International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme
W.T. Eich is applying to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school to offer the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP).
The International Baccalaureate Programme fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.
The MYP is flexible enough to accommodate the demands of most national or local curriculums. It builds upon the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and prepares students to meet the academic challenges of the IB Diploma Programme and the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC).
First started overseas in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland, thus the spelling “program” also as “programme,” IB schools are now offered in more than 3, 500 schools in 144 countries and once receiving IB status, we’ll be the only middle school to offer the IB Middle Years Programme in Placer County.
The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world.
The benefits of an IB education are boundless. IB is a full service curriculum and teaching philosophy aimed at developing the student as a whole.
Our unique approach:
Addresses students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being.
Ensures breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding through the study of eight subject areas.
Requires the study of at least two languages to support students in understanding their own culture and that of others.
The MYP Programme consists of eight subject groups integrated through five interactive areas providing global contexts for learning.
Students are required to study at least two languages (as part of their multilingual profile), humanities, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical education and technology.
What Does This Mean?
As educators, we will continue our pursuit of life-long learning and maximizing student achievement modeled with the unique IB approach. We are confident this investment will provide benefit for our students as they prepare for high school, college and a global economy.
IB IS THE FUTURE FOR EICH
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