Middle Years Programme Overview
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a five-year educational program for grades 6 through 10. Lamar High School students participate in a two year stand along with MYP program in grades 9 and 10.The fundamental concepts of the MYP are:
- Intercultural awareness
- Holistic learning
At Lamar High School, in grades 9 and 10, the teachers develop and use MYP unit plans to meet the aims and objectives of these Subject Areas.
A feature of the MYP is that students, mostly through their selected courses and whole school activities, will experience five common themes. These are called Areas of Interaction. They bind the various disciplines together.
The five areas are:
Approaches to Learning
Developing effective ways to think, learn, reflect and communicate.
Approaches to teaching
emphasizing MYP pedagogy, including collaborative learning through inquiry.
highlighting a concept-driven curriculum.
showing how learning best takes place in context