Upcoming Evening Presentations
Grade 12 IB/AP Parent Information Evening - September 24, 2018
Grade 11 IB Parent Information Evening - October 29, 2018
Grade 10 IB Parent Information Evening - January 21, 2019
Grade 8/9 IB Parent Information Evening - February 4, 2019
Recent Evening Presentations
Grade 11 IB Parent Information Evening - October 30, 2017
- IB Learner Profile Open or Close
History of the IB at CAC Open or Close
After a two-year long feasibility study compiled by representatives of the CAC community, the CAC Board of Directors voted unanimously in 1993 to join the world-wide collection of schools who offer the Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organization.
The Diploma Programme is the first and original of the three programs now offered by the IBO and is offered by 2316 member schools in 138 countries (Source: May 2015 Statistical Bulletin). We belong to the Africa, Europe, and Middle East region of the IBO, which encompasses 32% of the schools. The IB Americas are the largest group of schools, more than the other regions combined.Read More
IB Courses at CAC Open or Close
The list below gives subjects offered and is not definitive. For greater detail on each course and how to build an IB schedule, please see the Program of Studies (via the High School - Counseling link).
Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
English A: Literature (SL, HL)
Arabic A: Language & Literature (SL, HL)
Self Taught Language A: Literature (SL only)
Group 2: Language Acquisition
Arabic B (SL, HL)
French B (SL, HL)
Spanish B (SL, HL)
ab initio Arabic, French, Spanish (SL only)Read More
Our IB Team Open or Close
For the 2017-18 School Year
IB Coordinator, Mr. Russ Kupperstein
IB Admin Assistant, Monica Alber
IB Librarian, Ms. Amy Coquillard
GROUP 1: Studies in Language & Literature
Literature - English
Mr. Jonathan Bryans
Mr. Doug Waldoch
Mr. Alan White
Ms. Ashley Gramolini
Language & Literature - Arabic
Mr. Emad El Shabrawy
GROUP 2: Language Acquisition
Mr. Emad El Shabrawy, Arabic B
Mr. Jean Clauzet, French B and ab initio
Mr. Antonio Pedrett, Spanish B and ab initio
Mr. Mick Barens, Spanish ab initio
Dr. Maya Williamson, French ab initio
Mr. Ameer Ahmed, Arabic ab initio
GROUP 3: Individuals & Societies
Mr. Tony Knox, Economics
Mr. Jeff Lindstrom, Economics and History
Dr. Heba Farouk, History
Ms. Linda Duggan, Economics
GROUP 4: Experimental Sciences
Mrs. Dorothy Knox, Biology
Mr. James Morris, Design Technology
Mr. Kris Steinberg, Biology
Ms. Shanieka Johnson, Chemistry
Mr. Joe Miller, Physics
Mr. Russ Kupperstein, Biology
GROUP 5: Mathematics
Mr. Tony Rawlings, Mathematics HL
Mr. Thomas Santowski, Mathematics HL and SL
Mr. Brandon Zerr-Smith, Mathematics SL and Mathematical Studies SL
Mr. Erik Dunham, Mathematics SL
GROUP 6: The Arts
Ms. Shannon Brinkley, Visual Arts
Ms. Betty Pietak, Visual Arts
Mr. Oliver Orion, Theatre
Theory of Knowledge
Ms. Linda Duggan
Creativity, Activity, Service
Mr. Russ Kupperstein
Past IB Information Sessions at CAC Open or Close
The following documents are presentations made at CAC in the 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16 school years. The title corresponds to the target audience for that presentation. This list of presentations will be updated at the conclusion of the 2017-18 school year:
- Grade 10 Parent Introduction to the IB Diploma Program - February 17, 2016
- Grade 8 and 9 IB Parent Information Evening - January 31, 2016
- Grade 11 IB Parent Information Evening - January 18, 2016
- Parent Coffee - November 18, 2015
- Board Meeting - October 28, 2015
- Grade 12 IB / AP Parent Information Evening - September 28, 2015
- Grade 10 - Overview of AP, IB, and the full IB Diploma Program - February 2015
- Grades 8/9 - Introduction to AP and IB - February 2015
- Grades 11/12 Parent Information Presentation - October 2014
- Grade 10 Students - IB Diploma Only - February 2014
- Grade 10 Students and Parents - February 2014
- Grades 8/9 Students and Parents - October 2013
IB Exam Schedule Open or Close
This link includes all IB exams being undertaken at CAC in the May 2018 examination session. The folder includes the IB and AP exam timetables, registration forms, procedures for appropriate materials and behavior during exams, etc. Any AP/IB exam conflicts are resolved by the student taking the AP exam during the AP Late-Testing Session.
