IB Certificate/Course Registration, 2017

Here are a few thoughts for parents and students who are considering or planning on registering for IB Exams separately from the full Diploma Program to consider:

Register Here:  DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY 10/26

Download the paper registration form here

  1.  Seniors who take at least one I.B. Exam and participate in volunteer work through the C.A.S. program overseen by Mr. Higuera are eligible for recognition at Graduation.  At Charter Oak we love to celebrate and recognize students who are involved in their community and study within a demanding academic setting.  Contact Mr. Higuera at shiguera@cousd.net
  2. California is in the top two among the fifty states with the most IB Diploma Schools.  Acceptance of IB Exams is growing, including credit for Standard Level and Higher Level exams but you have to do your homework by contacting the colleges you are pursuing and asking about college credit.  We’ve had students take their syllabus, letters from CO teachers, and IB coursework to colleges and successfully petitioned for credit at schools where it wasn’t granted.  It’s possible.  Plan ahead.
  3. The exam is the best way to measure your preparedness for college.  Parents understand this and it’s why many parents sacrifice and challenge our students to take the exam.  IB teaches the skills needed to succeed in college.  The exam reveals these skills.  (Thank you parents for years of support on this one!)
  4. In most of our courses the pass rates over the long duration of the program are at or above International levels.  Pass rates are sometimes 80 – 100% in some of our most difficult classes like Global and Biology.  That challenge you’re facing now is for a reason – stick with it!

Our Certificate/Course students stand out because they have chosen to pursue a better academic future for themselves while being active in our community and our school. They are cherished and admired.  Their desire for their future is only matched by our teachers.

I also believe the reason IB has been so successful at Charter Oak for nearly 30 years is because of the teachers.  Students do you get tired?  So do the teachers!  Students do you put forward more work than you expect sometimes?  So do the teachers!  Our teachers put their heart and soul into our students.  Over the years they have quietly provided scholarships, stayed up late to grade, stayed after school to tutor and, I’ve watched them cry when “that one student” passes or gets into their top university.

It’s why I love teaching and learning at C.O.

Enjoy your weekend and your family,

Mr. Long

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2016 IB and AP Scores; Some Details and Victories.

Now that scores have been released here is the less important news, the numbers:

Of the 20 Diploma recipients, 7 received a 30 or more.  If they are off to a UC campus  granting sophomore status to scores of 30 or higher they are no longer freshmen!

AP Calculus AB:  Congratulations to Mrs. Plecas and the AP Calculus AB exam students.  14 out of 20 passed.

AB Calculus BC:  Congratulation to Mrs. Hope and the BC students.  5 of the 8 students passed a very tough math test.

IB Math SL:  Mrs. Hope led 100% of her students to a passing grade!  (Sure, there were only 3 students who took it, but goodness – there’s a reason only 3 students took it:)!

IB Math Studies:  Despite the occasional trip to the palm tree, Mr. Nichols students posted an 81% pass rate in Math Studies.

Art  (My personal favorite): 4 of 5 students passed the brand new HL curriculum and 11 out 13 students passed the brand new SL curriculum.

AP Spanish:  Both students who took the exam without taking the course passed!  Congratulation to Adrianna Casas and Frida Mendez Moreno who both got higher than the 3 needed to pass!

IB Spanish:  8 out of 9 passed the HL exam and 26 out of 28 students passed the SL exam.  That means over 90% students passed their exam!

Global:  Two years of perfect pass rates is a tough path to follow.  Still, nearly 80% of students passed on of the toughest exams on campus.  (Students, just think of Paper 3!)

English:  Congratulations to Mrs. Shockey (and Mrs. Wilcox!) and all the IB English students.  Of the 46 students who completed all the requirements for the exam, all but 1 passed!!

In other areas, 2 of the 3 students taking SL French passed and nearly 70% of Mr. Higuera’s and Mr. Harte’s students passed SL English.

Scattered among the numbers are numerous scores well above passing.  Nearly every IB subject saw students receive a 6 or 7 – well above the minimum of a four to pass, and multiple Extended Essay subjects had students who received A’s and B’s.

Here’s the most important news, what it means:

There are areas where we we didn’t meet our own expectations but remember, IB at Charter Oak has nearly 30 years of rich history.  The list of graduates include doctors and lawyers, moms, teachers, administrators and community leaders.  The list of colleges is equally impressive.  We will work honestly and diligently to improve because it’s a part of the legacy that was left to us at Charter Oak.  Despite the areas where we weren’t successful based on scores alone, students are still leaving Charter Oak as well-prepared college students.

Here’s the most impressive observation:  The amount of students willing to take on a challenge and the amount of hard work given by the teachers on a daily basis to support them.  I write it every year because it’s true.  We are all a part of something much bigger than ourselves.  Our common qualities are hard work and a desire to leave the world we live in better than when we found it.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, I already can’t wait to be back.  When we return I will be – gasp, 40! –  but I love the classroom more than ever.  Email me with any questions, clong@cousd.net.

