IB Highlights and Upcoming Events
IB 9th Grade Welcome and Registration
Welcome AHS IB Cohort Family!
On behalf of the Annapolis High School IB office, we would like to welcome you and your child to the IB Diploma Programme. The last step in being accepted into the Annapolis IB Diploma Cohort is the registration process. We look forward to welcoming you to our IB family at our Virtual Welcome and Registration Night at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. This will be a virtual event and the meeting code to join is https://meet.google.com/sus-wjcb-mzp Parents should use their student’s AACPs email when logging into the meeting. If you do not have access to your student’s account please plan to log in 5-10 minutes early. Once the meeting has begun it will be difficult to admit individuals into the session. This evening will be full of information regarding the four year sequence of classes, what it means to be an IB student (both in the Middle Years and Diploma Programme), and an opportunity to complete the schedule for your student, if he or she did not attend an AACPS middle school, or to ask questions about their current schedule. We are so excited to see you on March 30, at 6:30 PM. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Patricia Newgent, the IB Diploma Coordinator, at PNEWGENT@aacps.org.
Annapolis H.S. undergoing authorization for the Career-related Programme!
Annapolis High School, home to the Diploma and Middle Years Programme, will add a third offering to its IB menu- the Career-related Programme. This program will be open to all Annapolis High School students. Please visit our WEBSITE to learn more about this exciting program of study.
A Sweet Surprise for our IB Seniors
Due to the COVID 19 shutdown of schools the annual IB senior cord ceremony paying tribute to the 2020 IB graduates was cancelled. Ms. Richburg, Ms. Newgent and our IB community wanted to do something special for our disappointed 80 seniors. Thus, the community secretly came together to surprise our graduates with personalized gift baskets. The baskets were delivered on Saturday May 22 much to the delight of our seniors. Later in the evening our IB families participated in our first virtual senior cord ceremony while enjoying the treats found within their baskets.
Natalia Arroyo Ensemble
November 1, the Annapolis High School IB Diploma students 9-12, along with students from our PYP and MYP sister schools, Germantown Elementary and Annapolis Middle, were treated to a musical performance by the Natalia Arroyo Ensemble. The Mexican quartet performed traditional and contemporary music from northern and central Mexico. The quartet mixes pieces from Mexico with Latin rhythms using guitar, violin, double bass, and traditional instruments of the areas. The leader, Natalia Arroyo, is a multi-instrumentalist and composer and has performed in festivals and musical events throughout the world, including the Smithsonian Folk Festival in Washington, D.C.
Listen to a sample: Natalia Arroyo Ensemble
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory
The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory conducted a workshop with our 10th grade IB Diploma students during 1st and 3rd periods. Students examined how Shakespeare used the technique of rhetoric within his various plays. The students were also given the opportunity to utilize their knowledge by performing a short piece in front of their peers.