International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP)

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) is an all-inclusive program for students in grades 6 through 10, with students choosing to pursue the FCPS MYP certificate in tenth grade.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) in Fairfax County is an all-inclusive program for students in grades 6 through 10; students can choose to pursue the FCPS MYP certificate in tenth grade.  All students in the MYP benefit from this educational framework that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world and become critical and reflective thinkers.

Teachers organize the MYP curriculum through the six global contexts:

  • identities and relationships.
  • personal and cultural identity.
  • orientations in space and time.
  • scientific and technical innovation.
  • fairness and development.
  • globalization and sustainability.

The FCPS MYP Certificate

The IB Middle Years Program in Fairfax County Public Schools is an all-school program in our five middle schools and four high schools. Students at Annandale, Edison, Mount Vernon, South Lakes, and Stuart High Schools have the opportunity to earn the MYP certificate at the end of the tenth grade. Students pursuing the certificate must demonstrate success in each of the eight subjects and the Personal Project and Community Service. 

Action (Service Learning) is an essential part of the Middle Years Program.  IB MYP students are required to complete community service each year; they document their hours and reflect upon their experiences.

The Personal Project is the culmination experience for the IB MYP. It is a student’s unique response to the challenge to identify and pursue a personal goal to its conclusion. These goals are developed around one of the six global contexts and are intended to allow students to demonstrate their growth as learners and active members of the community. 

For more information about the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, visit www.ibo.org/myp.

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