• What is an IB Education?

    IB Imagine a worldwide community of schools, educators and students with a shared vision and mission to empower young people with the skills, values and knowledge to create a better and more peaceful world. This is the International Baccalaureate (IB).

    In 1968 the first programme offered by the IB, the Diploma Programme, was established. It sought to provide a challenging yet balanced education that would facilitate geographic and cultural mobility by providing an internationally recognized university entrance qualification that would also serve the deeper purpose of promoting intercultural understanding and respect. With the introduction of the Middle Years Programme in 1994 and the Primary Years Programme in 1997, the IB identified a continuum of international education for students aged 3 to 19.

    Each of the IB programmes reflects a central desire to provide a problem and project based education that enables students to learn as STEMists, historians and artists making sense of the complexities of the world around them.  IB students are equipped with the skills and dispositions needed for taking responsible action for the future. They are provided with an education that crosses disciplinary, cultural, national and geographical boundaries, and that champions critical engagement, stimulating ideas and effective relationships.


     

    The Diploma Programme is a pathway to university and employment

     In her role as Assistant Dean of Admissions at Stanford University, Debra Von Bargen knows the value of an IB education.
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  • IB Summer Offerings

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    IB Summer sessions are designed to introduce new IB magnet students to their IB World School community, and all of the exciting components offered within the IB Middle Years and Diploma programs!  Students may choose to engage in IB Design challenges, local and global community action, and language exploration.  At the high school level, IB students can explore their academic and community interests in our IB Personal Project and Theory of Knowledge sessions.  Please contact your school based IB Programme Coordinator for more information and use the links below to register.

     

    Middle School Offerings:

    Annapolis Middle School

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    Parent Community 

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    During this virtual session, parents will have the opportunity to meet and greet each other.They will work in small groups to find connections within and beyond the AMS community.

    When: June 21st, 2021

    7:00PM- 8:00PM

    Where: Virtual

    Intended Audience: Incoming 6th Grade Families

    https://forms.gle/EFT9AfzCKify1HMa8

    Design Challenge Competition

    Beginning at the end of June, all AMS students will have access to a google site with multiple design challenges available, all focused on beautification and problem-solving within the AMS school community. . Students  will independently complete one or more challenges before the submission date of Aug 1st, 2021. One submission from each challenge will be chosen to  be the focus of the AMS Summer Service Saturday.  

    When: Opens June 21st, 2021. All submissions due by 5pm on August 1st, 2021

    Where: Virtual (asynchronous) 

    Intended Audience: All AMS Students

    AMS Design Challenge Competition Website: 


    Will Be Posted Here on June 21st, 2021

    Summer Service Saturday

    Students and families  will work in socially distanced small groups  to make the winning submissions from the Summer Design Challenge, come alive. We will spend the day making our courtyard a space our AMS community would be proud of. 

    When: August 28th, 2021

    Where: 9am-2pm (Time Slots Will Be Assigned after Registration) 

    Intended Audience: All AMS Students and Families

    https://forms.gle/P3ifZshTMyX5CHcD9

     

    MacArthur Middle School

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    Design Challenge Competition

    Beginning at the end of June, students will have access to a google site with multiple design challenges, all focused on beautification and problem-solving within the MacArthur school community.

    When: Opens June 21st, 2021. All submissions due by 5pm on August 1st, 2021

    Where: Virtual (asynchronous) 

    Intended Audience: All MMS Students

    MMS Design Challenge Competition Website: 


    Will Be Posted Here on June 21st!, 2021

    Learning and Loving Languages

    Students will engage in language learning, language experiences, and the culture of 2 of the 3 languages MacArthur offers:- Spanish and French (One offered each day).

    When: July 12th AND July 13th

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Where: Virtual 

    Intended Audience: All MMS Students

    https://forms.gle/H2jtpyCbini77wKX6

    Becoming
    #IBawesome 

    During this event students will learn to navigate  MacArthur’s halls before 6th graders officially return on  August 8th and participate in an inquiry-based mapping activity to use on their first day back, while parents, get to know their new parent community, learn about the  components of an IB education, and discuss what to expect in middle school. Q&A at end.

