International Baccalaureate (IB)


Advanced Physics, IB (IB)

C449IF, C449IS                        2 Semesters                         2 Credits

Prerequisite:
One year of Physics I with at least a “B” average Recommended: Successful completion of Algebra II Recommended: Successful completion of Algebra II

Course Description:
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Physics program is a rigorous pre-university course that is internationally well recognized. By design this course allows students to experience the challenges normally felt at undergraduate level, including a rigorous mathematical approach. Students are made aware of the moral and ethical social responsibility in the use of scientific knowledge. Students are encouraged to understand the relationship between the various scientific disciplines and carry out an interdisciplinary project. The subjects range from the infinitesimally small quantum world of atoms and particles to the scale of solar systems, galaxies and the universe. Students will conduct an independent research project that will span many months and will be assessed according to the IB Physics standards. Being a subject of universal application, students are encouraged to collaborate with students of other IB-schools nationally or internationally through the use of email and Internet. Students could appreciate the extent to which the subject is applicable in various cultures and regions. Practical investigations are an integral part of the curriculum. Students are required to research a scientific problem, develop hypothesis, design an experiment, conduct investigations and draw conclusions. Special emphasis is given to manipulative skills required to carry out scientific investigations. Student assessment is conducted both externally through written examination and internally by means of practical investigations and an interdisciplinary project.

*Course Fee*



Biology II, Other: Sports and Exercise Health Science (IB)

C460IF/C460IS                        2 Semesters                         2 Credits

Prerequisite:
Non-IB students – Biology I only IB students – 1 year of Anatomy & Physiology (can be concurrent)

Course Description:
This course is open to IB and Non-IB students The sports, exercise, and health science (SEHS) course incorporates the disciplines of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition, which are studied in the context of sport, exercise and health. A combination of syllabus content and experimental work provides the opportunity for students to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply scientific principles and analyze human performance. The SEHS course is taught at the SL for IB diploma candidates. The comprehensive curriculum provides excellent preparation for university courses including those specifically related to Sport, Sports Science or Physical Education. Students taking the IB components will be subject to the requirements of the IB, including Independent Assessments and the comprehensive IB exam at the end of the course.

*Course Fee*


Biology, AP/IB (Advanced Placement) (IB)

C438IF/C438IS                        2 Semesters                         2 Credits

Prerequisite:
One year of Biology I with a “B” or above, and with the recommendation of your previous Biology teacher or the department chair. Students are required to take the AP exam at the end of the course.

Course Description:
NOTE: This course requires completion of a summer assignment prior to the first day of school. AP Biology is a highly intensive college-level course designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Biology exam and to provide exposure to a rigorous college-level curriculum. This course gives students an advanced-level background in all areas of Biology. The two main goals of AP Biology are to help students develop a conceptual framework for modern biology and to help students gain an appreciation of science as a process. The course covers a variety of topics ranging from the cell, biochemistry, genetics and human physiology to ecology, evolution and plant science.

*Course Fee*


Biology, IB (IB)

C437IF/C437IS                        2 Semesters                         2 Credits

Prerequisite:
One year of AP Biology or IB Biology I

Course Description:
The IB Biology program provides a rigourous, pre-university curriculum for those students who exhibit a high level of interest in Biology and a significant amount of self-motivation. Upon completion of this two-year course, the student will not only be able to demonstrate an understanding of scientific facts, methods, terminology, and techniques; but will also be able to apply this knowledge to specific examples in everyday life. in addition, the student will analyze and evaluate situations and offer explanations to scientific problems. The course covers a variety of topics ranging from cell, biochemistry, genetics and human physiology to ecology, evolution and plant science. Further emphasis and detail will be added to certain topics for those students who are higher level IB candidates.

