International Baccalaureate (IB)

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COVID-19 Update

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the IB Organization adjusted the assessment components, at the beginning of the year, to reflect the challenges faced by schools this year, and to enable teachers and students to address each subject's aims and objectives. 

In-Person Exams

MHS will offer in-person IB (and AP) exams at MHS to allow students the opportunity to take exams and show what they have learned this year. We know students have worked hard, and we are pleased that they will be able to show it! Safety protocols will be in place for in-person exams, including socially distanced tables and mask requirements.

Online-only students will be able to take their IB exam(s) at MHS. 

If you cannot come to school to test, you can defer to the November 2021 makeup exam session or you can withdraw your registration and receive a full refund.  Students should contact me with their decision and/or to discuss their options.

Review Your Exam Schedule

Personal exam schedules (including AP exams) can be viewed by logging into your Total Registration account and clicking on “Student Testing Schedule.” Please log in to review your schedule, and notify Tyler Barthelemy (tyler.barthelemy@minnetonkaschools.org) if you see any issues.

Occasionally, there are exam conflicts for students taking more than one exam; we will identify these conflicts and notify students of their exam schedule being adjusted. 

There will be no cancellation fees for IB exams this year. If students decide not to take an AP exam, they can cancel and receive a refund.

Stay Connected with IB Exam Information

All May 2021 IB and AP exam related information will continue to be housed in the AP/IB Exam Information Google Folder, including the May 2021 AP/IB Exam Schedule

Dates are subject to change, if needed. Further details, including exact start times not listed, will be shared as we near May. 

We are excited to be able to offer IB exams, and we appreciate your flexibility and understanding in getting all of the AP/IB exam puzzle pieces to fit together!

Continue to take care of yourselves, get outside to enjoy a walk and the sunshine, and stay well!  If you have specific questions, please reach out to Ms. Herbst at Laura.herbst@minnetonkaschools.org.

International BaccalaureateAbout IB at MHS

The IB Diploma Programme at Minnetonka can be described as a smaller learning community of academically motivated students (check out their newsletter, at right). It is an all-inclusive, two-year curriculum that provides a deep, thought-provoking course of study in six areas through junior and senior year. You'll enroll in a core group of IB classes with other IB Diploma Candidates; however, you will still interact with other students enrolled in individual IB classes, fine arts, and after-school activities throughout all four years of high school.

The strengths of the program are its academic rigor and comprehensive curriculum enhanced by an inquiry into the theory of knowledge, research, creativity, action, service and a capstone extended essay.

A full description of each IB course is available in the Skipper Log Course Catalog.

Contact

Laura Herbst
Advanced Learning Coordinator (AP/IB)
laura.herbst@minnetonkaschools.org
952-401-5897

Counseling Appointments
952-401-5811

Phil Trout
College Counselor
collegeguy@minnetonkaschools.org
952-401-5746

Resources from MHS

Student Testimonials

"I'm attending Middlebury College in Vermont. Happy I did the IB program. It has made my transfer to college easier."
William, Class of 2015

"The IB program & IB teachers have completely prepared me for my courses at UW-Madison—everyone should go IB."

Erin, Class of 2015

"Choosing IB was one the best decisions I have ever made. IB prepared me so well for college. I had a very successful first year, and I owe much of that to the incredible preparation IB provided. I also had a lot of fun in the program, and am very happy to have done it."
Leah, Class of 2014

"At UW-Madison studying Strategic Communication. The IB Program was one of the better decisions I've ever made."
Connor, Class of 2014

"At College of the Holy Cross double majoring in chemistry and Spanish and going pre-med! IB put me far above my peers!"
Michael, Class of 2014

"I'm attending the U of M-Twin Cities, majoring in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development and Spanish Studies. The IB program augmented my ability to express thought through the written and spoken word in every subject, fostering my ability to communicate effectively and productively both within and outside the classroom."
Meredith, Class of 2014

Picture Yourself in the IB Diploma Programme at Minnetonka High School