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WHAT IS THE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAM?

The Middle Years Program (MYP) is one of three programs offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). It is a program that helps students participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world. Learning how to learn and how to evaluate information critically is as important as learning facts. The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) is internationally recognized and is designed for students age 11 through 16.

Jackson Middle School is offering years 1 through 3 of the MYP.

GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR THE IB MYP PROGRAM

WHAT DOES THE CURRICULUM CONTAIN?

The curriculum contains eight subject groups together with a core made up of  the IB Learner Profile, IB concepts, Approaches to learning and Global Context. The subjects include Language and Literature (student's first language), Language Acquisition (second language study), Individuals and Society (Social Studies), Mathematics, Science, Design Technology, Physical Education (including Health and Wellness), and Art (Visual and Performing).


ADVANTAGES OF THE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAM

* Meets the needs of the highly motivated and academically talented secondary school students

* Provides students with a rigorous approach to academic achievement *Provides students of different linguistic, cultural, and educational backgrounds with the intellectual, social, and critical perspectives necessary for future success *Helps students develop an appreciation and understanding of cultural diversity *Inspires students to investigate and understand knowledge, claims and judgments made in logic, mathematics, natural and social sciences, history, ethics, and aesthetics *Emphasizes the total education experience *Encourages global awareness *Provides high accountability of achievement *Exposes the students to a comprehensive liberal arts education.


HOW DOES THE STUDENT APPLY?

The MYP program will be a "school within a school" model. Students zoned for Jackson Middle School will be eligible for participation in the program if they have demonstrated a strong academic commitment during middle school. It is the desire of the school to infiltrate the "models" of MYP throughout the school but students participating in the MYP teams will need to take all seven periods involved with the MYP components.

If you have a desire to participate in the program, you must complete a Magnet Application and submit it to the ELC.

MAGNET APPLICATION

If you have any questions you may contact: Lynne Newsom at lynne.newsom@ocps.net or at 407-249-6430 ext. 5112247

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