Welcome to MYP!

  • Welcome to the Middle Years Program!

    As you enter 6th grade, there are many new and different things to adjust to. This can be exciting, terrifying, and overwhelming, but it’s reassuring to know that you’re not navigating this alone. You have some pretty great teachers and older students to guide you through this move. Be open to the possibilities and opportunities that present themselves. Embrace the awkward and the uncomfortable. Take on the challenges, make mistakes, and grow from them. The best is yet to come!

    As you lean into the higher expectations and rigor set for you as middle schoolers, you are required to read one book this summer from the provided list of diverse titles and complete the tissue box assignment. You do not need to spend money to purchase a book, but you’re more than welcome to! We recommend visiting your local library branch and checking out the book of your choosing. (PS many libraries offer summer reading programs where you can get rewarded for your reading!) Through the Sora App located on Clever, you also have access to
    Cleveland Public Library’s digital and audiobook database. (directions to access here).
    Lastly, we know that the natural reaction to school work in the summer from some of you is a groan and an immediate audible “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” But reading in the summer does hold some tremendous benefits. It keeps your brain active and alert which will allow for an easier transition at the start of the school year. (Imagine turning your computer on after its been powered down all summer and how long it will take to boot back up. Our brains work in a similar way to rebuild that muscle memory.) It also allows you to build your vocabulary, reading fluency, endurance, and confidence. You have the ability to go at your own pace, reread where needed, take notes, look up the definitions and hear the pronunciation of unfamiliar words. These are all skills we will be building this year in the classroom. You will find that some of the most important skills for thriving in middle school are time management, accountability, and finding a balance between work and play. So if you’re someone tempted to say, “I can’t do it! I’m too busy.” We encourage you to try reading sprints. (We do these in the classroom too!) Step away from the video games, put your phone on Do Not Disturb, and set a timer for 10 minutes to just read. Take a break, and repeat. In a 24 hour day, you can commit 30 minutes to bettering yourself for your future! 6th grade is all about creating habits that will help you be successful later in life. Push through the roadblocks and tell yourself that you can and will get your summer reading done! This is your first assignment and grade as 6th graders, so represent yourself well and make yourself proud!

    Your English teachers challenge you to find books that transport you to other worlds, see things from different perspectives, and leave you thinking, wondering, and in awe. We cannot wait to hear all about your summer reading journeys!

Middle Years Program Expectations

  • Middle Years Programme (MYP)

    Introduction to the Middle Years Programme (MYP)myp programme

    The Middle Years Programme (MYP)  The MYP is a challenging academic program that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers.  The program builds connections between subject areas and the real world and is designed to develop the skills needed for our global society and foster international-mindedness in our students.  We are currently in the candidate phase of the MYP authorization process, implementing all major components of the IB MYP.

    Developing the International Student (MYP) 

    The cornerstone of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) is the Programme's Learner Profile (see below). These are the ten most important attributes of an international person and answers the question: What kind of person do we want our students to be? The aim of the MYP is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. At Campus International School we want the students to learn to become inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, balanced and reflective. In all areas of the school, the teachers and staff model these attributes. Learning experiences are created so that the students are able to develop these characteristics. The profile helps teachers and students establish goals, plan units of inquiry, and assess performance.

    IB Learner Profile 

    Inquirers :
    • develop natural curiosity
    • are independent learners
    • acquire skills necessary for inquiry and research
    • actively enjoys learning

    Thinkers : 
    • exercise initiative in applying thinking skills
    • approaches complex problems
    • critically and with creativity
    • makes reasoned and ethical decisions

    Communicators : 
    • understand and express ideas with confidence and creativity
    • express ideas in more than one language
    • work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others

    Principled : 
    • act with integrity and honesty
    • have a strong sense of justice and fairness
    • respects the dignity of the individual, groups and communities

    Caring :
    • allows empathy, compassion and respect towards others
    • have a personal commitment to service
    • acts to make a positive difference in others and the environment

    Open-minded :
    • understands and appreciates their own cultures and personal histories
    • are open to the perspective, values and traditions of others
    • seeks and evaluates a range of points of view
    • are willing to grow from the experience of evaluating different points of view

    Balanced :
    • understands the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance
    • understands balance in these areas is important to achieve personal well-being

    Knowledgeable :
    • explores concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance
    • acquires in-depth knowledge and develops understanding
    • dedicated to learning across a broad range of disciplines
    Risk-Takers :
    • approach unfamiliar situations with courage and forethought
    • have the confidence to try new things
    • learn from failures

    Reflective :
    • gives thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience
    • are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations
    • understands reflection is needed to support their learning and personal development