The Middle Years Programme at WMHS
At Watkins Mill High School, all students enrolled in 9th and 10th grade are automatically a part of the MYP: there is no application required! As participants in the program, our students take classes that are created with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program framework in mind, which provides a focus on interdisciplinary learning, rigorous academic standards, and connections with the international community. As a result, students that choose to join our school’s IB Diploma Programme or IB Career-related Programme for their 11th and 12th-grade years will find that they have been adequately prepared for the challenge and the expectations of those classes.
The MYP Framework
Approaches to learning (ATL) – students are shown how to develop their abilities in thinking, research, self-management, communication, and social skills to help them excel in the classroom and in their community.
Key and related concepts – Learning is organized according to relevant academic concepts and real-world applications.
Global contexts – All academic work has a demonstrated relationship with the global community and the diverse cultural fabric that makes up our world.
Personal Project – In 10th-grade, all students conduct an independent study of their choice and create a project that shows off their knowledge and their passions.
Service as Action through Community Service – helping our communities brings students in contact with their community
These core components are integrated in all eight subjects of the program.
For more information about the programme, please contact:
Middle Years Programme Coordinator