*Course Fee*


Biology, IB 2nd Year (IB)

C439IF/C439IS         2 Semesters            2 Credits

Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: One year of AP Biology or IB Biology I

Course Description:
The IB Biology program provides a rigorous, pre-university curriculum for those students who exhibit a high level of interest in Biology and a significant amount of self-motivation. Upon completion of this two-year course, the student will not only be able to demonstrate an understanding of scientific facts, methods, terminology and techniques; but will also be able to apply this knowledge to specific examples in everyday life. In addition, the student will analyze and evaluate situations and offer explanations to scientific problems. The course covers a variety of topics ranging from the cell, biochemistry, genetics and human physiology to ecology, evolution and plant science. Further emphasis and detail will be added to certain topics for those students who are higher level IB candidates.

*Course Fee*


Chemistry, IB (IB)

C448IF/C448IS             2 Semesters           2 Credits

C448IF/C448IS

Prerequisite:
One year of Chemistry IB/AP is required. IB students are required to take the IB exam in the spring.

Course Description:
Senior IB, HL- 2nd Year IB. This is the second year course is a two year program providing an advanced treatment of topics in Chemistry designed in accordance with the course objectives of the International Baccalaureate organization A college textbook is used as a supplement to the classroom lectures and laboratory experiments. The goal of this course is to allow students to pass the IB Chemistry examination and internal laboratory assessments. Class time is arranged such that approximately 25% of the class time is spent on laboratory and problem solving activities related to the laboratory experiments. The remaining 75% is lecture, inquiry based learning activities, and problem solving. During the course, students will be expected to maintain and regularly update a laboratory notebook and to participate in a Group 4 project that will involve collaboration with students from the IB Biology and IB Physics classes. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Class time is arranged such that approximately 25% of the class time is spent on laboratory and problem solving activities related to the laboratory experiments. The remaining 75% is lecture, inquiry based learning activities, and problem solving. During the course, students will be expected to maintain and regularly update a laboratory notebook and to participate in a Group 4 project that will involve collaboration with students from the IB Biology and IB Physics classes.

*Course Fees*


Chinese III (Honors) (IB)

C262IF/C262IS

Prerequisite:
Open to students who have successfully completed Chinese II.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying Chinese. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. Chinese IB certificate or diploma candidates: Chinese IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of Chinese. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of Chinese language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Language Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication . Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

*Course Fee*


Chinese IV (Honors) (IB)

C263IF/C263IS

Prerequisite:
Open to students who have successfully completed Chinese III, IB.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first three years of studying Chinese. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. Chinese IB certificate or diploma candidates: Chinese IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of Chinese. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of Chinese language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Language Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication. Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

*Course Fee*


English 11, IB HL (IB)

C119IF/C119IS                 2 Semesters                     2 Credit

Prerequisite:
English 10x or 10A with teacher recommendation. This is a two-year course beginning junior year.

Course Description:
Explore a wide array of literary genres that have evolved from myriad cultures, past and present, encourage a deep and personal appreciation of literature, develop students’ close reading skills and emphasize the study of works in context. In this, the first year of the two-year curriculum, students complete Part 1: Works in Translation and Part 4: Options, including the Individual Oral Presentation (internal assessment) and the Written Assignments (external assessment). The aim of this course is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Open to both IB diploma candidates and those interested in individual IB coursework.

*Course Fee*


English 11, IB SL (Academic) (IB)

C119AF/C119AS                   2 Semesters/year                        2 Credits/year

Prerequisite:
English 10A or 10C with teacher recommendation. This is a two-year course beginning junior year.

Course Description:
Explore a wide array of literary genres that have evolved from myriad cultures, past and present, encourage a deep and personal appreciation of literature, develop students’ close reading skills and emphasize the study of works in context. In this, the first year of the two-year curriculum, students complete Part 1: Works in Translation and Part 4: Options, including the Individual Oral Presentation (internal assessment) and the Written Assignment (external assessment). The aim of this course is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Open to both IB diploma candidates and those interested in individual IB coursework.