 

 

 

 

2016 Exam Schedule 2nd/3rd Weeks

Keep up on the schedule.  Great first week everyone, thank you!!  Get some rest this weekend and arrive next week prepared and focused.

Date Test Time Location Notes
Mon May 9
IB Global 12:30- 2:30 Gym Paper 2
Tues May 10 IB Spanish SL 7:30 – 9:30 Gym Paper 1
IB Spanish HL 7:30 – 9:30 Gym Paper 1
IB Math HL (Hope) 12:30 – 3 Gym Paper 1
IB Math Studies (Nichols) 12:30 – 2:30 Gym Paper 1
IB Math SL (Hope) 12:30 – 2 Gym Paper 1
Wed May 11 IB Math HL (Hope) 7:30 – 10 Gym Paper 2
IB Math Studies (Nichols) 7:30 – 9:30 Gym Paper 2
IB Math SL (Hope) 7:30 – 9:30 Gym Paper 2
IB Spanish SL 12:45 – 2:45 Gym Paper 2
IB Spanish HL 12:45 – 2:45 Gym Paper 2
Thurs May 12 IB Chemistry SL 7:30 – 10 Library Paper 1 & 2
IB Global 12:30 – 2:30 Gym Paper 3
AP Statistics 12:30 – 3:30 C5 or C1
Fri May 13
IB Chemistry SL 7:30 – 8:30 Library Paper 3
Mon May 16
 NO EXAMS  NO EXAMS NO EXAMS  NO EXAMS
Tues May 17 IB French HL 12:30 – 3 C5 or C1 Paper 1
IB French SL 12:30 – 3 C5 or C1 Paper 1
Wed May 18 AP Statistics (Late) 7:30 – 11 C5 or C1
IB Environmental 7:30 – 9 Gym Paper 1
IB Math HL (Hope) 7:30 – 9:00 Admin Office Paper 3
IB French HL 12:45-2:15 C5 or C1 Paper 2
IB French SL 12:45-2:15 C5 or C1 Paper 2
Thurs May 19 AP Calculus AB (Late) 7:30 – 11 C5 or C1
AP Calculus BC (Late) 7:30 – 11 C5 or C1
IB Music HL 7:30 – 10:30 E5 Paper 1
IB Music SL 7:30 – 10 E5 Paper 1
AP Spanish Language 12:30 – 4 C5 or C1
Fri May 20 IB Environmental 12:30 – 3 Gym Paper 2

2016 AP Registration $ Due Date Change

Awesome job signing up and paying!  Special thanks to Mrs. Valencia and Mrs. Bailey for handling all the finances and paperwork.

Thank you teachers and students for being on the ball – over 100 students have signed up for exams!!

Tomorrow is the deadline for juniors to pay but it’s a minimum day.  The deadline has been extended to Friday at 3pm.

Email me with any questions , clong@cousd.net

-Mr. Long

P.S.  Hang in there IB students and teachers!  Keep it up for just a couple more months until the ultimate vacation, graduation.  Don’t quit now students – you got this!

Uploading 2016 TOK Essays

Your TOK Essays are due for submission into IB’s system.

Mrs. Dettelbach will handle all the due dates and Mr. Long will handle all the codes and instructions for uploading the work.  Here are a few pieces of information you must have:

  1. User Guide:  This document provides the instructions for uploading all the work.  It is attached here.
  2. Your PIN Code Report:  This is a confidential piece of paper Mr. Long has in F8 for each student.  It contains the codes you need to access the system.  These are the same codes you will use in July to access your scores.  I will be handing out these out to students until Thursday afternoon.  See you soon!

PS:  Did you fill out your FAFSA yet?  Research confirms the early bird gets more money!  Click here:  https://fafsa.ed.gov/

2016 IB Exam Roster So Far – Find Your Name Below – There’s still time to register!!

TO REGISTER:

To Register:

  1.  Enter your information and exams online here:  https://iblong.org/exam-registration/2012-ib-exam-registration-forms/
  2. Download and print the paper Registration Form here if you need one:  ib-registration-payment-form15-16  
  3. Fill out the form and turn it in with your money to Ms. Valencia in the Administration Office ASAP.

