Admin

Magnet

Stemmers Run International Studies Middle School is currently an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP) Candidate School.  Over the next two years, we will continue the process of infusing the internationally renowned IB curriculum with the Baltimore County Public School Curriculum.  Through the IB MYP, the foundation of our international studies magnet, our goal is to infuse global perspectives and an inquiry based instructional approach with the BCPS curriculum in order to promote international and multicultural respect and understanding.  Students leaving Stemmers Run will have developed the necessary critical thinking skills to be twenty-first century learners.

The IB MYP offers a teaching methodology that connects school subjects to the world outside school. Students are provided with opportunities to become effective communicators not only in their own language, but also in a second language. Here, at Stemmers Run, students will have the option of studying Spanish or French.  The IB MYP challenges students to consider their role in local and global communities.  By the end of the 8th grade, students will have completed a Community Project which is a service learning project they develop from the ground up.

International Baccalaureate (IB) is one of the fastest growing and most prestigious educational frameworks in the United States and is taught worldwide. This highly esteemed approach to learning, which began in 1968, is recognized for its rigor, high quality and global emphasis. An IB education requires students to learn on a deeper level, make connections to the world around them and ask questions. Students gain the skills, knowledge, concepts and attitudes to become critical and creative thinkers. IB students learn a second language, participate in community service and appreciate cultures around the world from an early age. IB courses differ from the traditional because the program takes a much broader view of curriculum. For example, through the study of literature, IB students learn history, geography, art, music and culture.  For more information on the MYP, click here.

 

How do I apply to the IB MYP at Stemmers Run?

The International Studies magnet program is open to all students in Baltimore County. Click here to access application.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Vincent Piscopo, program coordinator, at vpiscopo@bcps.org.

Taken from: www.ibo.org