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James Madison MS, Frederick Douglass HS Join Prestigious IB Network
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James Madison MS, Frederick Douglass HS Join Prestigious IB Network

 

The following information was sent to us by Prince George's County Public Schools:

 

James Madison Middle School and Frederick Douglass High School are now officially part of the network of campuses that offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme.

An extension of the rigorous IB Diploma program, the Middle Years Programme’s guiding philosophy is to develop an academically-proficient, globally-minded learner. Frederick Douglass and James Madison had been working collaboratively towards becoming IB World Schools since 2008. The schools received notification on Oct. 17 that they were formally authorized to offer the Middle Years Programme, making them the only IB World Schools in Prince George’s County Public Schools.  

The Middle Years Programme, aimed at students in sixth through tenth grades, encourages them to make the real-world connections with classroom subjects and become critical and reflective thinkers. Students focus on eight subject groups – humanities, mathematics, two languages, science, the arts, physical education and technology – and view these subjects through multiple lenses, including health and social education, community service and the environment.  

Tenth-graders complete the Personal Project, a capstone project that allows them to demonstrate the skills and aptitude developed over the years.

Five PGCPS high schools offer the IB Diploma Program – Central, Crossland, Laurel, Parkdale and Suitland. Frederick Douglass is beginning the process to become authorized to offer the Diploma Program.  

More information on the Middle Years Programme is available online at www.ibo.org/myp. Details about the IB Diploma Program in PGCPS can be found at http://www1.pgcps.org/IB.

  
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