The IB Curriculum at the Academy
Academy students interact with a rigorous curriculum, which provides an opportunity for in-depth learning. The IB curriculum includes eight different content areas that students are required to study each year they are in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). These content areas include Mathematics, Language and Literature (English), Sciences, Individuals and Societies (Humanities), Language Acquisition (either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese), the Arts, Physical and Health Education, and Design (Technology).
Students at the Academy achieve higher levels of learning through the principles of inquiry, hands-on learning, and international-mindedness. Classroom instruction is made relevant to students as teachers utilize questions that help students make connections to various content areas. Differentiated instruction with explicit real-world applications and the development of critical thinking skills are also emphasized.
Below is the MYP model displayed as a visual. The eight subject areas are linked together by global contexts with the IB Learner Profile at the center of the model. These help students make connections across the eight disciplines, while the Learner Profile guides students in their daily interactions.