International Baccalaureate Programs

Fairfield, Moody & Tuckahoe Middle Schools

Middle Years Program

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP), grades six through ten, at Fairfield, George H. Moody, and Tuckahoe Middle Schools, as well as Henrico and J. R. Tucker High Schools, offers an advanced curriculum for motivated students who are curious about the world around them and have demonstrated an ability to achieve academically. Students are challenged to think globally and become self-directed learners, taking IBMYP courses in all eight subject areas each year of the program. Interdisciplinary instruction connects the eight IB subject areas – the Arts, Design, Individuals and Societies, Language Acquisition, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Physical and Health Education, and Sciences. The Design requirements may be integrated through other MYP core subjects in grades six through eight. The program is designed around Global Contexts, Key Concepts, and Approaches to Learning.

Course of Study

Grade 6, Level One

Grade 7, Level Two

Grade 8, Level Three

Grade 6, Level One

  • IBMYP Language & Literature (English)
  • IBMYP Language Acquisition (French IA, Spanish IA)
  • IBMYP Physical and Health Education
  • *IBMYP Mathematics
  • IBMYP Sciences
  • IBMYP Individuals & Societies, US History, Part I
  • IBMYP Arts: Visual or Performing
  • **Electives

Grade 7, Level Two

  • IBMYP Language & Literature (English)
  • IBMYP Language Acquisition (French IB, Spanish IB)
  • IBMYP Physical and Health Education
  • *IBMYP Mathematics
  • IBMYP Sciences
  • IBMYP Individuals & Societies, US History, Part II
  • IBMYP Arts: Visual or Performing
  • **Electives

Grade 8, Level Three

  • IBMYP Language & Literature (English)
  • IBMYP Language Acquisition (French II, Spanish II)
  • IBMYP Physical and Health Education
  • *IBMYP Mathematics
  • IBMYP Sciences
  • IBMYP Individuals & Societies, World History and Geography I
  • IBMYP Arts: Visual or Performing
  • **Electives
NOTES

* Entry level in mathematics is based on ability and preparation at the elementary level. In the IBMYP, students must complete Algebra I successfully before entering the ninth grade.

** Electives may include, but are not limited to, beginning band, intermediate band, advanced band, chorus, art, creative writing workshop, journalism, drama, independent living, coding, computer science, graphic design, design and innovation, technology education, or gifted enrichment.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
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