English 11LS, IB SL (IB) (Language Support)

C613IF/C613IS           2 Semesters             2 Credits

Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course explores the International Baccalaureate English Literature curriculum with approaches designed for LSP students. The two main objectives are to develop “close-reading” and global mindedness. Much of the class is devoted to textual analysis. Assessments include Individual Oral Presentations, Interactive Orals, Literary Essay, journal responses, and reading quizzes. A Research Paper is also required. This course aims to develop the IB learner profile traits by providing opportunities for students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


English 12, IB HL (IB)

C120IF/C120IS                 2 Semesters                     2 Credit

Prerequisite:
Students must have already completed English 11, IB. All students are required to take the IB exam in the spring.

Course Description:
The IB English course is a continuation of the curriculum of English 11, IB, with the framework of two-year curriculum established by the International Baccalaureate council. The class focuses on multiple genres which then culminate in a twenty minute oral commentary, and the one genre leading to the official IB tests in the spring. This test consists of two essays: one requiring the analysis of a passage of unseen literary text, and the other a response to a question based on the works studied. Fall semester begins with an in-depth study of poetry, focusing on the poet Langston Hughes and the impact his work had on the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights movement. Following poetry, students read Zora Neale Hurston’s fictional novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, with special focus the women’s rights movement. Finally, students read speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., discussing the rhetorical devices that made his works so powerful. Second semester students read five plays: A Doll’s House, Othello, The Glass Menagerie, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Literary devices unique to drama are stressed, as is continuing discussion of the effects of the importance the playwright’s culture and context had on their works. Throughout the year, students complete several written assignments; some are in the form of in-class timed writing, but students will also write a five to seven page research paper in the form of a literary analysis. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content develops the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. There is an additional fee for this course.

*Course Fee*


English 12LS, IB SL (IB) (Language Support)

C614IF/C614IS              2 Semesters          2 Credits

Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course is a continuation of the curriculum of English 11, IB, designed for LSP students. Skills in close reading, speaking, and writing are scaffolded through the study of novels, poetry, prose other than fiction, and drama. Students expand written expression skills through a variety of essays, short answer response and a research paper. The IB English certificate, Standard Level, can be earned with the successful registration and completion of the IB Oral Commentary and two IB external assessments second semester. Analysis skills are emphasized for this college-ready course.

*Course Fee*


French III (Honors) (IB)

C218IF/C218IS

Prerequisite:
Successful completion of French II A or equivalent or permission of teacher. French IB certificate or diploma candidates: French IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of French. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of French language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Languages Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication. Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying French. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech as French 101 for 4 credits and French 102 for 4 credits.

*Course Fee*


French IV (Honors) (IB)

C219IF/C219IS

Prerequisite:
Successful completion of French III, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher. French IB certificate or diploma candidates: French IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of French. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of French language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Languages Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication. Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This advanced course of study in French emphasizes intensive practice in conversational language and increased literary analysis of plays, novels, poetry and films. Students refine their written work as well as their listening comprehension. A continued cultural study, particularly of history, geography, and civilization is an integral part of this course. Extensive grammar review is included in preparation for college placement exams. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech as French 201 for 3 credits and French 202 for 3 credits.

*Course Fee*


German III (Honors) (IB)

C227IF/C227IS

Prerequisite:
Successful completion of German II or equivalent or permission of teacher. German IB certificate or diploma candidates: German IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of German. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of German language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Languages Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; this courses focus on written and spoken communication. Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying German. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


German IV (Honors) (IB)

C228XF/C228XS

Prerequisite:
Successful completion of German III or equivalent or permission of teacher. German IV is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of German. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of German language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. This courses focus on written and spoken communication.

