OVERVIEW of MYP
Please click here to download the General Regulations MYP Packet document:  http://www.ibo.org/become/guidance/documents/mypgenregs.PDF
 

International Baccalaureate

Middle Years Programme

 

In our quest to provide the finest high school education available anywhere, we  offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP).  This means, in addition to the Diploma Program that students are involved in at grades 11 and 12, we provide the IB MYP for all 9th and 10th grade students at Reagan.  The Middle Years Program is designed to not only prepare students for success in the Diploma Program and post secondary studies, but to immerse students in highly engaging inquiry based learning in all subject areas in grades 9 and 10.

 



 

How do you do the MYP?

 
Instruction is based on specific questions that not only align to the objectives of the content area, but relate to bigger concepts in the world. Inquiry is used in all subject areas to expand your knowledge and understanding of the world around you. The Areas of Interaction identified for each unit relate directly to your academic studies and learning about the environments, health and social education, community and service and/or human ingenuity.  Each course has a set of prescribed assessments that are teacher developed.  Those are factored into your course grade.
 
The Fundamental Concepts
  • Holistic view of knowledge
  • Intercultural awareness
  • Communication
 
The Learner Profile includes all attributes that IB students focus on achieving. IB students strive to become:
  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective
 
All classes focus on supporting students as they incorporate these skills into their learning style, daily interaction with peers and their relationship to local and global communities.

 

We offer a freshman course called the Freshmen Academy/Introduction to IB. This course helps you learn to evaluate and expand your best learning styles as it teaches you the skills necessary to be successful IB learners.

 

Doing the MYP includes focusing on your own talents, stretching your brain to think in more interesting and sophisticated ways. You will be doing a Personal Project in your sophomore year. This is a project that you choose to do, based on whatever you are interested in. With minimal guidance, maximum freedom and a mentor of your own choosing, you enter the world of independent research and problem solving.  A culminating event will allow all students to showcase their projects to family members, friends and the general community.

 

All Reagan freshmen and sophomores are MYP students. Unlike the Diploma Program, there are no external or internal assessments that students will be required to take. Recognition for being an MYP student is based on the following:

  1. Passing all course work
  2. Participation in community service activities
  3. Completion of the IB Personal Project.

 

For more information contact:
 Ms. Kelly Carpenter, Assistant Principal underfill & MYP Coordinator,
or
Ms. Kathleen Westrich, Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Instruction
or

 

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