What is the Middle Years Program?
The MYP is designed for students aged 11 through 16. At Stockton Collegiate, the five MYP years encompass 6th through 10th grades.
"The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who...inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers." (from IB website Middle Years Programme)
Schools must be authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the MYP. Stockton Collegiate was authorized in 2013 and will welcome the reauthorization committee in March 2018.
Stockton Collegiate is an IB Continuum school offering three IB Programmes. A student entering in kindergarten can graduate thirteen years later with a world recognized IB education and, potentially, the IB Diploma. The three programs are integrated, build upon one another, and offer a rich, rigorous education that enables students to be problem-solving, critically-thinking, life-long learners able to pursue any educational and career path.
A K12 IB education prepares students for the challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing world.
IB Learner Profile
The IB Learner Profile is at the heart of an IB education. The ten attributes describe expectations for students, teachers, staff, and parents. The IB Learner Profile guides curricular choices and is the framework for all school activity--academic, inter-personal, and extra-curricular.
Through the Middle Years Programme (MYP) projects, students experience the responsibility of completing a significant piece of work over an extended period of time.
MYP projects encourage students to reflect on their learning and the outcomes of their work – key skills that prepare them for success in further study, the workplace and the community. All students who complete the MYP in Year 5 (10th grade) complete the personal project. Stockton Collegiate registers all MYP Year 5 students for external moderation of the personal project, promoting a global standard of quality.
MYP projects are student-centred and age-appropriate, and they enable students to engage in practical explorations through a cycle of inquiry, action and reflection.
Students share their projects with the school community in a showcase each spring. The Personal Project follows the PYP Exhibition at the end of PYP in 5th grade and is followed by the Extended Essay in the Diploma Programme in 12th grade.
(from IBO.org - MYP Projects)
Design is a course that is unique to the Middle Years Program. Students in the MYP at Stockton Collegiate experience five years of Design, with the Personal Project as the culminating learning experience.
The aims of MYP design are to encourage and enable students to:
MYP Courses at SCIS
MYP courses cover eight subject groups: Language acquisition, Language & literature, Individual & societies, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts, Physical & health education, and Design. At Stockton Collegiate:
Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled two times a year. All students participate in leading the conference by reviewing their accomplishments, challenges, projects, and goals. Teachers contribute their observations, provide context for the student's progress, and answer questions as necessary. All students participate actively and leadership roles expand as the students grow.
ManageBac is an IB specific tool that Stockton Collegiate uses to post course syllabi, assignments, deadlines, formative and summative assessments, student reflections, and grades. ManageBac is also the school's primary communication tool. Parents have access to all their students assignments and progress. School notices of all types--academic, event notices, schedule changes, and more--are sent to parents/guardians via email through ManageBac.
Students in all grades benefit from access to robust internet service in all classroom across all buildings. Each sixth though ninth grade MYP student has his or her own iPad. Tenth grade students are assigned a laptop. All students have a school email address. Classrooms are equipped with Apple TVs and monitors.
The Technology Acceptable Use Policy governs the appropriate use of technology.
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