Course Description:
This advanced course of study in German emphasizes intensive practice in conversational language and increased literary analysis of plays, novels, poetry and films. Students refine their written work as well as their listening comprehension. A continued cultural study, particularly of history, geography, and civilization is an integral part of this course. Extensive grammar review is included in preparation for college placement exams. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the Honors learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


History of the Americas, IB HL (IB)

C521IF/C521IS                          4 Semesters                         4 Credits

Prerequisite:
Junior Year

Course Description:
The History of the Americas will be offered during the junior and senior years. This two year course will focus on the Prescribed IB 20th Century World History Subject; The Arab-Israeli Conflict 1945-1979, and the 20th Century World History topics; Causes, Practices and Effects of Wards and the Cold War. In regard to the Americas region, the course will focus on the Second World War and the Americas 1933 – 1945, the Cold War, and the Americas 1945 – 1981, and into the 21st century from the 1980s to 2000. An internal assessment, in the form of a history research paper, is required at the end of the senior year. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


IB Visual Arts: HL/SL (IB)

C751IF/C751IS            2 Semesters            2 Credits

Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors. Two semesters of visual art recommended. Students with fewer than two semesters of art may have their portfolio reviewed to enter the class. Open to both diploma seekers and certificate seekers.

Course Description:
SL is a one-year program while HL is a two-year program. Both develop aesthetic, imaginative, and creative faculties in a global context, with an emphasis on critical thinking, multicultural understanding, and exposure to various viewpoints. Develop knowledge and skills around a visual arts journal, which becomes a personal record of development and evolution as an artist. Discover original inspiration through media exploration to create a fully developed body of work. Examinations will be conducted regarding Comparative Studies of other artists’ work, presentation of experimentation and development of artwork through a Process Portfolio, and completed work through Exhibition. Final evaluations are conducted according to International Baccalaureate standards of performance.

*Course Fee*


Latin III (Honors) (IB)

C237IF/C237IS

Prerequisite:
Successful completion of Latin II or equivalent or permission of teacher.

Course Description:
This course is year one of the Standard Program, Classical Latin curriculum. Students will read Ovid in both translation and Latin. Poetry from various other Classical Roman writers will be studied. Scansion of the poetry is learned and recited. Poetic devices and figures of speech are taught. Students will complete the internal assessment this year. Students are eligible to join the National Junior Classical League. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


Latin IV (Honors) (IB)

C238IF/C238IS

Prerequisite:
Successful completion of Latin III, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher.

Course Description:
This course continues the IB standard curriculum for Latin, concentrating on Virgil and his epic, The Aeneid. Other Augustan poets translated include Catullus and Horace. Scansion of the poetry is learned and recited. Poetic devices and figures of speech are taught. Various projects are completed on aspects of Roman culture during the year. Students are eligible to join the National Junior Classical League. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


Macroeconomics, AP/IB (Advanced Placement) (IB)

C547XF/C547XS                              1 Semester                      1 Credit

Prerequisite:
Open to seniors only. Students are required to take the AP exam in the spring.

Course Description:
FOR AP STUDENTS: AP Macroeconomics is a one semester course that focuses on the economy as a whole. Macroeconomics is the study of measures of economic performance like unemployment, inflation, national income accounting, etc. Special attention is focused on basic economic concepts, measurement of economic performance, national income and price determination, the financial sector, inflation unemployment and stabilization policies, economic growth and productivity, and international trade and finance. If students are choosing between this course and AP Microeconomics, those who are more interested in international relations, politics, the influence of the Federal Reserve, and how government affects the economy as a whole, AP Macroeconomics will be more interesting. Some student projects assigned in this course will include a stock market simulation, monopoly boards representing other countries economies, and creation of a personal and/or family budget. FOR IB STUDENTS: All of the above applies. This is the second semester of the IB Economics sequence. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


Mathematics, IB SL (IB)

C019IF/C019IS                       2 Semesters                    2 Credits

Prerequisite:
Successful completion of Precalculus A or Precalculus X. Teacher recommendation is required for all non-IB Diploma students. A graphing calculator is required (See calculator information under “Mathematics Department” above).

Course Description:
This course covers the calculus component and other components of the IB Math SL curriculum not covered in precalculus, reviews the IB Math SL topics covered in precalculus, and incorporates the completion of the IB Math SL internal assessment. Enrolled students are required to complete the IA and sit for the IB exams at the conclusion of the course. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective

*Course Fee*


Microeconomics, AP/IB (Advanced Placement) (IB)

C545XF/C545XS                              1 Semester                      1 Credit

Prerequisite:
Open to seniors only. Students are required to take the AP exam in the spring.

