PMHS IB Courses

PMHS IB Courses

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Following the course description you will see a BF if the course is a core or elective course for the bright futures scholarship.

 

English Spanish

English III – International Baccalaureate (IB)
Course No.: 1001820
Prerequisite: Placement in IB Program – Credit: 1.0
The purpose of this course is to develop independent critical competency in the study of literature and to foster a high level of achievement in writing, reading and speaking. BF

English IV– International Baccalaureate (IB)
Course No.: 1001830
Prerequisite: Placement in IB Program – Credit: 1.0
The purpose of this course is to develop independent critical competency in the study of literature and to foster a high level of achievement in writing, reading and speaking. BF

Spanish III – Preliminary International Baccalaureate (Pre IB)
Course No.: 0708820
Prerequisite: Placement in Pre IB Program – Credit: 1.0
The purpose of this course is to expand previously acquired skills. BF

Spanish IV– Language B – International Baccalaureate (IB)
Course No.: 0708830
Prerequisite: Placement in IB Program – Credit: 1.0
The purpose of this course is to expand previously acquired skills and to prepare students to take the International Baccalaureate Language B exam in Spanish at the Standard Level. BF

History Psychology

History of the Americas – International Baccalaureate (IB)
Course No.: 2100800
Prerequisite: Placement in IB Program – Credit: 1.0
Students study the development of the nations of the Western Hemisphere within the context of history by examining connections to the past to prepare for the future as participating members of a democratic society. Students use knowledge pertaining to history, geography, economics, political processes, religion, ethics, diverse cultures and humanities to solve problems in academic, civic, social and employment settings. BF

Contemporary History – International Baccalaureate (IB)
Course No.: 2109800
Prerequisite: Placement in IB Program – Credit: 1.0
The purpose of this course is to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the major political, social, and economic developments of the twentieth century. This course is international in character with emphasis on a closely integrated study of historic relationships and with the intent of developing and applying sophisticated techniques of historical analysis. BF

Psychology I – International Baccalaureate (IB)
Course No.: 2107800
Prerequisite: Placement in IB Program – Credit: 1.0
Through the study of psychology, students acquire an understanding of and an appreciation for human behavior, behavior interaction and the progressive development of individuals. This course prepares students to understand their own behavior and the behavior of others. BF

Elective or Career Academy Class

Experimental Science – Biology Strand Experimental Science – Physics Strand

Biology II – International Baccalaureate (IB)
Course No.: 2000810
Prerequisite: Placement in IB program – Credit: 1.0
The purpose of this course is to provide a second year of study of the facts, principles and processes of biology. This course emphasizes the fundamentals of biochemistry, genetics and evolution. BF

Biology III– International Baccalaureate (IB)
Course No.: 2000820
Prerequisite: Placement in IB Program – Credit: 1.0
This is a 3rd-year biology course with an emphasis on organismal biology. BF

Physics II – International Baccalaureate (IB)
Course No.: 2003845
Prerequisite: Placement in IB Program – Credit: 1.0
The purpose of this course is to provide a college-level course in physics and to prepare students to seek credit and/or appropriate placement in college physics courses. BF

Physics III – International Baccalaureate (IB) Course No.: 2003850
Prerequisite: Placement in IB Program – Credit: 1.0
The purpose of this course is to provide a college-level course in physics and to prepare students to seek credit and/or appropriate placement in college physics courses. BF

Math – Statistics Strand Math – Calculus Strand

Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics (Grade 11)
Course No.: 1210320
Prerequisite: Algebra II Standard or Honors, Meet Honors Criteria and Teacher Recommendation – Credit: 1.0
The course will include, but will not be limited to, the following: exploratory data, observing patterns and departures from patterns, planning a study, deciding what and how to measure, anticipating patterns in advance, producing models using probability and simulation, statistical inference, confirming models. Students are expected to take a final AP exam. BF

IB Mathematical Studies –SL (Grade 12)
Course No.: 1209800
Prerequisite: Placement in IB Program – Credit: 1.0
Mathematical Studies is designed to provide a realistic mathematics course for students with varied backgrounds and abilities. The course develops the skills needed to cope with the mathematical demands of a technological society with an emphasis on the application of mathematics to real-life, everyday situations. Course topics include: linear, quadratic, and exponential functions; approximation and error; algorithms; probability and statistics; sets and logic; simple sequences and finance; linear programming; vectors; matrices; and trigonometry. BF

Pre-Calculus – International Baccalaureate (IB)
Course No.: 1202375
Prerequisite: Placement in IB Program – Credit: 1.0
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic concepts and techniques associated with work in algebraic concepts, functions and equations, circular functions and trigonometry, matrices, and vectors. It is expected that extensive use will be made of graphing calculators in both the development and the application of these topics. BF

IB Calculus and Descriptive Studies – International Baccalaureate (IB)
Course Number: 1202810
Prerequisite: Placement in IB Program – Credit: 1.0
Major Concepts/Content The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic con-cepts and techniques of probability, statistics, dif-ferential and integral calculus and their application. BF

Creativity Action Service (CAS) Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
Creativity, action, service is part of the hexagon (center) of the IB program. The hexagon is made up of CAS, EE (extended essay, and TOK (theory of knowledge) and makes the IB program very different from other academic programs. CAS involves the student in a range of activities beyond the academic classroom. It enhances personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning. It counterbalances the academic pressure of the rest of the Diploma Program.

Theory of Knowledge I (Grade 11) & II (Grade 12)
Course No.: 0900800
Prerequisite: Placement in IB Program
The purpose of this course is to make explicit through analysis, comparison and interdisciplinary integration, the concepts of knowledge and their verification in the disciplines of mathematics, natural sciences, human sciences, history, and in moral, political and aesthetic judgments. BF