International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program
The IB programs offered in C-PP's middle and high schools reflect our vision for educational excellence by helping students develop critical thinking skills (Rigor), understand the connections between subjects and with the "real world" (Relevance), and collaborate with others (Relationships).
Corning Free Academy, Northside Blodgett Middle School, and East and West High Schools are officially designated as IB "World Schools." C-PP offers the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) in all four secondary schools. It is a "whole school" program for every student in grades 6-10, with approximately 1,700 students participating.
The IB Middle Years Program is the foundation of our curriculum for all students in grades 6-10 and is fully aligned with the New York State standards.
The MYP was designed specifically for students in this critical age group who are transitioning into their teenage years. Most of them have a strong need to ask questions and understand how what they learn in school matters in the "real world." Therefore, the MYP focuses on the relevance of each subject, how they connect to each other and how they apply to the world outside.
In addition, the MYP recognizes that all students learn differently, so tests and assessments are given in different formats - written, oral and demonstrations - so that students have a chance to show what they have learned in ways that best suit their personal learning style.
WIth IB, familiar subjects are taught, but the instructional approach is different. C-PP students still take English, Math, Science, Art, Humanities, Technology, Phys Ed and Spanish or French. The MYP difference is delivered through the program's five Areas of Interaction and guided by three Fundamental Concepts that support and strengthen all areas of the curriculum. In addition, the MYP provides accountability for meeting program requirements and standards through monitoring and moderation of assessment at all IB World Schools.
The MYP experience ends with a Personal Project, which each student must complete in 10th grade. Every student who successfully completes the five-year program will receive an official MYP certificate.