IB Middle Years Programme (IBMYP)
- History & Social Studies Teacher, HS
In keeping with the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), the Middle Years Program (MYP) provides a rigorous learning environment that invests and engages students in the development of skills critical to their ability to compete and thrive in the 21st Century.
The IBMYP is a comprehensive, in-depth course of study that provides a framework of academic rigor in the following eight content areas: Mathematics, Science, Individuals and Societies (Social Studies), Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Physical and Health Education, Arts, and Design.
Students use six global contexts through which they examine the interrelatedness of these subject areas and how they relate to the larger world. These contexts are Identities and Relationships, Orientation in Space and Time, Personal and Cultural Expression, Scientific and Technical Innovation, Globalization and Sustainability, and Fairness and Development.
IBMYP at Annandale High School strives to attain the highest rigor and standards so that students are prepared to continue into the Diploma Program, are competitive on their college applications, succeed in their higher education courses and continue to seek enriching learning experiences throughout their lives. We believe students who develop the attributes of the learner profile are prepared to be successful in the 21st Century.
The IBMYP is a five-year program that begins in the 6th grade in our feeder schools, which are Glasgow, Poe or Holmes. Students complete their final two years of the IBMYP at Annandale High School. Students who have not attended one of our feeder schools still have the option to pursue IBMYP certification or a Record of Achievement if they attend during their entire freshman and sophomore years.