MYP: Middle Years Programme

If you missed the MYP Personal Project Townhall September 17, you can view the recording here.

 MYP -- Programme Model

Mission Statement:

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

 Why IB?

​​The International Baccalaureate is an acclaimed academic program recognized globally for relevant and rigorous teaching and learning practices. The IB philosophy additionally emphasizes skills and character development. Each of the three IB programs are aligned to facilitate the development of students with intercultural awareness and the capability of action in a global community.

Below is a published testimonial by an esteemed post-secondary institution relevant to the aims of Rampart: 
"Send us prepared students via IB...It is the 'best' high school prep curriculum an American school can offer."
-Marilee Jones, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, MIT

Rampart recognizes that not all students will seek the same career and life path after high school. The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme will allow students the opportunity for a holistic education that emphasizes compassionate and dynamic learning environments.  This programme starts in grade 6 at our feeder school, Mountain Ridge Middle School, and continues through grade 10 at Rampart.

 Componants of MYP

The Learner Profile is the cornerstone of the IB continuum (PYP, MYP, DP/CP), which supports the intellectual and social development of all our amazing students. Rampart Rams will exhibit the attributes and attitude of the Learner Profile - inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective.

Approaches to Learning are skills that can be taught and practiced that empower students to learn independently and with others. These skills are necessary for life beyone school. All students can develop these skills:
Information Literacy
Media Literacy
Critical Thinking
Creative Thinking

Service and Action allows MYP Students the opportunity to demonstrate quality engagement in service and action, and be able to communicate the value of the experience(s). The MYP encourages students to plan and take action in their community in connection with, or inspired by, experiences in the classroom.

At Rampart students are expected to demonstrate their Service and Action by reflecting on four (4) of the 8 Learning Outcomes:
  1. Increased awareness of strengths and areas for growth
  2. Undertaking new challenges
  3. Collaborating with others
  4. Commitment and perseverance
  5. Engage with global issues
  6. Plan and initiate activities
  7. Consider ethical implications
  8. Develop new skills

At Rampart all MYP students log their activities and submit reflections. MYP students engage in the Service and Action program throughout grades 9-10. Students may develop their own service and action projects, engage with school-sponsored events, or partner with community organizations. Rampart students are encouraged to expand their concepts of community and citizenship. 

The Personal Project is a culminating Middle Years Programme (MYP) project to develop the student’s personal interest and to show and apply the skills, which are developed through the MYP’s Approaches to Learning. This project is based on the student’s interests and talents, resulting in a product or outcome. The project is a year-long project, which begins in  grade 9 and ends in grade 10.
Personal Project will be run through Google Classroom this year.  In classroom students will have access to:
  • Videos from the Coordinator with next steps
  • Documents for the planning and execution of the project
  • Due dates to help students stay on track
  • Student packet with information on how to complete the project

  Contact Ms. Kiser for the classroom enrollment key.
In conjunction with Mountain Ridge Middle School, this link will take you to our written policies surrounding Academic Honesty, Assessment, Language, and Special Needs.
In conjunction with Mountain Ridge Middle School, this link will take you to our Curriculum Maps for each subject.

IB Coordinator

Brian Herman

(719) 234-2104 


Personal Project Coordinator

Lindsay Schneider

(719) 234-2151


MYP Admin Assistant

Tanna Schnake

(719) 234-2081


Office Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm 

Room: 401