Middle Years Programme
Student Agenda Insert Pages

Odd/Even Schedule 2018-2019

Academic Honesty

Language Policy

Assessment Policy

Special Education Needs
Click here for additional information on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization and the Middle Years Programme.

Service as Action Guide

Community Project Guide

Tips for Parents

IB Learner Profile Activities for Parents

Miami-Dade County Public School Curriculum Bulletin

PAP Spanish Course Presentation

School Brochure

New Parents Orientation Presentation

Summer Information 2018

Middle School students have received in person and by email a Summer Assignments Letter outlining their individual summer assignments. Copies of all letters are on file in the school's office.

MYP Summer Reading Assignments
MYP Supplies List

Supplies are available for purchase online from the PTA at:
PTA Supplies Purchase Flyer

Study Packets:
Language Arts Study Packet
7th Grade Civics packet

Cursive Hand Writing Practice packet optional for all incoming 6th grade students


Grade 6: Mathematics Grade 6 packet
Grade 7: Mathematics Grade 7 packet
Grade 8: 8th grade Pre-Algebra packet
or FLVS Algebra or Geometry Packet

All students going to Algebra 1 must complete M/J Pre-Algebra Term 2 on

 Florida Virtual School 


For all Spanish books: complete this study guide

Portuguese Book Grade 6
Portuguese Book Grade 7
Portuguese Book Grade 8

Study guide for all grades

What is  the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)?

The MYP provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills for middle school students.  Centered around
the IB learner profile, it  promotes intercultural awareness, responsible global citizenship, interdisciplinary, thematic instruction and communication,  and engages students in  a thorough study of eight disciplines viewed through the lenses of five areas of interaction.

Global Contexts
Contexts for learning in the MYP are chosen from global contexts to encourage international mindedness
and global engagement within the programme.

Fairness and development

Identities and relationships Orientation in time and space

What are the consequences of our
common humanity?

Students will explore rights and responsibilities; the relationship between
communities; sharing finite resources
with other people and with other living
things; access to equal opportunities;
peace and conflict resolution.

Who am I? Who are we?

Students will explore identity; beliefs
and values; personal, physical, mental,
social and spiritual health; human
relationships including families,
friends, communities and cultures;
what it means to be human.

What is the meaning of when and

Students will explore personal histories;
homes and journeys; turning
points in humankind; discoveries; explorations and migrations of humankind;
the relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations, from personal, local and global perspectives.

Globalization and sustainability Scientific and technical innovation Personal and cultural expression

How is everything connected?

Students will explore the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the relationship between
local and global processes; how local
experiences mediate the global; reflect
on the opportunities and tensions
provided by world interconnectedness;
the impact of decision-making on humankind and the environment.

 How do we understand the worlds in
which we live?

Students will explore the natural
world and its laws; the interaction
between people and the natural
world; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on communities and environments; the impact of environments on human activity; how humans adapt environments to their

What is the nature and purpose of
creative expression?

Students will explore the ways in
which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Service as Action

Ada Merritt K-8 Center values service with others as an important way to develop the attributes of the Learner Profile. Service as Action is incorporated into the Middle Years Curriculum to encourage students to think of themselves as caring members of their local and global community.  Middle Years students are asked to complete hours of service every year of the program, culminating in 8th grade with as Community Service Project. Additional information is provided in the Service As Action


Approaches to Learning

Through Approaches to Learning (ATL) in IB programs, students develop skills that help them "learn to learn".  ATL skills can be learned and taught, improved with practice and developed incrementally. they provide a solid foundation for learning independently and with others. ATL skills help students prepare for, and demonstrate learning through meaningful assessment.                                                    


Requirements of the Middle Years Programme

As part of the Middle Years Programme, all students will:
 meet the criteria of the International Studies/International Baccalaureate contract
 complete the required number of Community and Service (10 hours in sixth and seventh grades, 20 in eighth grade)
 maintain a portfolio

Parents and guardians
are responsible for:

 enforcing the student dress code (see uniform information)
 monitoring the childs progress through the student agenda and the grade book viewer on line.
 ensuring that students meet the expectations of the Parent/Student Honor Code.

All service requests for approvals and reflection forms must be submitted on Managebac

Middle Years Schedules

All Middle School students have eight 85 minute classes in a four by four block schedule. They have:

 annual courses in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language and Literature, Language Acquisition (Spanish or Portuguese), Design/Technology, Humanities in Spanish or Portuguese.

 semester courses in Physical Education and Fine arts.
Intensive Reading and Mathematics classes are provided to students who need reinforcement in those areas in preparation for the FCAT.