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.
"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 MYP 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.
Components 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 beyond school. All students can develop these skills:
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:
Increased awareness of strengths and areas for growth
Undertaking new challenges
Collaborating with others
Commitment and perseverance
Engage with global issues
Plan and initiate activities
Consider ethical implications
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 Personal Project is a year-long project, which begins in grade 9 and ends in grade 10. The Personal Project is organized through Schoology. Here 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
A place to submit each step of the project