Hugh Boyd Secondary School is a International Baccalaureate World school for the Middle Years Programme. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Hugh Boyd Secondary School believes is important for our students.
To see Hugh Boyd’s Middle Years Report Card descriptors please click here.
The staff of Hugh Boyd have worked diligently to incorporate the MYP model of teaching and learning since 2011, when we received this news:
“We are pleased to inform you that the application for candidacy for the Middle Years Programme at Hugh Boyd Secondary School has been accepted. Hugh Boyd Secondary School is recognized as an IB candidate school for the Middle Years Programme as of 1 September, 2011.”
Boyd teachers are excited about the implementation of the IB Middle Years Programme in our junior classes. As an IB candidate school, we strive to have our students develop the qualities of the IB Learner Profile, identified as: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, and Reflective. Students’ focus on these qualities introduced through activities at Grade 8 Camp in September, and have continued to do so in their classes.
The staff have started incorporating the fundamental concept of international-mindedness in our school through school-wide activities. As well, students will start the Community and Service component of the programme. We are a “Me to We” school and the students’ organize two food drives a year to support the local community, and participated in a Vow of Silence to raise funds for health care in Kenya.
Teachers meet during collaboration time, team time, and professional development days to align curriculum and plan cross-curricular units to meet the requirements of the BC curriculum, to teach to the expectations of IB MYP, and to enrich our students’ understanding of their world.
The aim of the MYP program at Hugh Boyd Secondary is to develop internationally minded people who recognize their common humanity, their shared guardianship of the planet, and their responsibility to help to create a better and more peaceful world. Click on the following link to see the IB Learner Profile.
Hugh Boyd Secondary is a IB Middle Years Programme school. IB World Schools share a common philosophy and commitment to high-quality, challenging, international edu-cation that we believe is important for our students.
* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB, please click the following link to see the Middle Years Program general regulations.
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