The extended essay introduces students to the demands and rewards of independent work. Emphasis is placed on doing personal research and communicating ideas effectively in order to write a 4,000-word essay in an area of personal interest.
All students pursuing the IB Diploma Programme or the IB Courses Program at Forest Ridge are required to complete the EE, which is started in spring of the junior year and completed during the first semester of the senior year. Students are assigned an EE Advisor, who is a Forest Ridge faculty member, to help guide the process. The EE fulfills the Senior Research Paper graduation requirement.
Questions? Please contact the IB Coordinator Dr. Maritza Tavarez.