Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ann Arbor International Baccalaureate Kindergarten Round Up - Mitchell School, 2/23 @ 6 PM - English and Español

Families interested in enrolling for Kindergarten or Young 5's at Mitchell School (in the Ann Arbor International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate schools pathway) for the fall of 2016 are invited to Kindergarten Round Up on Tuesday, February 23 at 6:00 PM in the multi-purpose room at Mitchell School.

This presentation will include information and experiences that help participants know and understand:
- The 5 Pillars of IB in Ann Arbor
- The Primary Years Programme at Mitchell Elementary School including Kindergarten and Young 5s opportunities
- The value of an internationally focused curriculum.

Nota : Habrá traducción al español 

Also during this time: 
- Meeting the Mitchell School teachers, principals and staff
- Seeing the kindergarten classrooms- Time to enroll - CLICK HERE (window open beginning 1/18/2016) 
- Questions and answers. 
 
Information before the meeting can be accessed via the Ann Arbor IB website at http://ib.a2schools.org 
and the Mitchell School website at http://mitchell.a2schools.org.  

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Huron Parent Orientation for Incoming 9th Grade Students

Huron High School will be hosting its annual Parent Orientation for Incoming 9th Graders on February 10 at 6 pm in Meyers Auditorium. Parents and families are invited to learn about the philosophy and programs that make Huron a fantastic high school.

Prospective parents and students will learn about Huron’s new IB Middle-Years and Diploma programs as well as the full suite of programs that have made Huron a nationally-recognized school since 1968, including academic programs that celebrate diversity and prepare students to excel as global citizens, as well as Grammy-award winning music, Humanities, AP, and state-championship athletic programs.Teachers from English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math, Business, Special Education, Art and others will host informative sessions to display the diverse learning opportunities that make up the Huron High experience. Huron's IB (International Baccalaureate) facilitators will also be present to answer questions about the IB Curriculum.

Join Huron principals and teachers at Parent Orientation to find out more about what Huron will offer your student.

Questions? Please email Huron High Principal Dr. Schwamb at schwamb@aaps.k12.mi.us.

IB Update For Families Who Recently Attended IB Information Meetings

Dear Families Interested in IB in Ann Arbor,

Thank you for recently attending an Ann Arbor International Baccalaureate information session.  We hope the information we shared and the questions we answered helped to inform and understand the IB opportunity in Ann Arbor. 

Two pieces of information to share today:
1. The Huron Diploma Programme website has been updated: http://www.a2schools.org/Page/9563
Other sections of the website have received small updates as well, but the DP portion now reflects the most current information.

2. We are available. 

The best ways to get information:
- Email us.  Our contact information can be found here: http://www.a2schools.org/Page/9602
- Call us on the phone - if we aren't available, we'll call you back
- Tour our schools - just call the school and ask to set up a tour/visit/appointment
- Read our website: http://ib.a2schools.org
- Follow our Twitter updates....search for #a2ib or follow us using the information in the contact link above.
- Come to the 9th grade parent orientation at Huron. It is on Wednesday, February 10 at 6 PM.  This night is geared towards incoming 9th grade families, but we'll have Pre-K - 12th grade IB representatives there to answer questions: http://a2-ib.blogspot.com/2016/01/huron-parent-orientation-for-incoming.html

We love to be face to face with families but understand schedules don't always permit this which is why we've provided so many avenues of communication. We hope one will work for you. If not, let's figure it out.

We want you to know about the Pre-K - 12th grade pathway of IB in Ann Arbor.  We'd like to work with you and your family!

Sincerely,
Kevin Karr
K-12 Ann Arbor International Baccalaureate Facilitator
Ann Arbor Public Schools

Twitter: @A2_IB

Monday, February 1, 2016

International Baccalaureate Information Meeting - Huron High School, February 3 @ 6:30 PM

International Baccalaureate schooling is coming to Ann Arbor!

Those interested in learning more about Ann Arbor International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate schools for the fall of 2016 are invited to an IB Information Meeting at Huron High School on February 3 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM.

This presentation will include information and experiences that help participants know and understand:
- The 5 Pillars of IB in Ann Arbor
- The Primary Years Programme at Mitchell Elementary School (grades K-5)
- The Middle Years Programme at Scarlett Middle School and Huron High School (grades 6 - 10)
- The Diploma Programme at Huron High School (grades 11 and 12)
- The value of an internationally focused curriculum. 
- Enrollment opportunities for the 2016-17 school year.

Information before the meeting can be accessed via the Ann Arbor IB website at:  http://ib.a2schools.org.