Risley International's new Vision/Mission
One of the requirements of becoming an IB authorized school is for our school's vision/mission to align with the vision of the IB organization.  The staff at Risley International reviewed our old vision and have rewritten it to incorporate the IB philosophy:  

Our vision is to develop globally-minded, life-long learners who are reflective, compassionate, and responsible citizens.

Our mission is to collaboratively respond to the individual, academic, and social needs of our students.  We are committed to providing an engaging and rigorous curriculum that empowers students to achieve personal, educational, and career aspirations as members of an intercultural community.


Core Beliefs
We believe that:
  • We are responsible for building and maintaining a high performing organization that ensures all students will successfully acquire the knowledge, skills and values necessary for success.
  • Our administration and teachers make the critical difference in student achievements.
  • Engaging the student's family and the community in the education process enhances learning and academic achievement.
  • We have a moral imperative to provide students with the opportunity to perform to their fullest potential and to ensure there is not discernible difference between the achievement levels of students by race, gender or economic level.
  • Adults have a professional responsibility to make positive, consistent connections with students.
  • Best decisions for managing student behavior are based on a value system that maintains the dignity of each student in all situations.

What is IB-MYP?

The Middle Years Program (MYP) is a teaching and learning framework that encourages students to make connections between what is learned in their academic content and the real world. The MYP is an inclusive program where students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from their participation in the program.  The program takes conceptual learning within content areas and connects that learning through a global context lens. Students also develop 10 learner profile attributes which can help students become responsible members in their own community and extend outward toward our global society. Embedded into the units of inquiry are a multitude of approaches to learning skills which enable students to become independent learners who are encouraged to apply their knowledge and skills in an unfamiliar context.

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