Information Regarding IB Program
IB stands for International Baccalaureate, a philosophy of teaching. The IBO has programs on three levels: (1) Diploma (for high school), (2) Middle Years (MYP) and (3) Primary Years (PYP).
Massey Ranch was authorized as an IB World school in December 2010. We are teaching the Primary Years Programme, which is a philosophy of teaching, not a specific program or curriculum. The PYP provides a framework based on best teaching practices for elementary school instruction. Every child on the campus will be a part of PYP as the students are taught to understand the inquiry process. PYP is designed using the “whole school approach.”
Through the inquiry process, teachers will plan units of instruction based on six organizing themes across the academic disciplines. The units are based on our curriculum and TEKS, and they take into consideration the development of skills, knowledge and attitudes, and key concepts. The Massey Ranch staff will receive extensive training in developing planners and using guided inquiry methods.
For additional information about the International Baccalaureate Organization visit the IBO web site at www.ibo.org.
International Baccalaureate Mission Statement:
The International Baccalaureate 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 organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Massey Ranch Vision Statement:
Massey Ranch elementary shall be an internationally minded environment where students, teachers, staff, parents and community collaboratively develop respectful, productive, lifelong learners.
Massey Ranch Mission Statement:
Massey Ranch Elementary shall provide a diverse learning community that ensures a safe, supportive, challenging environment to promote academic, social and personal growth.
Massey Ranch Elementary Campus Goals:
Massey Ranch Elementary will strive for continued academic success where students are inspired to take action based on their newly acquired knowledge.
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