International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP)
IB Program Parent Coffee, February 11 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.
Join the IB Program Parent Coffee on February 11, from 3:30pm – 4:30pm, at this link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/d809430c36114862994fcd04d19bd061. Introductory videos for the Middle Years Program, Career-related Program, and Diploma Program can be viewed at this link: https://flipgrid.com/bea88ad3.
IB Middle School Years (Grades 7 - 10)
Administrator: Greg Luongo | @email
IB Diploma Office Phone: 703.715.4686
What is the Middle Years Program at South Lakes High School?
It is a program of international education designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a changing world. The MYP offers a high quality education at an international level that employs inquiry and concept-based instruction through the six Global Contexts. Students complete performance assessments in their classes in 9th and 10th grade and create a Personal Project during their sophomore year.
Click here for more information: IB Middle Year Programme: A Guide for Parents
The Personal Project
In the final year of the MYP program at South Lakes, each student completes a personal project. The personal project is a significant piece of work including research that is the product of the student’s own initiative and creativity. Students apply the skills acquired through one of the global contexts and record the process of their personal development including analyzing their growth through the IB Learner Profile attributes . Students are expected to choose their project, which can take many forms, and undertake the process under the supervision of a teacher or other FCPS employee. Students keep a process journal, write a process report, and produce a product that they will display at the Personal Project Fair in early spring.
All sophomores are MYP students and must complete a Personal Project. The product is due in January and the report is due in February. The student guide and other handouts may be found on the SLHS MYP Personal Project Google site and on English 10 teachers’ Google classroom sites. Questions? Please contact MYP Coordinator Desiree Satterfield, @email or Personal Project Coordinator Linda Frantz, @email.
The Personal Project Fair will be held virtually in the spring - TBD. All sophomores are expected to attend to present their projects.
Service learning (Community Service) is an integral part of the MYP experience. All MYP certificate candidates are required to complete 25 hours per year (9th and 10th grade) or 3 significant reflections of service learning experience. All hours and reflections are recorded in x2vol (found on Blackboard in Naviance).
Freshmen! Community service hours for 9th grade are due June 30, 2021. Students need to log 25 hours of service or write 3 reflections about any service they completed. All hours and reflections are recorded in x2vol (found on Blackboard in Naviance). Contact MYP Coordinator Desiree Satterfield, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions.
Sophomores! Community service hours for 10th grade are due Tuesday, April 20th, 2021. Students need to log 25 hours of service or write 3 reflections about any service they completed. All hours and reflections are recorded in x2vol (found on Blackboard in Naviance). Contact MYP Coordinator Desiree Satterfield, email@example.com with questions.
Students who successfully complete the following may be eligible for the SLHS IBMYP Certificate (FCPS) at the end of the 10th grade:
● Complete Language Acquisition courses in Grade 9 and 10.
● Successfully complete all MYP assessments given during Grade 10.
● Successfully complete the Personal Project.
● Complete 25 service hours or three service learning reflections (in x2vol) each year for Grade 9 and 10.
Click here to learn more about the FCPS SLHS IB MYP Requirements
Students who successfully complete the Service Learning requirement and the Personal Project may be eligible for the SLHS IBMYP Record of Achievement at the end of the 10th grade.