be able to make informed decisions as they have done in the past about their IB policies regarding admissions, credit granting, advanced standing, and scholarship awards. Students should consult directly with universities to learn about their policies. Universities will be best prepared to support any IB specific queries you might have after that time.
How is the IB communicating to universities?
The International Baccalaureate has established a working group, comprised of senior staff, to focus on the challenges that this situation presents to our schools, students and staff. This group will meet regularly to monitor new information from appropriate government agencies and to listen to our IB World Schools community. We have also recently conducted a survey of all IB World Schools in the most impacted countries and are using this information to provide support to our schools. These processes will allow the IB to make decisions at the appropriate juncture and ensure that they are communicated clearly to all stakeholder groups, including universities and colleges.
We will continue to monitor the situation extremely carefully and will update you within the next month with further information on our current position and, where applicable, any implications for universities and colleges.
Inglemoor IB Coordinator Notes:
Although the IB would like all current deadlines to be met, we know that at Inglemoor this will not be possible. We need to all work together to ensure that all necessary work is submitted in a timely manner. The Coordinators have filed for an official extension and we assume it will be granted. Your IB teachers will be establishing deadlines for any required work. Because our program is over twenty years old and because we have a remarkable consistency in our scores, Inglemoor is in a better position that most schools. We expect our IB Diploma pass rate will remain between 91 and 92%, as it has for the last two decades. If any student finds that they need any additional help with preparing and submitting any IB coursework, they
should contact an IB Coordinator. We will help you.
Inglemoor CAS Coordinator Notes:
All students were up to date on their CAS at the check-in completed in TOK at the end of semester one. All students should make sure they have written a fully developed reflection of 2-3 paragraphs on their CAS project on ManageBac.
For those of you who were unable to complete a CAS project:
Write a reflection on ManageBac for your uncompleted CAS project. Explain which parts of it you were able to complete and which parts you were unable to complete and why. Reflect on what you learned from the experience of attempting to complete this CAS project. After completing the above tasks, you may consider your CAS completed. In a normal school year I would have asked you to include one activity for the final semester of senior year, but in this case, since we had so little time in the semester before school closed, that is not necessary.
Congratulations to everyone on completing CAS – you put in a lot of effort and hard work and did a lot of amazing things! And thanks to those of you who still need to reflect on your CAS project for getting that done.
For Our Prospective IB Families
IB Day scheduled for March 17th has been cancelled. There is no contingency plan to reschedule as of yet. Statements of Interest should be mailed to Inglemoor High School. Please do not email statements. Statements of Interest can be found under the "Application Process" tab. If you missed our March 2nd information meeting, a copy of the presentation can be found under the "Application Process."
For questions related to the status of waivers to attend Inglemoor High School, please email our registrar, Lori Dougherty, at email@example.com.
Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we move forward through these upcoming weeks. We look forward to working with you and your students in the near future.
Chris McQueen and Amy Monaghan
How is IB different from an honors class?
The IB course is significantly more challenging than an honors course, both in content and assessment. Course assessment is prescribed and graded by international examiners. IB courses may earn college credit for students and, therefore, are taught and paced at a more advanced level than all other high school classes.
What if a student lives outside of the Inglemoor High School service area?
If you are an in-district transfer, starting in January of the 9th grade year, an “In-District Attendance Waiver Application” may be requested at the student’s junior high. The request needs to be completed and returned to the Office of Student Services. The waiver requests permission to attend Inglemoor. The out-of-district student must initiate the process by seeking an attendance variance from the home school district. It must be filled out according to that district’s requirements and sent to Northshore School District Office of Student Services.
Is there time for an IB student to participate in school sports, activities, or a job?
Many IB students successfully complete the IB Program as well as participate in sports and activities. An IB student will find it necessary to study at least two to three hours daily for class preparation. For the active student, time management will be crucial.
Can a student take classes other than those in the IB Program if he/she is a full diploma candidate?
Yes, if the student has enough time and room in their schedule.
How much does it cost?
The full diploma fee is between $800 and $900. Funding through a federal program reimburses 90% of the cost of exams for eligible students.
Can my child still get into the IB Program without having taken all the suggested Pre-IB coursework?
We make every effort to accommodate all interested students. Some students may be required to take additional courses during the summer in order to prepare for the IB Program.
How are IB students selected?
Students are required to fill out an “IB Statement Interest” in the 9th grade. The program is open to all students who wish to step up to the challenge. The IB Coordinators monitor the progress of all IB students and will meet with students that struggle academically to discuss their course of study.
Is a student required to do the full IB Diploma?
We encourage all interested students to consider the full IB Diploma because of its unique structure and preparation for a solid foundation in all areas of knowledge. However, this is not a requirement and a student may enroll in one or more IB courses.
Are IB students required to take the IB examinations?
While we cannot require the fees for assessment, we strongly encourage every IB student to participate in this aspect of the program.
Students must fill out an application in February of 8th grade to participate in 9th grade pre-IB courses at Inglemoor High School. The “Pre-IB Statement of Interest” is available at each Northshore School District middle school, from the IB office at Inglemoor High School, or on the Inglemoor website. Test scores are not used for IB participation. Preference is given to students who have at least a 3.2 GPA. We recognize that many capable students have not performed well enough up to this point and that their grades may not reflect ability. An interview with the student, parents, and the IB Coordinator at Inglemoor High School may be required for any student who is interested in IB with less than a 3.2 GPA.
The following is a program list of IB classes offered at Inglemoor:
- Biology HL
- Physics HL
- Chemistry SL
- Design & Technology SL
- Sports, Exercise and Health SL
- Environmental Systems and Society SL
- Spanish B HL
- Spanish B SL
- French B HL
- French B SL
- Japanese B SL
- German B SL
- Mandarin SL
- Mandarin ab initio*
- Mathematics HL
- Mathematics SL (Calculus)
- Math Studies SL
- English A1 HL
- History of Americas HL
- Psychology SL
- Business & Management SL
- Computer Science SL
- Film SL
- Visual Arts SL
- Visual Arts HL