The International Baccalaureate Program at Talley
What is the Middle Years Program?
At Talley Middle School, The International Baccalaureate Program offers an advanced framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their academic curriculum and the real world. Students participate in a specially designed course of study focusing on eight core subjects. Each subject plays an important role in the development of a comprehensive IB education. Students in the Middle Years Program are exposed to an accelerated academic curriculum emphasizing the role of the IB student as a global citizen. Students become critical and reflective thinkers, as well as reflective and compassionate members of society.
The Middle Years Program begins with students during their 6th grade year and concludes during grade 10. The IB program prepares students to take college-level classes at any high school. Students can choose to continue with the IB Program at Mount Pleasant High School or enroll in Advanced Placement classes at Brandywine or Concord High School.
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Each Year, students in the International Baccalaureate Program study, at least, eight subject groups and complete community service. Many go on to complete the Diploma Program, at Mount Pleasant High School, during grades 11 and 12.
These eight subject groups are comprised of:
- Language and Literature (English Language Arts)
- Individuals and Societies (Social Studies)
- Language Acquisition (Spanish or French)
- Physical and Health Education
- Design (STEM/Technology)
Three concepts support and strengthen all areas of the curriculum. These concepts are based on:
- intercultural awareness
- holistic learning
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program is designed to help students build a positive attitude about learning and find a sense of belonging in the ever-changing world around them. Students, in this age group, are beginning to develop their independence. The IBMYP assists students in growing their sense of personal, social, and intellectual awareness. Students participate in an advanced and accelerated academic curriculum which challenges them to ask meaningiful questions, reflect on their studies and think deeply about the value of their education. Students gain confidence by managing their own learning.
IB Mission Statement
“The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the organization works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”
For more information about International Baccalaureate, please visit the organization's webpage.