International Baccalaureate (IB)
Middle Years Program (MYP)
As an authorized World School for the IB MYP all scholars in grades 6-10 are exposed to a well-rounded variety of concept-based courses to develop learning skills and support the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) and Testing. In addition to the state provided expectations for what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade or course, practitioners assess the four criteria or objectives of each IB subject group. Teachers collaboratively plan thematic, concept and context based unit planners. These include learning experiences, activities and assessments to grow and measure a range of content and skills in a variety of ways. Scholars are able to demonstrate their progress of the IB criteria more than once.
State standards and IB are vertically aligned to support progression of learning. IB adds a focus on interdisciplinary learning, growth in personal attributes and academic skills, service as action, global mindedness and culminating projects of choice. The community project in grade 8 and the personal project in grade 10, ask all scholars to explore interests and demonstrate learning through action, advocacy or research. We are proud to challenge our students to find their passion through the framework IB provides. The bottom line is a quality public education leads to a thriving community and stronger economy for everyone!