International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP)
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
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 or record 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 December and the report is due in January. The student guide and other handouts may be found on the Personal Project Google site and on English 10 teachers’ Google classroom sites. Questions? Please contact MYP Coordinator Daina Lieberman, @email, or Personal Project Coordinator Linda Frantz, @email.
The Personal Project Fair will be held on Thursday, April 2nd, 2019, at 6:30PM at South Lakes High School. 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. The service log form students should use to complete this requirement is included below and is also available via Blackboard.
Freshmen! Community service hours for 9th grade are due Monday, June 1st, 2019. Students need to log 25 hours of service or write 3 reflections about any service they completed. All hours and reflections should be recorded in x2vol (found on Blackboard in Naviance). Contact MYP Coordinator Daina Lieberman, @email, with questions.
Sophomores! Community service hours for 10th grade are due Monday, April 20th, 2019. Students need to log 25 hours of service or write 3 reflections about any service they completed. All hours and reflections should be recorded in x2vol (found on Blackboard in Naviance). Contact MYP Coordinator Daina Lieberman, @email, with questions.
Students who successfully complete the following may be eligible for the IBMYP Certificate (FCPS) at the end of the 10th grade.
- Participate in eight subjects for a minimum of 50 hours per year of the program - Service Learning reflections recorded and submitted - Successfully complete the Personal Project - Successful on MYP subject assessments