Calhoun MS

Middle Years Programme

The MYP, designed for students aged 11–16, has been offered by the IB since 1994. It began as an initiative of the International Schools Association (ISA) and was formulated by groups of practising teachers and administrators in international education who wanted to develop a curriculum for the middle years of schooling. The aim was to develop a curriculum encouraging international awareness in young people with emphasis on the skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to participate in an increasingly global society.

More information about the MYP from The International Baccalaureate Organization

Why offer the MYP?


Students learn how to learn

Throughout all IB programmes, students develop approaches to learning skills and the attributes of the IB learner profile.

Students are able to take responsibility for their own learning and understand how knowledge itself is constructed; this is to further to our unique Design course. They are encouraged to try different approaches to learning and to take responsibility for their own educational progress.

Our programmes help IB students:

  • ask challenging questions
  • think critically
  • develop research skills proven to help them in higher education.

IB programmes also encourage students to be active in their communities and to take their learning beyond academic study.

Research shows that students participating in the MYP:

For more information, contact Chris Slocum, IB MYP Coordinator at Calhoun Middle School (940.369.2355).