IB Middle Years Programme Coordinator Message
Wooster High School is excited to continue to grow our MYP program. For the 2019-20 school year, all 9th grade students will be focusing on Service Learning and Reflections in their Individuals and Societies classes while 10th grade students will embark on their Personal Project. Students will have time during advisory to work through the different stages of the Personal Project, which will be due on February 19th, 2020. Please contact me if you have any questions about IB MYP.
Nikki Grose, IB MYP Coordinator (0942)
775-333-5100, ext. 37181
IB Middle Years Program (IB MYP)
Wooster has been an authorized MYP since 2016. Implemented in partnership with Vaughn Middle School, Wooster’s Middle Years Programme is a four-year program. Students begin the program at Vaughn Middle School, where they complete years 1 and 2, and end years 3 and 4 at Wooster High School. Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Program (DP) or Career-related Program (CP) pathways starting their junior year in high school. Visit the official IB website for more information about the MYP.
MYP Grades & Parent Info Nights
Our grading system at the 9th and 10th grade level includes an “MYP semester grade” report. This grade is completely separate from the traditional grade your student receives and is meant to track their growth along IB rubrics from 7th grade until 10th. The MYP grade will be a number 1-8. If you are interested in learning more about what the MYP program means for your 9th or 10th grader, please consider attending one of our IB 101 Nights in the Career Center/Library. For the 2019-20 school year, these will take place at 5:30pm on: 8/27/2019, 9/17/2019, 10/22/2019, 1/21/2020, and other spring dates to be announced.
Freshmen Service Learning
During their 9th grade year, students will work with their Individuals and Societies teacher and on their own to complete community service and reflections based on the 7 IB Learning Outcomes:
- Become more aware of their own strengths and areas for growth
- Undertake challenges that develop new skills
- Discuss, evaluation, and plan student-initiated activities
- Persevere in action
- Work collaboratively with others
- Develop international mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding
- Consider the ethical implications of their actions
Sophomores MYP Personal Project
During their 10th grade year, students will spend approximately 25 hours developing a personal challenge or goal in order to build on their ATL (Approaches to Learning) skills and strengthen their research skills. The Personal Project is a great way for students to build skills and confidence, and helps the students to earn their off-campus pass and an academic letter. This project requires students engage in the research process, which will be assessed in their English class (research process assessment). We will hold a Personal Project Exhibition on April 14th, 2020, where students can show their peers, teachers, and parents what they've been working on all year.