International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

  • Scottsdale Unified School District is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP), a challenging framework that encourages students to become engaged and empowered lifelong learners, problem-solvers, and active, empathetic citizens. The IB MYP, which serves students in grades 6 through 10, is available at Mountainside Middle School (Years 1-3) and Desert Mountain High School (Years 4-5), authorized IB MYP world schools.

    About the Middle Years Programme from The International Baccalaureate®:

    The IB Middle Years Programme provides a framework for students in sixth to tenth grades to become creative, critical, and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies and the real world. It stresses the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding, and global engagement-essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders. The MYP framework does not change curricula, alter state standards, nor required impact mandated testing.

    The IB Middle Years Programme addresses students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being. It provides students the opportunities to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to manage complexity and take responsible action for the future. MYP ensures the breadth and depth of understanding through study in eight subject (content) areas, and requires that learners study one world language in addition to their regular language of instruction to support their understanding of their own and others’ cultures. Students in an MYP school participate in community service and are thereby further prepared for future education, the workplace, and life-long learning.

    The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

    MYP Fact Sheet for Parents               IB Benefits for Students

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