Middle Years Program
What is the IB Middle Years Program?
All 9th and 10th grade students at Foss are enrolled in the IB Middle Years Program. The Middle Years Program prepares students to go on to the Career-related or Diploma programs. The program 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.
IB Middle Years Curriculum
The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group in each year of the program. In years 4 and 5, students have the option to take courses from six of the eight subject groups within certain limits, to provide greater flexibility in meeting local requirements and individual student learning needs.
Each year, students in the MYP also engage in at least one collaboratively planned interdisciplinary unit that involves at least two subject groups.
MYP students also complete a long-term project, where they decide what they want to learn about, identify what they already know, discovering what they will need to know to complete the project, and create a proposal or criteria for completing it.