IBMYP Course Offerings
West Millbrook Magnet Middle School is a candidate school* for the MYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. * Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme is a whole-school endeavor.
This means that instruction in every course, in every grade is planned through with IBMYP instructional philosophies (student-centered, inquiry-based, conceptual, etc). The Middle Years Programme guarantees this style of instruction for EACH student in our building. Our magnet programme is not a school within a school, it truly is a WHOLE SCHOOL programme.
All MYP students are expected to take one course in each discipline each year in the programme. All students are required to take the same courses is a few disciplines, but they have a choice in others.
MYP Subject Areas
Language and Literature (English Language Arts)
All students take the same Language and Literature courses in years 1-3.
Individuals and Societies (Social Students)
All students take the same Individuals and Societies courses in years 1-3.
All students take the same Sciences courses in years 1-3.
Physical and Health Education
All students take the same Physical and Health Education courses in years 1-3.
Theater Vocal Music
Dance Visual Arts
Project Revive Keyboarding
Nutrition and Wellness Apparel and Interior Design
Computer Science Technological Issues and Impacts
Science Olympiad Odyssey of the Mind
Natural Resources and Agriculture Exploring Food and Agricultural Products
Sports Management International Relations and Global Conflict
Language Acquisition (World Languages)
In addition to one course from each of the subject areas listed above, all of our students participate in Becoming IB. This course, paired with students' lunch, was developed by IB practitioners at our school to introduce all students to what it means to be an IB student. Students will explore the MYP Key Concepts and Global contexts and develop MYP Approaches to Learning skills as through in-depth study of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.