Is the IB MYP curriculum different from the AACPS curriculum?
"The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) emphasizes intellectual challenge. It encourages students aged 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life. The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning. The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers." IBO.org, 2018, What is the MYP?
The IB MYP is a framework designed to align with local and national standards. Teachers in IB MYP schools in AACPS use the Common Core, Next Generation Science, and Maryland Content Standards from the AACPS curriculum in order to develop concept-based units of study. Project-Based Learning, STEM, and Arts Integration are incorporated within the IB MYP units.
IB MYP students study eight subject areas: Language and Literature (Language Arts), Individuals and Societies (Social Studies), Sciences, Mathematics, Language Acquisition, World Language, Health and Physical Education, Design (Design Technology, Digital Palette, FACS), and the Arts.