IB Middle Years Programme at THS

January Updates

January IB Learner Profile Trait is Risk-Taker


We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

As you think of how to focus attention on this IB LP Trait in your classroom spend a few minutes discussing ideas with a co-worker.

If you or your students see someone who is a Risk-Taker please place their name and reason for nomination to the box in the main office. We draw names to highlight in the daily announcements as well as give prizes at the end of the month. See email or pick up forms next to the nomination box.

IB MYP Personal Project

Questions about the IB MYP Personal Project?

Please Contact:

Lenna Mabbutt

IB MYP Personal Project Coordinator



Kelsey Barnes

IB MYP Coordinator



IB MYP Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 1-2pm

THS Library

All MYP teachers will be meeting in the library from 1-2 pm on the 4th Wednesday this month.

Please bring a PRINTED COPY of each of the following:

  • An MYP Assessment you will give or have recently given
  • The Criterion Rubric that you are using for the assessment
  • The MYP Unit Planner this assessment is part of

Please start thinking about...
  • What Global Context (GC) and GC Exploration you are focused on for the unit?
  • What Approach to Teaching and Learning (ATL) are you working with for this unit?

IB MYP in the Classroom

IB Middle Years Program at THS

IB MYP is full school for 9th and 10th graders.

There are 8 subject groups in IB MYP.

  • Language and Literature (English)
  • Language Acquisition (World Language)
  • Individuals and Societies (Social Studies)
  • Math
  • Science
  • Arts (Visual and Performing)
  • Design (Technology, FCS, Business)
  • Physical and Health Education

All 9th/10th grade students take classes from first 5 listed above (L&L, LA, I&S, M and S) and choose a 6th subject area of focus (A or D or PE). The "6 of 8" subject option is used for scheduling at THS (and many high schools across the US) because of the limitations in scheduling due to the State/District requirements for graduation etc. It allows for the broadest range of exposure while completing other requirements as well.

Students also take 0.5 PE credit and 0.5 credit of Health during these 2 years to MYP and graduation requirements.

If students are wanting an increase in the pace and depth of content across their day and/or may be interested in the IB Diploma for 11th/12th grade we also offer the IB MYP-Diploma Pathway core. If there are students who are interested in this option please talk with Lia Emanuel, IB MYP-DP counselor.