On behalf of the administration of Peak Preparatory, we are pleased to announcethat we are officially an authorized International Baccalaureate World School! Last year, we introduced you to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) as we encourage all stakeholders to play an important role in this program.
Becoming an IB MYP school is typically a 4-7 year process, but we achieved this goal within 2 years of our initial application. This was quite an undertaking as there are numerous steps in the process, and unlike other schools that may only involve certain scholars and specific teachers in their IB program, we involved all scholars and faculty and staff members in the process. We became an ‘IB Candidate Status’ school upon our submission of Application A in April 2010. Last year, we reviewed and edited our mission statement, rewrote numerous policies, trained our staff, and submitted Application B in October of 2011. An official IB team visited our school for two days in order to observe classrooms and interview our parents, faculty and staff, and leadership team. Their goal was to see if we were providing our scholars with an excellent education. More specifically,the IB Middle Years Program in grades 6-10 requires the mastery of eight domains of learning – English, History, Science, Math, Foreign Language, Physical Education, Technology and the Arts. A key MYP belief is that all students can be taught to be independent problem-solvers with strong study skills. Each discipline supports the development of skill sets that help students blossom into critical thinkers with strong work ethics. MYP ischaracterized by three fundamental concepts: Communication, Holistic learning, and Intercultural Awareness.
We invite you to take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about IB MYP.Their web address is http://ibo.org/. You may also contact our MYP Coordinator, Kari Mills for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.