May 2018 Exam Materials Folder: Timetables, Procedures, Registration Forms, etc.
If you have questions, please contact Mr. Russ Kupperstein.
Mock Exams Open or Close
Mock exams is a reference made to the Semester 1 Exams taken during December of grade 12. These examinations are currently 2 hours in length and are cumulative in nature, encompassing the curriculum taught through grades 11 and 12. Mock exams act both as preparation for the May exam session as well as a reliable piece of data used in predicting a student's final IB grade.Read More
Requesting an IB Transcript Open or Close
Recent graduates can make the request through the IB Coordinator until the results of results in July. Once results are released (and for prior years' results), use the following link to request an official IB transcript be sent to university. To request a transcript you must have your personal code and PIN. Contact the IB Coordinator or Secretary if you have lost this information: Alumni Requests for TranscriptRead More
AFTER IB RESULTS COME OUT…. Open or Close
What if my IB results are not what I needed for university or I feel an error has been made?
You have the option to submit a signed permission form and pay the fee for an IB Enquiry Upon Result (EUR). This is a re-mark of externally assessed material for an individual candidate. However, the re-marking does not include multiple-choice components of an examination in a group 4 subject or components for which a mark has been carried over from a previous session. A re-mark cannot be requested for individual components. Based on a re-mark, an IB grade can be raised, left unchanged, OR lowered. You can submit an EUR for any or all of your IB subjects.
Before you decide to request an EUR… wait until component results are released in mid-July, then consult with your teacher and/or the IB Coordinator about how close you may be to a higher mark.
If you decide to submit an EUR… complete, sign, and return the required permission form available on below and pay the fee (125USD per subject for May 2017) to the CAC Cashier. Once the signed permission form and proof of payment are received (scanning is fine), the EUR will be submitted for you. It may take up to three weeks for the EUR to be completed and CAC to be notified of the result of the re-mark.
OPTION #2 – Retakes. These are more complicated and costly than an EUR and are only likely to be a serious option for you if you have not earned the full IB Diploma and are required to have it for university. Retakes can be undertaken in any IB school willing to administer them, and IB schools can set parameters on what they will and won’t do for retakes. At CAC, for example, we only do retakes for examinations—not Internal Assessments or the Extended Essay.
The final IB deadline for an EUR is September 15th. If you wish to request an EUR, please use the Word document available through this link:
IB Exam Leave Policy Open or Close
IB Exam Study Leave – MAY 2018 Examination Session
Attendance Policy – Study Leave Before/During Exams
Full IB Diploma candidates (seniors) only – April 30-May 18 will be optional attendance during the weeks of IB Exams. Prior to April 30th attendance in classes with exams still pending is required for all students.
IB Course, IB Anticipated & AP Students – All non-Diploma students will be expected to attend year 2 IB classes up until the first day of exams, April 30. All non-IB classes and year 1 IB classes will continue and attendance is required. Students will be excused from all classes on days when taking a year 2 IB exam. Students are still responsible for all content missed in their regular classes. Excused absences on the day of an AP exam only applies to students enrolled in and examining for AP U.S. History at CAC.
All IB Art and Theatre students will be required to attend class until exams commence on April 30th.
ATTENDANCE POLICY – AFTER EXAMS
Once the exams for an IB class are finished, non-Diploma IB students are not required to return to that class. Non-Diploma IB students are released from class but not school, providing an extra flex. Similar to semester exams, parents can decide whether off-campus privilege should be allowed and permission with signatures is required for sophomores, juniors and any senior who does not already have off-campus privileges. Any students remaining on campus will have to remain quiet and respectful among three designated areas (outside tables, library, student lounge) and parents will be called with subsequent disciplinary action if there are issues.
Questions? Please contact Mr. Russ Kupperstein in the IB Office.