International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you're looking for a rigorous, college-level course of study, community camaraderie and potential college credit, you'll find it all in the full IB Diploma Programme at Minnetonka High School. IB is ideally suited for motivated students who enjoy delving deeper into concepts and considering their global implications. IB students share a well-rounded academic experience that emphasizes critical thinking, intercultural understanding and exposure to diverse viewpoints.

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Course Listing

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French for the 3rd Language Learner (FTL) 

Course: #IB340, Year 1, S1
Course: #IB342, Year 1, S2
Course: #IB344, Year 2, S1
Course: #IB346, Year 2, S2
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: 2 (two-year course)
 .5 (per semester)    
Prerequisite: K-8 Language Immersion or students who have been successful in their prior language learning.

This two-year course is designed specifically for students who are literate in a second language. The course is comprised of three interconnected areas: language, themes, and texts.

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German for the 3rd Language Learner (GTL)

Course: #IB308, Year 1, S1
Course: #IB310, Year 1, S2
Course: #IB312, Year 2, S1
Course: #IB314, Year 2, S2
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: 2 (two-year course)
    .5 (per semester)
Prerequisite: K-8 Language Immersion enrollment or students who have been successful in their prior language learning.

This course is designed specifically for students who are literate in a second language. It is ideal for immersion students who would like to learn German as a third language.

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IB Ab Initio – French 

Course: #IB332, Year 1, S1
Course: #IB334, Year 1, S2
Course: #IB336, Year 2, S1
Course: #IB338, Year 2, S2
Grade(s) offered: 11-12    
Credits: 2 (two-year course)
    .5 (per semester)    
Prerequisites: None

IB Ab Initio is a highly rigorous two-year program for juniors and seniors. It is designed to give students with little or no prior French language experience IB language acquisition credit.

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IB Ab Initio German

Course: #IB300, Year 1, S1
Course: #IB302, Year 1, S2
Course: #IB304, Year 2, S1
Course: #IB306, Year 2, S2
Grade(s) offered: 11-12
Credits: 2 (two-year course)
    .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: None

IB Ab Initio is a highly rigorous two-year program for juniors and seniors. It is designed to give students with little or no prior German language experience IB language acquisition credit.

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IB Ab Initio Spanish

Course: #IB316, Year 1, S1
Course: #IB318, Year 1, S2
Course: #IB320, Year 2, S1
Course: #IB322, Year 2, S2
Grade(s) offered: 11-12    
Credits: 2.0 (two-year course)
    .5 (per semester)

IB Ab Initio is a highly rigorous two-year program for juniors and seniors. It is designed to give students with little or no prior Spanish language experience IB language acquisition credit.

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IB Chinese HL

Course: #IB204, S1
Course: #IB206, S2
Grade(s) offered: 12
Credits: 1 (year-long course)
    .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: IB Chinese SL

Students in the IB program will work to comprehend and express sophisticated ideas in both written and oral discourse in the target language.

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IB Chinese SL

Course: #IB200, S1
Course: #IB202, S2
Grade(s) offered: 11-12
Credits: 1.0 (year-long course)
    .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Chinese IV

Students in the IB program will work to comprehend and express sophisticated ideas in both written and oral discourse in the Chinese language.

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IB French HL

Course: #IB212, S1
Course: #IB214, S2
Grade(s) offered: 12    
Credits: 1 (year-long course)
    .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: IB French SL

IB French HL is the second year of study following SL. Students will continue to study of a variety of topics, including: cultural leisure activities, holidays, festivals, and traditions.

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IB French SL

Course: #IB208, S1
Course: #IB210, S2
Grade(s) offered: 11-12    
Credits: 1 (year-long course)
    .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: French III Honors

In IB French SL, students will make connections to their lives and to the products, practices, and perspectives of French-speaking cultures.

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IB German HL

Course: #IB228, S1
Course: #IB230, S2
Grade(s) offered: 12    
Credits: 1 (year-long course)
    .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: IB German SL

Students will work to comprehend and express sophisticated ideas in both written and oral discourse in the German language.

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IB German SL

Course: #IB224, S1
Course: #IB226, S2
Grade(s) offered: 11-12    
Credits: 1 (year-long course)
    .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: German III 

Students in the IB program will work to comprehend and express sophisticated ideas in both written and oral discourse in the German language.

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IB Spanish HL

Course: #IB276, S1
Course: #IB278, S2
Grade(s) offered: 12    
Credits: 1.0 (year-long course)
    .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: IB Spanish SL

In Spanish IB HL, students will continue to comprehend and express sophisticated ideas in both written and oral discourse in the German language.

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IB Spanish SL

Course: #IB272, S1
Course: #IB274, S2
Grade(s) offered: 11-12    
Credits: 1.0 (year-long course)
    .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Spanish III Honors or Spanish 3 with recommendation from instructor

Students in the IB program will work to comprehend and express sophisticated ideas in both written and oral discourse in the target language.

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Spanish for the 3rd Language Learner (STL) 

Course: #IB324, Year 1, S1
Course: #IB326, Year 1, S2
Course: #IB328, Year 2, S1
Course: #IB330, Year 2, S2
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: 2.0 (two-year course)
    .5 (per semester)
Prerequisite: K-8 language immersion or students who have been successful in their prior language learning. 

This two-year course is designed specifically for students who are literate in a second language. ​​​​​The course is comprised of three interconnected areas: language, themes, and texts.

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