IBAO High School 9-12
IBAO High School follows the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards that award students with a U.S accredited high school Diploma. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) located in Washington, DC.
These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses, and in workforce training programs.
Are aligned with college and work expectations;
Are clear, understandable and consistent;
Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills;
Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards;
Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society; and
The (CCSS) prepares the students with the most important knowledge and skills to attain higher education or careers.
The NGSS content is focused on preparing students for college and careers. The NGSS are aligned, by grade level and cognitive demand with the English Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core State Standards. This allows an opportunity both for science to be a part of a child’s comprehensive education as well as ensuring an aligned sequence of learning in all content areas. The three sets of standards overlap and are reinforcing in meaningful and substantive ways.
Using a credit system, students are given a wide foundation in General Education and are College Preparatory subjects including Math ( Algebra I and II, Geometry I and II, Pre-Calculus and Calculus); English Literature, English Language, Arabic Main Level 1-4 and ASL 1-3; French Main Language 1-4 and FSL 1-3; Earth and Planetary Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Physics; U.S. and World History, Sociology and Global Economics; Health and Physical Education.
IQRA Bilingual Acaademy has been distinguished by not only educating students in various academic subjects, but also in enriching their knowledge with our Religion and ethics. Likewise, IBAO students have compulsory subjects in Qur’an and Islamic Studies.
Students go beyond the textbooks to study complex topics based on real-world issues. Project-based classwork is more demanding than traditional book-based instruction, where students may just memorize facts from a single source. Instead, students utilize original documents and data, mastering principles covered in traditional courses but learning them in more meaningful ways. Online projects can last weeks; multiple projects can cover entire courses. Student work is presented to audiences in different cohort groups for appreciation and constructive critique.
The school prepares the students for SAT I and SAT II. The program starts at the beginning of grade nine and ends at the end of grade twelve. Students are registered by the school for the PSAT at the beginning of Grade 11, for the SAT I at the beginning of Grade 12 and for SAT II at the end of grade twelve.
The SAT I is a comprehensive exam that is given several times a year. This exam is broken up into three parts: critical reading, math and writing.
The SAT is offered seven times a year: in October, November, December, January, March (or April, alternating), May, and June. The test is typically offered on the first Saturday of the month for the November, December, May, and June administrations.