Course Description:
FOR AP STUDENTS: The purpose of this course is to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets and includes the study of factor markets and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy. AP Microeconomics focuses on how economic decisions are made by individual people, businesses, and government. This course focuses on the individual markets and how businesses are structured and compete against one another. If students are looking to choose between this and AP Macroeconomics, those who are interested in business and accounting would enjoy this course more. While in this course, students will partake in class discussions, debates, simulations, and small group interactions. Some student projects assigned in this course will include a stock market simulation, entrepreneurship group project that creates a business, and creation of a personal and/or family budget. FOR IB STUDENTS: All of the above applies. This is the first semester of the IB Economics sequence. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


Music, IB: HL – Composition (IB)

C783IF/C783IS        4 Semesters          4 Credits

Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Senior IB – 2nd Year The goal of IB Music is to give students the opportunity to explore and enjoy the diversity of music throughout the world, and assist students to develop their potential as musicians to the fullest. Students will study and listen to music from the Middle Ages through jazz and musical theater, and will also explore music of non-Western countries. Students will work with the teacher to complete the IB HL requirements for solo performance, composition portfolio, and the individual musical investigation. Students will also complete the listening paper examination at the end of the course. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


Music, IB: HL – Composition (IB)

C781IF/C781IS        4 Semesters          4 Credits

Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Junior IB – 1st Year The goal of IB Music is to give students the opportunity to explore and enjoy the diversity of music throughout the world, and assist students to develop their potential as musicians to the fullest. Students will study and listen to music from the Middle Ages through jazz and musical theater, and will also explore music of non-Western countries. Students will work with the teacher to complete the IB HL requirements for solo performance, composition portfolio, and the individual musical investigation. Students will also complete the listening paper examination at the end of the course. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


Music, IB: HL – Solo (IB)

C780IF/C780IS        4 Semesters          4 Credits

Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Junior IB – 1st Year The goal of IB Music is to give students the opportunity to explore and enjoy the diversity of music throughout the world, and assist students to develop their potential as musicians to the fullest. Students will study and listen to music from the Middle Ages through jazz and musical theater, and will also explore music of non-Western countries. Students will work with the teacher to complete the IB HL requirements for solo performance and the individual musical investigation. Students will also complete the listening paper examination at the end of the course. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


Music, IB: HL – Solo (IB)

C782IF/C782IS        4 Semesters          4 Credits

Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Senior IB – 2nd Year The goal of IB Music is to give students the opportunity to explore and enjoy the diversity of music throughout the world, and assist students to develop their potential as musicians to the fullest. Students will study and listen to music from the Middle Ages through jazz and musical theater, and will also explore music of non-Western countries. Students will work with the teacher to complete the IB HL requirements for solo performance and the individual musical investigation. Students will also complete the listening paper examination at the end of the course. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


Music, IB: SL – Composition (IB)

C717F/C717IS        4 Semesters          4 Credits

Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
The goal of IB Music is to give students the opportunity to explore and enjoy the diversity of music throughout the world, and assist students to develop their potential as musicians to the fullest. Students will study and listen to music from the Middle Ages through jazz and musical theater, and will also explore music of non-Western countries. Students will work with the teacher to complete the IB SL requirements for solo performance and the individual musical investigation. Students will also complete the listening paper examination at the end of the course. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


Music, IB: SL – Composition (IB)

C712F/C712IS        4 Semesters          4 Credits

Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
The goal of IB Music is to give students the opportunity to explore and enjoy the diversity of music throughout the world, and assist students to develop their potential as musicians to the fullest. Students will study and listen to music from the Middle Ages through jazz and musical theater, and will also explore music of non-Western countries. Students will work with the teacher to complete the IB SL requirements for solo performance and the individual musical investigation. Students will also complete the listening paper examination at the end of the course. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


Psychology, IB HL (IB)

C552IF/C552IS                              2 Semesters                      2 Credits

Prerequisite:
Senior Year. Students are required to take the IB exam upon completion of course. Seniors must have completed Standard Level IB Psychology as a junior.

