1. November – Grade 10
General Introduction to the IB, the courses available, and the three options (IB & Seisen Diplomas, Seisen Diploma only, Seisen Diploma with IB Certificates) the role of Department Heads and 10th grade teachers, the sequence of forms, the course selection final deadline and the process for changing courses. The role of CAS, Extended Essay, and Theory of Knowledge requirements will be explained. At this time parents may wish to arrange times to discuss options with Mr. Stern.
2. December – Grade 10
Follow up introduction to the IB and the implication of course selections for majors and university admissions; further clarification of teacher comment forms, CAS, Extended Essay, and Theory of Knowledge requirements, with ample time for questions. Planning documents (non-binding) are due December 12.
3. February – Grade 10
HoDs will explain the scope, demands, and requirements for each class and level in their department. Groups 1, 3 and 5 on February 3rd; groups 2, 4 & 6 on February 10th.
4. March 12, 2014 – Grade 10: a 6:00 PM meeting for Parents
This will be the final meeting to complete the selection process and to anticipate and resolve any conflicts. Mr. Stern will also be available during the Monday study halls during March to address any student concerns. Official selection forms with teachers’ comments will be due by the middle of April 4, 2014.
5. August – Grade 11
Students are given two cycles or 12 days of school to ensure proper class fit, and may change classes with appropriate reasons and teacher approval.
6. January – Grade 11
Students are introduced to the Extended Essay policies at Seisen and are registered for May exams in their senior year. Extended Essay drafts must be submitted by September 1st of senior year to be eligible for sports and activities.
7. November 15 – Grade 12
A student is billed ¥20,00 for each exam she registers to take in May. Exam registration can be changed before this date with no charge. After November 15 and before January 15, the cancellation or change fee is ¥3,000; after January 15 the penalty is ¥10,000.
8. March and April – Grade 12
Internal Assessment, essays, portfolios, Lab Reports, and predicted grades sent to examiners & moderators.
9. May 2016 – Grade 12 May IB Examinations