Sunday, January 22, 2017

IB Night at Mitchell - Jan 24 @ 6:30 PM

Please join us for an information session for new families interested in exploring PreK-12th grade International Baccalaureate opportunities in Ann Arbor starting with the Primary Years Programme at Mitchell. We will also share some information about the Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme in Ann Arbor.

Where: Mitchell Elementary School, 3550 Pittsiew
When: January 24 beginning at 6:30 PM 

Families who attend will:
- See photos of daily life at Mitchell 
- Meet the principals and IB coordinaotr
- Learn about Mitchell School
- Better understand IB education - including IB pathway from Mitchell to Scarlett to Huron
- Hear about our daily school practices, after school programs, summer programs, and community partnerships
- Be able to ask questions (just like IB students do)!
- We'll even invite you to come back to visit us again!
 This session should be particularly useful to:
- Current Mitchell families who want to know more about IB
- AAPS families who are considering an in-district transfer to Mitchell for the 2017-18 school year (note: the in-district transfer window is open from 1/17 - 2/17/17...more info HERE)
- Families from outside the AAPS who are considering a schools of choice transfer to the AAPS from Washtenaw or any of the surrounding counties in southeast Michigan.

Come and check us out!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

UPDATED: IB Diploma Enrollment Night January 18th 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Huron Cafeteria

Ann Arbor Public Schools​ IB Diploma Programme Enrollment Night is January 18th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Huron Cafeteria.

Sophomore students and parents/guardians from Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, and the surrounding counties are invited to join us on January 18 to learn more about the Diploma Programme (DP) at Huron directly from the teachers who will be teaching Diploma courses.

The format of the evening will be open discussion. Attendees will be able to ask as many questions (and get answers) as they wish.

At the end of the evening, students who would like a Diploma Programme spot at Huron to be held for them for 2017-18 will turn in paperwork indicating their commitment and intention to formally register for DP classes in March.

Meetings before or after the event with Mr. Eric Wynn, DP coordinator, can be scheduled at https://calendly.com/dpmeeting.  Questions can also directed to Mr. Wynn via email at wynne@aaps.k12.mi.us.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

IB Diploma Programme Enrollment Night at Huron

Current 10th grade students from Huron (and from outside Huron) are meeting with Mr. Wynn and choosing their IB Diploma Programme courses for 2017-18. Schedule a time with him at http://www.calendly.com/dpmeeting.

Students and families are encourage to attend Huron's Diploma Programme enrollment night on January 18 from 6 - 9 PM in the Huron High School cafeteria.

Students who choose the Huron Diploma Programme will have more DP course choices than any school in Michigan.

More information can be found at http://ib.a2schools.org.



Monday, January 9, 2017

IB Night at Scarlett - Jan. 12 @ 6:15 PM

Dear Ann Arbor Fifth Grade Families,
You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming International Baccalaureate Night at Scarlett Middle School.

As part of the "International Baccalauareate (IB) Night" you will learn about IB, the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and how 6th grade and new to Scarlett students will “transition” into the Scarlett MYP teaching and learning environment.

When:
Thursday January 12, 2017
Scarlett Media Center

6:15 - 6:30pm Meet & Greet
6:30 - 6:45pm Opening
6:45 - 7:30pm Mini Sessions
7:30 - 7:45pm Closing

You can find more information about Ann Arbor IB and MYP at:
Web - http://ib.a2schools.org
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AnnArborIB/
Twitter - @A2_IB

Contact us with any questions at 997-1220 or soupalr@aaps.k12.mi.us

We look forward to seeing you!

~Scarlett Middle School Faculty & Administration

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Upcoming Dates for Ann Arbor International Baccalaureate Informational Meetings

Primary Years Programme at Mitchell
  • January 24 - Learn about IB at Mitchell and in the AAPS at Mitchell Elementary School, 6:30-7:30 PM
  • February 21 - Kindergarten Round Up at Mitchell Elementary School, 6-7:30 PM
Middle Years Programme at Scarlett and Huron
  • January 11 - Personal Project Information Night at Huron High School
    • Current 10th graders, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
    • Current 9th graders, 7:30 - 8:30 PM
  • January 12 - Learn About IB at Scarlett Information Night, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • February 2 - Incoming 9th Grade Orientation at Huron High School, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Diploma Programme at Huron
  • January 18 - Diploma Programme Enrollment at Huron High School, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Features of the Diploma Programme at Huron High School

Choices:
- 26 Diploma Programme courses
- - Multiple pathways in order to achieve the full IB diploma (and college credit)
- Students can achieve the full IB diploma or take single DP courses
- More choices than any other DP in Michigan
- An elite program that is not elitist...there is a fit for everyone

Sports:
- The ability to play for 42 different sports teams

Music:
- The chance to be a part of Huron’s Grammy©-Winning Music Program

Clubs:
- The ability to participate in 67 Huron Clubs

Excellence:
- A history of being a highly successful high school; currently recognized as #2 high school in Michigan by niche.com

Monday, December 26, 2016

District Update: International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Huron High School

District Update:
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Huron High School
Statement from Superintendent, Jeanice K. Swift
December 23, 2016
Ann Arbor, MI:
The Ann Arbor Public Schools has recently received exciting communication from the International Baccalaureate Organization congratulating Huron High School on "having become an IB World School offering the Diploma Programme."  

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The Class of 2019, current 10th grade students, will have the opportunity to take the prestigious Diploma Programme (DP) at Huron High School as the first International Baccalaureate cohort commencing their studies in Fall, 2017-18.
International Baccalaureate, the program most often requested over recent years by Ann Arbor parents, students, and community members, is a widely recognized course of study where students participate in rich inquiry learning, achieve proficiency in World Language beginning in Kindergarten, and offer their learning in service to the world, both locally and globally. In achieving this exciting milestone, the Ann Arbor Public Schools will be one of only two districts in Michigan offering a full continuum PreK-12th grade International Baccalaureate opportunity at Mitchell Elementary, Scarlett Middle, and Huron High School. 

  • Choices:
    • 26 Diploma Programme courses
    • More choice than any other IB program in Michigan
    • Multiple pathways in order to achieve the full IB diploma
    • Students can choose to take single DP courses (instead of full diploma)
    • Students can achieve the full IB diploma or take single DP courses
    • An elite program that is not elitist...there is a fit for everyone
  • Sports: the ability to play for 42 different sports teams
  • Music: The chance to be a part of Huron's Grammy©-Winning Music Program
  • Clubs: The ability to participate in 67 Huron Clubs
  • Support: A program design that builds in support for students
  • Excellence:
    • A history of success with a wide variety of students
    • Currently recognized as #2 high school in Michigan by niche.com
You may learn more about International Baccalaureate Programs in the Ann Arbor Public Schools by contacting Mr. Kevin Karr at: karrk@a2schools or at these upcoming events:
Primary Years Programme (candidate) at Mitchell
  • January 24 - Learn about IB at Mitchell Information Night, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • February 21 - Kindergarten Round Up at Mitchell Elementary School, 6-7:30 PM
Middle Years Programme (candidate) at Scarlett and Huron
  • January 11 - Personal Project Information Night at Huron High School
    • Current 10th graders, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
    • Current 9th graders, 7:30 - 8:30 PM
  • January 12 - Learn About IB at Scarlett Information Night, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • February 2 - Incoming 9th Grade Orientation at Huron High School, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Diploma Programme at Huron
  • January 18 - Diploma Programme Enrollment at Huron High School, 6:00 - 9:00 PM