Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
Sunday, March 5, 2017
We've shared previously that Ann Arbor Public Schools is investigating the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (CP) as additional programming at Huron to complement the Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme.
Here's some of the basics about the CP....
What is the CP all about?
The CP was specifically developed for students who wish to engage in career-related learning while gaining transferable and lifelong skills:
- Critical thinking
- Cross-cultural engagement.
CP students do the following during 11th and 12th grade:
- Successfully complete a two year Career and Technical Education (CTE) program
- Successfully complete at least two International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) courses
- Successfully complete the "CP Core" requirements:
Personal and Professional Skills Course (PPS)
The CP Provides:
- A Pathway to Employment: 21st century life places complex demands on graduates looking for work – so enabling students to become self-confident, skilled and career-ready learners must be an integral part of their education.
- University recognition: Through the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Career-related Programme (CP), students deepen their understanding in general areas of knowledge, engaging in a holistic education model that fosters an enthusiasm for lifelong learning.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
- 26 Diploma Programme courses which means more choices and multiple pathways to achievement
- Access to the Huron Grammy award winning music program
- 36 sports options, more than are available at the University of Michigan
- A diverse student body is a reflection of the world
- 67 clubs and student organizations.
Huron is currently ranked the #2 high school in Michigan according to niche.com.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
- Global Politics SL (IB) - Global Politics SL (IB) allows students to explore basic fundamental political concepts. It is designed for students to develop an understanding of the local, national, international, and global dimensions of political activity and processes, as well to explore political issues affecting their own lives. The course is intended for 11th and 12th grade students, and will serve as a component of the IB Diploma Program. This course satisfies the Individuals and Societies requirement for Full IB Diploma students.
- Business and Management SL (IB) -Business and Management SL (IB) is intended to help students develop their understanding of the fundamental concepts of Business and management. The course will cover all of the business and management related standards adopted by the State of Michigan. This course is intended for 11th and 12th grade students. The performance expectations of the course will focus on business and management practices such as; employing information management techniques and strategies to assist in decision-making, planning and time management, managing customer relationships, understanding day-to-day business activities, risk management strategies, human resources, and operational and functional aspects of management. This course satisfies the Individuals and Societies requirement for Full IB Diploma students.
- Psychology SL (IB)- The Psychology SL (IB) course aims are to teach the students major principles in the field of Psychology, understand research methods, and to educate students about human behavior and cognition. The course content will focus on biological, cognitive and sociocultural levels of analysis. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct an experiment and explore one of the following research topics in depth: abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, psychology of human relationships, sports psychology. The goal of the course is to teach students how to be critical thinkers, analyze research, explore research methods and to understand the relationship between biopsychosocial events and our behaviors and mental processes. This course satisfies the Individuals and Societies requirement for Full IB Diploma students.
- Environmental Systems and Societies SL IB- Environmental Systems and Societies SL (IB) is an interdisciplinary course that studies the interaction of humans and the environment. The students will gain the knowledge and understanding of environmental systems and issues on a variety of levels. Environmental issues will be studied on personal, local and global levels, this will help students develop an awareness of environmental issues, make future environmental decisions and be motivated to be stewards for the environment. This course satisfies the Sciences requirement or the Individuals and Societies requirement for Full IB Diploma students.
We are excited that we have determined a way to make these courses available to current juniors, and hope students will be excited about the opportunity to take them. Questions about these courses can be directed to our IB Diploma Coordinator, Eric Wynn, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, January 22, 2017
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
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 email@example.com.