The Harrison Central School District is excited to announce that it is beginning the approval process for bringing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program to the District in grades 6-10.
"The MYP has been designed as a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework that provides academic challenge and develops the life skills of students from the ages of 11 to 16. These years are a critical period in the development of young people. Success in school is closely related to personal, social and emotional well-being. At a time when students are establishing their identity and building their self esteem, the MYP can motivate students and help them to achieve success in school and in life beyond the classroom. The programme allows students to build on their personal strengths and to embrace challenges in subjects in which they might not excel. The MYP offers students opportunities to develop their potential, to explore their own learning preferences, to take appropriate risks, and to reflect on, and develop, a strong sense of personal identity."
(excerpt from IB MYP: From Principles into Practice, 2014)
The following outlines the application process, the anticipated implementation and launch of the IB Middle Years Program in Harrison: