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The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is one of four programs developed by the International Baccalaureate Organization. It is a five-year program designed for students in grades 6-10. The Middle Years Programme shares common educational principles with the IB Primary Years Program and the IB Diploma Program, including an aim to develop internationally-minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, to help to create a better and more peaceful world.

Middle Years Programme Brochure 

(Link the above to MYP-Programme-brochure.pdf)

The Middle Years Programme at WMHS

At Watkins Mill High School, all students enrolled in 9th and 10th grade are automatically a part of the MYP: there is no application required! As participants in the program, our students take classes that are created with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program framework in mind, which provides a focus on interdisciplinary learning, rigorous academic standards, and connections with the international community. As a result, students that choose to join our school’s IB Diploma Programme or IB Career-related Programme for their 11th and 12th-grade years will find that they have been adequately prepared for the challenge and the expectations of those classes.

The MYP Framework

Approaches to learning (ATL) – students are shown how to develop their abilities in thinking, research, self-management, communication, and social skills to help them excel in the classroom and in their community.

(Link above to Approaches to Teaching and Learning.pdf)

Key and related concepts – Learning is organized according to relevant academic concepts and real-world applications.

(Link above to Key and Related Concepts.pdf)

Global contexts – All academic work has a demonstrated relationship with the global community and the diverse cultural fabric that makes up our world.

(Link above to Global Contexts.pdf)

Personal Project – In 10th-grade, all students conduct an independent study of their choice and create a project that shows off their knowledge and their passions.

(Link above to MYP Personal Project.pdf)

Service as Action through Community Service – helping our communities brings students in contact with their community

(Link above to https://vimeo.com/166012485)

These core components are integrated in all eight subjects of the program.

 

For more information about the programme, please contact:

 

Samuel Lee

Middle Years Programme Coordinator

Samuel_Lee@mcpsmd.org

(301) 840-5302