    When: July 26th, 2021

    10:00 am to 11:30 am

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    12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

    Where: MacArthur Middle School

    Intended Audience: Incoming 6th Grade Families

    https://forms.gle/Vq1mKojs5cEc8EnV8

     

    Old Mill Middle School (North) 

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    Walk to Water Design Challenge

    Students will virtually explore, innovate, and create, a solution to a real-world water problem around the world.   

    When: July 14th 

    9:00AM-  10:00 AM

    1:00PM- 2:00 PM

    Where: Virtual 

    Intended Audience: All Old Mill Middle School (North) Students

    https://forms.gle/EXDMr4VoxAdcdSut8

    Language and Culture Pop-Up Classroom  

    Students will work in a socially distanced outdoors classroom in order to explore a language of choice through a nature scavenger hunt, and then use what they found to explore, innovate, and create a sustainable solution to a housing crisis. 

    When: August 2nd, 2021

    10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

    Where: Old Mill Middle School (North)

    Intended Audience: Incoming 6th Grade Students

    https://forms.gle/g674zh3HRj4ijJGM7

    School Tours

    Students will participate in small group school tours. While not on the tour, families will have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor picnic. 

    When: August 12th, 2021

    1:00 PM- 4:00 PM 

    Where: Old Mill Middle School (North)

    Intended Audience: Incoming 6th Grade Families

    https://forms.gle/fuq1PwFZjxgyXxgw8

     

    High School Offerings:

    All School (Annapolis, Meade, & Old Mill)

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    Personal Project Provocation

    During this virtual season students will participate in a collaborative and hands-on  introduction to Personal Project. Students will have the opportunity to explore and navigate the IB High School Personal Project  site, exposing them to resources and ideas to get their wheels turning about passions and interests to study in future.  

    When: July 15th 

    9:00 AM- 11:00 AM

    Where: Virtual 

    Intended Audience: All Incoming 9th Graders at AHS, OMHS, MHS

    https://forms.gle/8nMy9WTVRGwR6dr77

    TOK Socratic Seminar 

    During this virtual session students will debate their opinions concerning ethical scenarios,  with students at all 3 of our IB World High Schools. Students will begin to explore through this simulation the nature of knowledge and how we know what we claim to know. 

    When: August 4th, 2021 

    9:00 AM- 10:00 AM

    1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

    Where: Virtual 

    Intended Audience: All Incoming 9th Graders at AHS, OMHS, MHS

    https://forms.gle/M1kxxqw36ZRUDNRU9

     

    Annapolis High School

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    School Tours Field Day

    Students will participate in a rotation of engagements including school tours, school spirit tie-dyeing, and active  socially distanced community building games. All rotations will be outdoors except the school tours. 

    When: June 29th, 2021- July 1st, 2021 (Choose One Day via Registration Link) 

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM

    Where: Annapolis High School

    Intended Audience: All Incoming 9th Graders

    https://forms.gle/Mg5iKghRVCo7RgW98

     

     

    Old Mill High School

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    Registration Link

    School Tours and Picnic

    Students will participate in small group school tours. While not on the tour, families will have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor picnic. 

    When: Aug 12th, 2021

    11:00AM- 12:00 PM

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    12:30PM- 1:30 PM

    Where: Old Mill High School

    Intended Audience: All Incoming 9th Graders

    https://forms.gle/pNVgkAgf79k6NxLP7




     

IB Staff Spotlight

  • Congratulations to Carrie Klimes, winner of the IBMA Faculty Recognition Award for October 2020! Carrie graduated from Old Mill in 1994, later receiving her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1998 and Master’s of Education degree in School Counseling in 2001, from Campbell University. She has been a school counselor for 21 years, first at South View Middle School in North Carolina, which fed into an IB Diploma Program school.  She was a member of the committee that established the protocol for Magnet Programs in AACPS, and has been with the IB Program since it’s inception, totaling 13 graduating classes.  She has been an IB Coordinator,  has seized the opportunity to present at an IBMA Conference, has traveled all the way to Wales for IB Training in the Extended Essay, and consistently mentors personal projects and extended essays at Old Mill. The IB Office appreciates your dedication to the IB Programme, Carrie!  

     

    photograph of educator Carrie Klimes

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