International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate Organization

Advanced Academics Boot Camp Summer 2020

OVER 150 students participated in our digital boot camp this August and learned and/or reviewed:

  • email etiquette
  • annotating skills
  • APEC writing model
  • organization skills
  • legend of Sissa ibn Dahir
  • notetaking and study skills
  • thinking like a scientist
  • embracing “wrong” answers
  • metacognition
  • the nature of language
  • evaluating sources
  • learning styles

Below are some resources from the camp.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Communication Mini-Lesson

Organization Mini-Lesson

Meta-Cognition Mini-Lesson

English 9/10 (Nuttall)

Science 9/10 (Barnes)

World Languages 9/10 (Procaccino)

English 11/12 (Skrzypczak)

Science 11/12 (Anderson)

World Languages 11/12 (Flemens)

Social Studies 9/10 (Hallock)

Math 9/10 (Todd)

Library 9/10 (Mahan)

Social Studies 11/12 (Hamilton)

Math 11/12 (Racek, K.)

Library 11/12 (Burdett)

ibMission Statement

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 programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.(


IB Documents

MYP Personal Project

April 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

February 2021 Newsletter

January 2021 Newsletter

December 2020 Newsletter

November 2020 Newsletter

October 2020 Newsletter

Sophomores who complete the personal project will be in consideration for the FCPS/IBMYP Certificate.

Details for the MYP Personal Project can be found in this PDF. An overview of the Class of 2020’s Personal Project Showcase can be found in this YouTube video.

At Edison HS, the personal project is done through 10th grade advisory. Since the lessons students need to be successful in the project are delivered in advisory, the 10th grade advisory grade is tied to completion of the project. Students grades are based on this scoring handout. For further details, please watch this video

Learner Profile

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

IB learners strive to be:

  • Inquirers: They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learningThey actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
  • Knowledgeable: 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.
  • Thinkers: They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
  • Communicators: 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.
  • Principled: 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.
  • Open-minded: 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.
  • Caring: 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.
  • Risk-takers: 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.
  • Balanced: They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
  • Reflective: 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.

Prerequisites for Full Diploma Candidates

Prior to 11th grade successful completion of the following:

  1. Algebra II (required)
  2. Government and World History (required)
  3. Biology and Chemistry (required)
  4. 9th and 10th grade English (required)
  5. World language level 3 or above, Level 2 for Latin (recommended)


Group 1 –Language A Two-year Sequence: Grades 11 & 12

  • IB English Literature HL
  • IB English Literature and Language SL

Group 2 – Second Language Two-year Sequence: Grades 11 & 12

  • IB French I & II (SL/HL)
  • IB Spanish I & II (SL/HL)
  • IB Latin I & II (SL/HL)

Group 3 – Individuals and Societies Two-year Sequence: Grades 11 &12

  • History of the Americas & Topics in 20th Century World History (HL)

One-year Sequence: Grade 11 or 12

  • IB Psychology (SL)
  • IB Social and Cultural Anthropology (SL)
  • IB Business & Management (SL)

Group 4 – Experimental Sciences Grade 11 or 12:

  • IB Chemistry (SL)
  • IB Environmental Systems (SL)

Grade 12 only:

  • IB Physics (HL)
  • IB Biology I & II (HL)

Group 5 – Mathematics Grade 12

  • IB Higher Math I&II (HL)
  • Two-year Sequence: Grades 11 & 12
  • IB Math I & II (SL)
  • IB Math Studies part 1 and 2 (SL)

Group 6 – The Arts Two-year sequence: Grades 11 & 12

  • IB Visual Arts I & II (SL/HL)
  • IB Theatre Arts I & II (SL/HL)
  • IB Film Studies I & II (SL/HL)

*In lieu of a Group 6 offering, a student may visit Group 4 for a second subject or Group 3 for an elective.