The “Middle Years Program” of International Baccalaureate is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.
The MYP aims to develop students who are:
• Active learners
• Internationally minded
• Able to empathize with others
• Have the intellect and skills to pursue lives of purpose and meaning.
As part of the IB continuum, the MYP is designed to help students develop the characteristics of the IB learner profile. It offers students opportunities to:
• develop their potential
• explore their own learning preferences
• take appropriate risks
• reflect on, and develop, a strong sense of personal identity.
At a time when students are establishing their identity and building their self-esteem, the MYP can motivate students and help them to achieve success in school and in life beyond the classroom.
The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents (Reading, Individuals and Societies, Math, Science, Arts, Health/PE, Design, and World Languages).
The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group, in each year of the program.
The MYP is inclusive by design; students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from their participation. Implementation of the MYP is a whole-school endeavor.CurriculumTo access grade level curriculum, please visit this site on the Cabarrus County Schools Website.