EXPLORE IB AT SUNNY HILLS
FOR THE LOVE OF LEARNING
At Sunny Hills High School, we know what it takes to enhance our students’ education. Our unique approach to learning and top quality faculty makes Sunny Hills High School more than just a physical School - it’s a life experience. We invite you to explore our dynamic and diverse community, and stop by for a visit at your convenience.
HELPING YOU EXCEED EXPECTATIONS
The International Baccalaureate® Program at Sunny Hills aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end we strive to develop challenging curriculum and experiences of international education and rigorous assessment.
We encourage our students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE-A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
CHANGING THE WORLD
What is so special about IB programs?
IB programs are recognized around the world and ensure an increased adaptability and mobility for IB students.
The curriculum and pedagogy of IB programs focus on international perspectives of learning and teaching, while insisting that students fully explore their home culture and language.
IB World Schools must undergo an exhaustive authorization process in order to offer one or more of the programmes, which includes a study of the school's resources and commitment to the IB mission and philosophy.
IB teachers participate in a wide variety of professional development opportunities to constantly update their knowledge and share their expertise with colleagues around the world.
Many students graduating from the Diploma Programme find that it enhances their opportunities at tertiary institutions. The IB works closely with universities around the world to gain recognition for IB programmes.
The core components of IB programmes encourage students to participate in creative and service-oriented activities, while at the same time emphasizing the importance of reflection on a personal and academic level.
INCOMING 8TH GRADERS INFO
HONORS ENTRANCE EXAM AND FAQ'S
Application Procedure (Application follows this information)
Complete and submit the online application by 11:59pm, January 9th, 2020 for the January 11th test and 11:59pm, January 23rd for the January 25th, 2020 test date. After submission you will receive an e-mail to verify that the application has been submitted. The application will be finalized upon parent and student sign-in on the chosen test date. The application is only available online and must be submitted through this site. All correspondence and acceptance will be communicated electronically, therefore it is crucial that a valid e-mail address is used.
There is no cost for this exam.
When filling out the application you must use your LEGAL NAME on all information submitted (application, exam, etc.)
Collect the following before filling out the application: Latest Grade report card, Common Core Test Scores (7th Grade)--If you are coming from a school that does not offer the Common Core then you may leave the scores blank and upload a copy of your scores report for the standardized test you did take, i.e. Stanford 9, etc. The registration form is now able to collect electronic versions of these 2 reports. Please upload the files in PDF, JPG, or DOC format. If you do not have these reports, you may still submit your registration to test.
Junior High ID number
A Valid E-mail address-All correspondence, reminders, news, and acceptance decision will be communicated through the e-mail address you provide
On the day of the exam, you must bring a COPY of your CST scores and your most current report card
Picture ID (school or passport).
Failure to bring these items may delay or disqualify your application.
The final exam date is January 25th, 2020. An e-mail with instructions for the exam will be sent by Thursday, 1/9/20 to all registrants for the 1/9/20 date and 1/23/20 for the 1/25/20 date. Check-in at 7:00am, test from 7:45am-11:30am. Bring extra pens and #2 pencils. No MP3 players or cell phones allowed in the testing room. After submitting your application you will receive a confirmation e-mail to verify that your application has been properly submitted. If you have any questions use the following link: firstname.lastname@example.org
The testing is from 7:15 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 11th and January 25th, 2020. There will be no other test dates offered. You should come with your parent and must bring a photo identification of yourself (passport or school ID), a copy of your current report card (see below), a snack (optional), and white-out (optional), Black pens and sharpened #2 pencils. Calculators may not be used on the exam. No outside materials will be permitted in the testing room; therefore, you should leave backpacks and schoolwork at home. Sign in on the day of testing to verify the registration information.
The examination will assess you in the areas of English and mathematics. You may test in only one examination session. There will be no make-up tests. The format of the multiple-choice test is similar to that of the SAT I Math and Critical Reasoning exam. If you are currently in Algebra, you will take an exam primarily Algebra based. If you are in Geometry, you will take an exam primarily Geometry based. Both exams will also cover: real numbers, equation solving, graphs and linear equations, and inequalities. In addition to taking the multiple-choice test, you will be required to write a multi-paragraph essay in response to a literature-based prompt. Download a PDF that contains the rubric used for scoring, a past prompt, and 5 scored essays. English Testing: writing, reading comprehension, and verbal reasoning skills.
Open this diagram to see the sequencing of math courses at Sunny Hills and requirements for entrance.
Since you will be taking the test at mid-year, it is appropriately a mid-year exam, not a final in the subject.
Other important facts
False information will disqualify your examination. Provide documentation of current and past behavioral and academic performance by submitting the most recent eighth grade report card:
• For most students this will be your quarter grade as semester grades will not be mailed until the end of January. Be prepared to submit a semester report card upon request.
• Obtain, if necessary, an appropriate attendance permit, which must be approved by both the student's school district of residence and the Fullerton Joint Union High School District.
For students who are transferring from districts outside of Fullerton Joint Union the first step is to obtain a transfer permit from the district of residence. The next step is to request a permit to attend Sunny Hills by calling our counseling office 714-626-4208 and getting an appointment to complete the paperwork. This process usually begins at your home school site. Interdistrict transfers must be renewed annually through the sophomore year. A student’s simultaneous enrollment in Sunny Hills and other high schools will disqualify him or her from Sunny Hill’s 2010/2021 freshmen class. If an acceptance offer has been extended, it will be rescinded, and the student’s place will be forfeited.
Our student culture plays a key role in our School experience. We’ve created a safe and accessible environment where students are encouraged to discuss ideas, collaborate on projects, share their work, and receive feedback from fellow students and teachers. We give students the foundation to bring their potential to life.
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SHHS IB Program Policies
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