Course Description:
IB Psychology is a course designed for college-bound seniors who wish to explore Psychology in greater depth than a traditional high school course, or wish to earn credit towards earning an International Baccalaureate Diploma. The course will be offered at both the Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) with the SL course being completed in two semesters, and the HL course completed in four semesters. This course will trace the philosophical and historical roots of this emerging science. Students will examine research methods and statistics, culminating with students completing a simple experimental study in an area of his or her interest. All students will cover the the core of the IB Psychology curriculum in depth: the biological, cognitive, and sociocultural approaches to studying psychology. In addition, SL students will study in depth one of the following options, and HL students will study in depth two of the following options: Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Sports Psychology, Psychology of Human Relationships. The goals of this course are to develop an awareness of how psychological research can be applied for the benefit of human beings, develop an understanding of the various explanations of behavior, and understand and use diverse methods of psychological inquiry. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


Psychology, IB HL (IB)

C551IF/C551IS                              2 Semesters                      2 Credits

Prerequisite:
Junior Year Students are required to take the IB exam upon completion of course.

Course Description:
IB Psychology is a course designed for college-bound juniors who wish to explore Psychology in greater depth than a traditional high school course, or wish to earn credit towards earning an International Baccalaureate Diploma. The course will be offered at both the Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) with the SL course being completed in two semesters, and the HL course completed in four semesters. This course will trace the philosophical and historical roots of this emerging science. Students will examine research methods and statistics, culminating with students completing a simple experimental study in an area of his or her interest. All students will cover the the core of the IB Psychology curriculum in depth: the biological, cognitive, and sociocultural approaches to studying psychology. In addition, SL students will study in depth one of the following options, and HL students will study in depth two of the following options: Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Sports Psychology, Psychology of Human Relationships. The goals of this course are to develop an awareness of how psychological research can be applied for the benefit of human beings, develop an understanding of the various explanations of behavior, and understand and use diverse methods of psychological inquiry. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


Psychology, IB SL (IB)

C553IF/C553IS                              2 Semesters                      2 Credits

Prerequisite:
Must be a junior or a senior.

Course Description:
IB Psychology is a course designed for college-bound juniors and seniors who wish to explore Psychology in greater depth than a traditional high school course, or wish to earn credit towards earning an International Baccalaureate Diploma. The course will be offered at both the Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) with the SL course being completed in two semesters, and the HL course completed in four semesters. This course will trace the philosophical and historical roots of this emerging science. Students will examine research methods and statistics, culminating with students completing a simple experimental study in an area of his or her interest. All students will cover the the core of the IB Psychology curriculum in depth: the biological, cognitive, and sociocultural approaches to studying psychology. In addition, SL students will study in depth one of the following options, and HL students will study in depth two of the following options: Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Sports Psychology, Psychology of Human Relationships. The goals of this course are to develop an awareness of how psychological research can be applied for the benefit of human beings, develop an understanding of the various explanations of behavior, and understand and use diverse methods of psychological inquiry. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


Spanish III (Honors) (IB)

C246IF/C246IS

Prerequisite:
Successful completion of Spanish II or equivalent or permission of teacher. Spanish IB certificate or diploma candidates: Spanish IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of Spanish. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of Spanish language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Language Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication . Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This course continues to strengthen the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills developed during the first two years of studying Spanish. Linguistic skills are reinforced through grammar review, guided and creative compositions and oral exercises in which students express their feelings and opinions. Students are introduced to a variety of literary selections, such as poetry, short stories and magazines to strengthen reading skills. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech for Spanish 101 for 4 credits and Spanish 102 for 4 credits.

