Middle Years Program (MYP)
The Middle Years Program (MYP) includes all students in grades 6-10. As part of the MYP, a student studies eight traditional subjects each year which are organized around a framework for learning that is especially appropriate for the development of students in this age group. The program has no external assessments. However, in each subject area students must be assessed according to criteria established by the International Baccalaureate Organization.
South St. Paul Secondary became on authorized MYP school in July of 2008. We are excited about the addition of the MYP for our students in South St. Paul. We are confident we will be offering an academic program that will be envied by most school districts.
The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.
The MYP is a five-year programme, which can be implemented in a partnership between schools, or in several abbreviated (two, three or four year) formats. Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP).
Find out more about the MYP.
MYP Fundamental Concepts
The Fundamental Concepts are guiding principles for the overall implementation of curriculum. The three concepts are Communication, Intercultural Awareness, and Holistic Education.
In a world where information increased exponentially and can be shared in so many ways it is important for our students to have strong communication skills. These skills include reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as audio and visual presentations.
Intercultural awareness is concerned with developing students' awareness about their culture as well as others. South St. Paul Secondary has a rich history and a diverse student population. The goal of this concept is to develop empathy and understanding of other cultures.
The concept of Holistic Education is concerned with the interrelatedness of all disciplines. Students in the MYP are expected to study the eight subjects but there are also connections between all of the disciplines.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the MYP coordinator.