SAVE the DATE: IB Gala
Thursday, January 18, 2024
On Thursday night, January 18th, 2024, we will have our annual IB Gala to celebrate our students and teachers! Parents and community members are welcome to join us for awards, an IB alumni panel, featured projects, and more!
Save the date! More information to come next month!
MAY 2024 ASSESSMENTS
Similar to Advanced Placement courses, IB has an exam at the end of the course which can lead to college credit. However, the IB exams are different than AP because:
- Every student has to take it--it is the same as the final given at the end of a course.
- The cost of the exam is covered by the MDUSD
- The final IB score a student receives is based off of at least TWO parts--the exam in May plus a project completed in the class.
- If a student has an IEP or a 504, similar accommodations are automatically given during the IB exam.
Students in the classes listed below have already been enrolled for the IB exams in May 2024.
- Language & Literature Higher Level (HL), Year 2
- Language & Literature Standard Level (SL)
- Spanish HL Y2
- French SL Y2
- History of the Americas HL Y2
- Biology HL Y2
- Math: Applications & Interpretation Y2
- Math: Analysis & Approaches Y2
- Visual Arts Y2
- Theory of Knowledge Y2
Please note: the exam schedule is set by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Similar to the AP and SAT, if a student misses the test time and date, the only option for a retake is in November 2024.
UC Berkeley Field Trip
On Monday, November 27th, the student club, International Scholars, will be going to UC Berkeley for an afternoon tour. The field trip was arranged through the hard work of the club's President, Lisbet Pineda-Espinoza, with funding from the CARES After School Program.
Visits to Middle Schools to promote YVHS
Oak Grove MS Info Night: Tuesday, December 5th: 6 to 7:30 PM
The Principal, Mr. Pike, and the Program Specialist, Ms. Weintraub, visited several Mt. Diablo middle school sites to speak with parents about the opportunities YVHS offers. It was wonderful to connect with those who are open minded and interested in knowing what an education at YVHS can offer! Thank you to the following middle schools who opened their doors to us:
- Foothill MS
- Hollbrook Language Academy
- Pine Hollow MS
- Valley View MS
- Diablo View MS
- Pleasant Hill MS
- Oak Grove Middle (Tuesday, December 5th)
Time to Apply!
Attention 9th and 10th graders: it's time to apply to be an International Baccalaureate student!
I'm in 9th grade - should I apply now?
YES! Even though the IB courses are for 11th and 12th graders, applying as a 9th grader guarantees your spot as an IB student.
I'm in Engineering/Ed Academy/Health Pathway and only want to take 1 or 2 IB classes - should I apply?
YES! You'll still be an Academy student. Please speak with Sgt. Edwards or Mr. Palmer regarding which IB classes you can take. You must apply in order to save your space in an IB class.
I'm not a straight-A student - can I still apply?
YES! Some people disagree, but grades aren't everything. The only thing the IB program at YVHS requires is that 1) you're interested in learning and 2) that you want to be more challenged in your classes.
I don't attend YVHS - can I be an IB student?
NO! Only students who attend YVHS can apply to be IB students. If you're interested in transferring to YVHS, please contact the MDUSD District Office and tell them you'd like to transfer here to be in the IB program.
Students must be enrolled in YVHS to apply.
Our IB Staff
|Contact Julia Flanagan-Schmidt Julia Flanagan-Schmidt
IB French Teacher
World Languages Depart. Chair
|Contact Sam Garcia Sam Garcia
IB Biology Teacher
Science Depart. Chair
|Contact Andrew Hubbell Andrew Hubbell
|AP World History & IB Theory of Knowledge Teacher
|Contact William Kong William Kong
|IB Psychology Teacher
|Contact Veronica Nassrallah Veronica Nassrallah
|(925) 685-8414 ex: 2208
|IB Spanish Teacher
|Contact Miraluna Persik Miraluna Persik
|(925) 685-8414 ex: 2507
|IB Math (Statistics) Teacher
|Contact Jonathan Pike Jonathan Pike
|Contact Sally Roth Sally Roth
|IB History Teacher
|Contact Alefiya Shipchandler Alefiya Shipchandler
|(925) 684-8414 ex: 2122
|IB Chemistry & Honors Chemistry Teacher
|Contact Carissa Weintraub