the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)?
The MYP provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills
for middle school students. Centered around
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.
learning in the MYP are chosen from global contexts to encourage
and global engagement within the programme.
time and space
the consequences of our
Students will explore rights and responsibilities; the relationship
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.
the meaning of “when” and
Students will explore personal histories;
homes and journeys; turning
points in humankind; discoveries; explorations and migrations of
the relationships between, and the interconnectedness of,
individuals and civilizations, from personal, local and global
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.
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
the nature and purpose of
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.
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 (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
of the Middle Years Programme
part of the Middle Years Programme,
the criteria of the International Studies/International
the required number of
Community and Service
(10 hours in sixth and seventh grades, 20 in eighth grade)
Parents and guardians
are responsible for:
the student dress code (see uniform information)
the child’s progress through the student agenda and the
grade book viewer on line.
that students meet the expectations of the Parent/Student
service requests for approvals and reflection forms must be
submitted on Managebac
All Middle School students have
eight 85 minute classes in a four by four block
in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language and
Literature, Language Acquisition (Spanish or Portuguese),
Design/Technology, Humanities in Spanish or Portuguese.
Education and Fine arts.
Intensive Reading and Mathematics classes are provided
to students who need reinforcement in those areas in
preparation for the FCAT.