JUNIORS (2017 DIPLOMA CANDIDATES)

Aina Jade Inguito Math Studies SL
Cindy Vergara Math Studies SL
Jillian Smith Chemistry SL
Danielle De Luna Environmental SL, Math Studies SL
Sharon Lau Chemistry SL
Ashvir Toor Environmental SL, Math Studies SL
Emilia Huerta Chemistry SL

2016 COURSE STUDENTS (CERTIFICATE)

Robert Stilley SL English, Global HL
Leilani Godoy HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish, HL Art
Marisol Olivares HL Spanish
Melissa Ng SL Art
Hailey Siedentopp Biology HL, SL English
Jacob Hussey Biology HL, SL English, HL Spanish, AP Statistics
Ceanna Deita HL Art
Charlie Martinez Biology HL, HL English, Global HL
Betty Wong Biology HL, SL English
Julia Limas HL English, Environmental SL, Global HL, SL Spanish, Math Studies SL
Julia Limas HL English, Environmental SL, Global HL, SL Spanish, Math Studies SL
Mario Medina Perez SL English, Environmental SL, Global HL

2016 DIPLOMA CANDIDATES

Patricia Elyse Canoy Biology HL, HL English, Environmental SL, Global HL, SL Spanish, Math Studies SL
Brianna Catalan-Monterroso Biology HL, HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish, SL Art
Trevor Hernandez Biology HL, HL English, Environmental SL, Global HL, SL Spanish
Angelina Mendez Biology HL, HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish, Mathematics SL
Stacey Lau Biology HL, HL English, French SL, Global HL, SL Mathematics
Casey Mandeville Biology HL, SL English, Global HL, SL Spanish, HL Art
James Summers Biology HL, HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish, SL Art, Math Studies SL
Emily Rodriguez Biology HL, HL English, Environmental SL, Global HL, SL Spanish, Math Studies SL
Cynthia Alvarez Biology HL, SL English, Environmental SL, Global HL, HL Spanish, Math Studies SL
Melissa Flores Biology HL, SL English, Environmental SL, Global HL, HL Spanish
James Weisberg Biology HL, HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish, SL Art, Math Studies SL
Megan Hill Biology HL, HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish, SL Art
Christopher Meade HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish, Math HL, Music SL
Justin Joanou HL English, Global HL, HL Spanish, Drama SL
Daniel Rubalcava Biology HL, HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish, Math Studies SL
Teresa Flores Biology HL, SL English, Environmental SL, Global HL, HL Spanish
Destiny Ramirez HL English, Global HL, HL Spanish, SL Art
JuliAnn Lingenberg Biology HL, HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish, SL Art
Ryan Nguyen Biology HL, HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish, SL Art, Math Studies SL
Frida Mendez Moreno HL English, Environmental SL, French SL, Global HL, HL Math
Caroline Nagib Biology HL, HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish, SL Art
Claudia Casas Biology HL, HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish
Brandon D’Annunzio Biology HL, HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish, SL Art, Math Studies SL
Paulina Vazquez Biology HL, SL English, Environmental SL, Global HL, HL Spanish
Claire Brammer HL English, Environmental SL, Global HL, SL Spanish, HL Mathematics
Cannon Savage Biology HL, HL English, Chemistry SL, Global HL, SL Spanish, Math Studies SL, sl music
Adeena Saldin HL English, Environmental SL, Global HL, SL Spanish, HL Art, Math Studies SL
Iphen Vuong Biology HL, HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish, Math SL
Synclair Gonzalez Biology HL, HL English, Environmental SL, Global HL, SL Spanish, Math Studies SL
Christopher Cheb Biology HL, HL English, Environmental SL, SL Spanish, Math Studies SL, HL music
Diego Hernandez HL English, Environmental SL, Global HL, SL Art, Frech HL
Iphen Vuong Biology HL, HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish, Math SL
Aileen Vargas SL English
Clarissa Garcia Biology HL, HL English, Environmental SL, Global HL, SL Spanish, Math Studies SL
Kamryn Gooden Biology HL, HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish
Sami Aranki Biology HL, HL English, Global HL, SL Spanish, SL Art, Math Studies SL

Free/Reduced Students Paying For IB Exams

Here’s the procedure for turning in your money and registration paper, and Free/Reduced Lunch Form in the Administration Office:

1. Pick up a Free/Reduced Lunch form from Mrs. Bailey. You MUST turn in this signed form at the same time with your Registration paper and fees.

2.  Turn in the form, your Exam Registration Paper, and your money to Ms. Lopez and/or the new secretary, Ms. Valencia.

You can turn them in before school, at break, at lunch and AFTER school (which means after 2:40) not after 5th because that is when the secretary takes lunch. Waiting til the last day is frowned upon.

Thanks for your cooperation!

To Register:

  1.  Enter your information and exams online here:  https://iblong.org/exam-registration/extended-essay-registration-2013/
  2. Register your Extended Essay here:  https://iblong.org/exam-registration/extended-essay-registration-2013/
  3. Download and print the paper Registration Form here:  ib-registration-payment-form15-16  
  4. Fill out the form and turn it in with your money to Ms. Vivian Lopez in the Administration Office ASAP.  She will accept money and forms from Diploma Candidates until noon on Thursday.

If you are a Certificate Candidate or a Junior you please register and pay now, but will have a separate cut off date, later this month, to turn in your money.

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