*Course Fee*


Spanish IV (Honors) (IB)

C247IF/C247IS

Prerequisite:
Successful completion of Spanish III, IB or equivalent or permission of teacher. Spanish IB certificate or diploma candidates: Spanish IB is intended for students who have two to five years of experience in the study of Spanish. The goal of the course is to further and strengthen the study of Spanish language and culture, so that the students are able to increase fluency in expression and interpretation of the language within a cultural context. The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate World Language Programme is to ‘enable students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes; the courses focus on written and spoken communication . Students will take the course over a period of two academic school years. At the end of the course, the students will be expected to participate in both internal and external assessments, which include both written and oral components. At the end of the process, students will achieve competency in communicative interactions and interpretation, as well as gaining more exposure to the international community.

Course Description:
This advanced course of study in Spanish emphasizes intensive practice in conversational language and increased literary analysis of plays, novels, poetry and films. Students refine their written work as well as their listening comprehension. A continued cultural study, particularly of the history, geography, and civilization of Spain is an integral part of this course. Extensive grammar review is included in preparation for college placement exams. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective. Offered as Dual Credit through Ivy Tech for Spanish 201 for 3 credits and Spanish 202 for 3 credits.

*Course Fee*


Theory of Knowledge I (IB)

C317IS                          1 Semester                        1 Credit

Prerequisite:
2nd Sem. (Jr. Year) Theory of Knowledge I 1st Sem. (Sr. Year) Theory of Knowledge II

Course Description:
Students enrolled in the IB Diploma Programme take Theory of Knowledge (TOK) in lieu of the regular Theology curriculum for two semesters, 2nd semester Junior year and 1st semester Senior year. This course does not replace Theology for Non-IB diploma candidates but it may be taken as an elective. Theory of Knowledge is an epistemology course, and as such, it is an introduction to the future study of philosophy in college. Through the use of perception, reason, emotion and language, how do we humans use the sciences, the various mathematical disciplines, the arts, the study of history, etc., to answer the question: “How do we know what we know; and how do we know that we know it; and how do we use this knowledge to enter into the great human discussion of the BIG questions regarding the meaning of it ALL?” The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


Theory of Knowledge II (IB)

C317IF                          1 Semester                        1 Credit

Prerequisite:
2nd Sem. (Jr. Year) Theory of Knowledge I 1st Sem. (Sr. Year) Theory of Knowledge II

Course Description:
Students enrolled in the IB Diploma Programme take Theory of Knowledge (TOK) in lieu of the regular Theology curriculum for two semesters, 2nd semester Junior year and 1st semester Senior year. This course does not replace Theology for Non-IB diploma candidates but it may be taken as an elective. Theory of Knowledge is an epistemology course, and as such, it is an introduction to the future study of philosophy in college. Through the use of perception, reason, emotion and language, how do we humans use the sciences, the various mathematical disciplines, the arts, the study of history, etc., to answer the question: “How do we know what we know; and how do we know that we know it; and how do we use this knowledge to enter into the great human discussion of the BIG questions regarding the meaning of it ALL?” The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

*Course Fee*


Visual Arts, IB HL (IB)

C766IF/C766IS             4 Semesters               4 Credits

Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Drawing I and Design I. Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Junior IB – 1st Year Cathedral High School IB candidates will engage themselves in an individual visual arts journey. It will equip the students with the devices to develop their innovative problem solving and critical thinking skills. Art will create a liaison with the universal experience. The approaches to learning in the visual arts encompass multiculturalism and diversity in learning. Our artistic experience will involve established forms fundamental to cultural traditions as well as numerous practices aligned with 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art. The creation of art is a universal language. All people have an innate desire to create personal, cultural and aesthetic expression through art. Our instruction in the visual arts will surpass common limitations to unite cross-curricular studies. Students will learn to connect themselves to the world in a cultural context and be able to demonstrate this connection through a visual means of communication. These cultural connections and artistic expressions allow the students to think critically and investigate intellectually as well as emotionally their existence as it relates to the world around them. This cognitive experience and cultural exploration motivates students to extend themselves beyond the scope of art, into other areas of study, and inspires them to become life-long learners. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.