New IB Math Courses: This school year (2020-2021) Sequoia is teaching for the second year the new IB Math courses to 9th - 11th graders. May 2021 will be the first assessment for the new math courses. For more information please view the New IB Math Courses tab on this website.
IB Exam Registration for May 2021: Students will meet with the IB Coordinator in September - October to officially register for exams. Afterwards, an official exam fee letter will be mailed home. Registrations are final by November 1st so all changes must be made by then. Payments are due to the IB Office by November 15th.See the IB Exam Fee section for more information.
8th Grade IB Info "We Are IB" Meeting: We are hosting our We Are IB 8th Grade IB Info Meeting on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021. After the meeting, the presentation will be posted in the IB Power Point Presentations section of the IB webpage. The Open Enrollment deadline is February 1st. The District Office oversees the Open Enrollment process so please visit their website at http://www.seq.org/Departments/Student-Services/Open-Enrollment-Transfers/index.html for information and the application for an Open Enrollment Transfer for the 2020-2021 school year. Open Enrollment only applies to incoming freshmen. Please direct all questions regarding Open Enrollment to the District Office. Sequoia's IB Program is open to all and it is our goal at Sequoia for all our students to participate in the IB program.
May 2021 IB Exams run from April 30th - May 21st, 2021.
Senior Class of 2021 IB Ceremony: Mark your calendars.... All seniors in the Class of 2021 who took one or more IB classes and their families are invited to the IB Ceremony on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 at 5:30 in Carrington Hall. Spanish translation provided.
Sequoia Completed the IB Bridging the Equity Gap Project: Sequoia High School was selected by the International Baccalaureate as one of only five high schools across the US to participate in the three year Bridging the Equity Gap Project funded by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. The goal of the project was to increase the number of low-income students participating and succeeding in IB by increasing enrollment in IB courses, exam pass rates and Diploma award rates among low-income students. Throughout the three year project (fall 2014 through spring 2017), Sequoia worked closely with IB and consultants to examine data, evaluate our IB program through parent/staff/student focus groups and surveys, create an action plan, make use of new technology and participate in professional development. The overall goal of the project was by increasing their success in IB, low-income students may be admitted to and complete four year university at higher rates as research shows participation in the IB Diploma Program is linked to college success. We feel this work improved the IB program for all of our students. We are proud to have made changes that have increased student participation in IB overall. Our goal is for all students at Sequoia to take at least IB course before they graduate. We welcome all students into IB.
Marlyn Bussey IB Scholarships: These award recipients are recognized for making a strong contribution to the school or their IB classes and embracing what IB is all about. This is demonstrated through:
Motivated by their own curiosity and learned for the sake of learning. Sought out, listened to and/or appreciated multiple perspectives. Demonstrated multicultural understanding. Contributed to their community. Showed care and respect for others and the world at large.