IB Chemistry Books Fundraiser
The International Baccalaureate program at Northeast High School is a program that enables students to gain a global worldview while receiving a high quality and well-rounded education. Last year, a record number of students earned their IB diploma and many of them are currently pursuing degrees at Ivy League Universities and other reputable colleges, while receiving scholarships. Our program traditionally focused on the humanities, but we acknowledge the critical role of STEM education in the United States and the world.
One of our current initiatives is to strengthen the STEM education within our program while maintaining our strong humanities courses. To be more specific, in the past we have offered our students only the standard level of chemistry and we have decided to offer the higher level course in addition to this. We started the year without the proper resources and now feel that our students will be more successful with the appropriate textbooks.
The budget cuts in recent years have forced us to focus our attention on being as resourceful as possible – we have done so much with so little. But this year the cuts are insurmountable, and we are struggling to maintain the status quo, let alone building a stronger program. Despite this, the dedicated teachers of the IB program at Northeast High School continue to look for ways in which they can improve our program and continue to enhance the curriculum for our students.
The books needed to move forward with this initiative is aligned to the 2014 syllabus and costs $75 per book. Since this course will be offered as a two-year course, we have a need for two class sets, or 60 textbooks. Your donation will directly impact our students as they will have more targeted resources available that will give them more opportunity to succeed in their current classes.
Any additional funding beyond the $4,500 we request for chemistry textbooks will be used to further enhance the STEM curriculum of the IB program. At this time we anticipate a need for physics textbooks for next year as well as new mathematics textbooks. We greatly appreciate your support and confidence in us as partners in the education of our future leaders.