IB Middle Years Programme

9th and 10th grade


Coordinator's Message:

In the past ten years as part of the IB Programme at Stonewall Jackson High School, I have seen how the IBMYP does more than just teach students information.  It focuses on the academic, social-emotional, and self-management skills that all people need to become successful in life.  IB believes in the whole student and our IBMYP students join clubs, perform musically, participate athletically and serve our community in addition to rigorous academics.  In the 21st century we encourage our students to be citizens of the world, not just of their neighborhood.  IB embeds that idea in the curriculum and teaching strategies every day.  I believe unequivocally in the education of the whole student and am proud to serve as the IBMYP coordinator for SJHS.

~Alaina Lynard

What is the IBMYP?

MYP Overview

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) in grades 9 and 10 emphasizes intellectual challenge and encourages students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.

In their final year, students will also undertake an independent IB capstone called the MYP Personal Project  to demonstrate the development of their skills in inquiry, research, and reflection.

MYP assessment standards are consistent around the world. In order to maintain the rigor for which the IB is renowned, the MYP assessment model is criterion-related. Tasks are assessed against established criteria, not against the work of other students.


IBMYP Courses offered at SJHS:

  • PreIBDP English 9 and 10
  • PreIBDP Spanish II and III
  • PreIBDP French II and III
  • PreIBDP World History II
  • PreIBDP Biology
  • PreIBDP Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and  Algebra II/Trig
  • AP Comparative Politics*
  • AP Statistics*

*At SJHS, MYP students have the opportunity to earn college credit as sophomores by taking AP courses; credit is determined by the score earned on the exam and each university’s credit requirements


The IBMYP Personal Project