St. Dominic High to host IB Open House Tuesday


St. Dominic High School

SOUTH REWARD–Persons interested in learning more about the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme being offered at St. Dominic High School can do so at an information session planned during an Open House on Tuesday, February 6, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.

  Interested students in Form 4 and examination classes along with their parents are invited to learn more about this internationally-recognised pre-university programme. 

  Information will be available explaining the subject prerequisites and the application process. Attendees will also get a chance to meet two students of the IB Class of 2019, who will share why they enrolled in the IB Diploma Programme at St. Dominic High School. “Get insight into the research process of the 4,000-word extended essay, the importance of Creativity, Activity, Service and how we know what we claim to know in Theory of Knowledge,” the school said.

  More than 2,500 universities worldwide recognise the IB, and more than 100 offer scholarships for IB Diploma recipients. Attendees will learn why universities acknowledge the distinctive profile of IB Diploma Programme students, and how the diploma programme curriculum prepares students for tertiary education. 

  St. Dominic High, along with more than 2,800 schools around the world, offers this internationally-recognised curriculum. It is also the first government-subsidized school in the Caribbean authorized by International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer the Diploma Programme for students ages 16 to 19. The IBO collaborates with schools, governments and international organisations in 152 countries to develop and offer challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment to achieve its mission of developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people, who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

  The school said students, who are interested in the journey associated with learning, want to create opportunities for themselves, are driven to be successful and desire a more challenging curriculum that encourages them to think critically, to become internationally-minded, to reflect on their learning, and to develop university-ready research skills are urged to attend the information evening.

Source: The Daily Herald