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Vandegrift High School IB Diploma Programme Statement of Intent
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) provides a challenging and comprehensive education that enables students to understand and manage the complexities of our world and provides them with skills and attitudes for taking responsible action for the future. It is a rigorous and holistic program and thus is unmatched preparation for students intending to attend a four-year university.

In LISD, this advanced option is open to any interested high school juniors (11th grade) and seniors (12th grade), though it is only offered at Leander High School and Vandegrift High School (pending authorization in 2018).

Students interested in pursuing the IB Diploma should INDICATE INTEREST THROUGH COMPLETION OF THIS FORM.

● Read through the the IB Website FAQ’s
● Acknowledge understanding of and adherence to IB DP procedures and guidelines included in this form
● Transfer students: see Transfer Information section below for other steps and documentation

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Academic Information
Participation in the IB Diploma Programme requires students to take certain preparatory coursework during the 9th and 10th grade years. These courses have been selected to maximize student preparation for IB DP courses in the 11th and 12th grade years. Students must adhere to this plan to remain in the IB Diploma Program.

9th Grade IB STUDENT SCHEDULE

Required Course Work:
1. Advanced or QUEST English 1
2. Advanced Biology
3. Advanced Geometry (Algebra I in 8th grade is strongly recommended, but not required)
4. AP Human Geography
5. French 1/ Latin 1/Spanish 1 /Advanced Spanish 2
6. Professional Communications

Student Choice:
7. PE/ Fine Art
8. Student Choice

10th Grade IB STUDENT SCHEDULE

Required Course Work:
1.Advanced or QUEST English 2
2. Advanced Chemistry
3. Advanced Algebra 2 (or Advanced Geometry)
4. AP World History
5. Advanced Latin,Advanced French or Advanced Spanish

Student Choice:
6. PE/ Fine Art
7. Student Choice
8. Student Choice

Please acknowledge that you you have looked over the sample student schedules. *
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Honor Code
Academic honesty is an important part of the IB DP.

IBO.ORG HONOR CODE
http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/digital-tookit/brochures/academic-honesty-ib-en.pdf


VHS IB HONOR CODE:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bGVhbmRlcmlzZC5vcmd8dmFuZGVncmlmdC1pYi1wcm9ncmFtbWV8Z3g6YzRhM2JjZGExNzI4MjM4

Therefore, in order to enroll in the DP program in Leander ISD, all incoming students (and parent/guardian) must read and agree to abide by the Vandegift HS IB Honor Code.

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Personal Information
Please enter your information. You must be enrolled in Leander ISD to participate in the VHS IB Programme.
Student First Name *
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Student Last Name *
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Student Email *
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LISD ID Number *
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Grade in 2018-19 School Year *
Middle School Attended *
Parent/Guardian Name *
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Parent / Guardian Phone Number *
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Transfer Information
Students zoned to a non-IB Leander ISD high school must transfer to their appropriate IB high school. It is recommended that students transfer prior to the 9th grade year. Prospective IB students from Four Points or Canyon Ridge Middle School will attend Vandegrift HS. Students from Cedar Park Middle School will choose VHS or LHS, depending on their location. Students from Henry, Leander, Running Brushy, Stiles, or Wiley Middle School will attend Leander HS.

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
IB bus routes are determined each year based on transfers to Vandegrift for the IB program, and IB bus stops will be provided throughout the district to students who request it on this form. If you indicate this, the IB DP Coordinator will be in touch in August about the bus number, route, and stop, and the routes will also be posted on the Vandegrift IB websites. Please indicate here, ONLY IF YOU ARE A TRANSFER STUDENT, if you want to request transportation on an IB Bus in the 2018-19 school year.

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Statement of Intent Signatures (electronic)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I acknowledge that:

● I read through the IB Website FAQ’s.
● I want to pursue the IB Diploma. I have signed up for the required coursework, and I understand that I must remain on the IB path to stay in the program.
● I have read the IB Honor Code and VHS IB Honor Code, and I will abide by them.
● (If a transfer student): I understand that if I do not remain in all required classes, I will return to my home campus at the end of the current six weeks.
● Any freshman or sophomore that drops from an an advanced course to an on-level course in any core area will automatically be dropped from the IB Diploma Programme.

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Parent/Guardian SIgnature *
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