International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program
IB Mission Statement
“The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the IBO works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”
All 5th grade students in Henrico County Public Schools have the opportunity to apply to the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP). Accepted Short Pump students are zoned to attend Moody Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year.
The IBMYP program considers the following when determining acceptance into the program:
– MAPs (NWEA) recent test scores in math and reading
– Non-weighted GPA from 4th or 5th
– Two teacher recommendations from 4th or 5th (remain confidential)
– Writing sample
Applications will be given to interested students starting on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018. Applications should be returned to Ms. Walker by Monday, November 16th, 2018. Students with completed applications will be administered a timed writing prompt at Short Pump Elementary on Friday, November 30th.
Not sure if IBMYP is for you?
Parents and students are invited to attend the Open House at Moody on Tuesday, October 16th! If your child applies for the I.B. program at Moody Middle School they should STILL proceed as if they are going to Pocahontas Middle School. Once a student finds out that he/she has been accepted (EARLY February), then the necessary changes will be made, as there is a different procedure for I.B. scheduling/course selections.
Important Dates to Remember:
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – Applications are available. Interested students can receive one from Ms. Walker.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – Open House at Moody Middle School for interested parents and students.
Monday, November 19, 2018 – Applications due!
Friday, November 30, 2018 – Writing Prompt will be given at Short Pump Elementary.
Feel free to contact me or Ms. Walker with any questions or concerns you have about the program! I will reiterate the high points at Back to School Night on Thursday evening. See you then! 🙂