• Our three IB MYP high schools (Annapolis, Meade and Old Mill) are proud of their status as IB World Schools offering the IB Middle Years, Diploma, and Career-related programs.  The IB is an internationally recognized program of study that leads to university recognition and a global certification for students. Schools must go through a lengthy authorization process to become and remain certified as IB schools. In grades 9 and 10, all of our students participate in the IB Middle Years Programme.  Additionally, students may choose to participate in coursework offered through our Homeland Security Signature Program, AVID, Project Lead The Way, JROTC, and many other programs.  Please visit https://www.aacps.org/ib to learn more about the IB program in AACPS.

    All grade 9 and 10 courses are delivered through the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) framework. At the conclusion of the IB Middle Years Programme, students complete the personal project which puts into practice the skills they have learned the past two years. 

    The personal project is the capstone project every IB MYP student undertakes during their 9th and 10th grade year. Students begin the process during their 9th grade year to complete it during 10th grade. The personal project is an exciting opportunity for all our IB MYP 9th and 10th grade students to pursue a topic about which they are passionate. In our IB World Schools, the Personal Project is one of the elements that students will complete to meet the service learning graduation requirement set forth by AACPS and the Maryland State Department of EducationPlease visit this Google Site for more information on the Personal Project in AACPS.

    By this time, all students should have completed the following tasks in their Global Community Citizenship class:

    • Select a topic

    • Create 2 SMART goals

      • Learning goal- identifying what they want and need to learn

      • Product goal- identifying what they want and need to do or create

    • Start research related to their learning goal

    We encourage all families to speak with their student(s) about the progress they are making in their personal project. Students should be able to: identify their topic, state why their topic is important or meaningful, and what they plan to learn and do.