• What is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Education?

     The IB MYP provides a framework of learning that encourages, creative, critical, and reflective thinking. The IB MYP emphasizes intellectual challenges and taking action in an attempt to understand and solve real-world problems. The IB MYP develops international-mindedness based on communication, intercultural understanding, and global engagement - essential qualities for leadership in a rapidly changing world. At Norterra Canyon, all 6th-8th grade students participate in the IB Middle Years Program.

    International Baccalaureate Mission

    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 school, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to work to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people with their differences can also be right.


    MYP Subject Groups

    • Mathematics
    • Sciences
    • Language & Literature
    • Individuals & Societies
    • Language Acquisition
    • Physical & Health Education
    • Arts
    • Design
    Approaches to Learning (ATL)
    • Communication Skills
    • Social Skills
    • Self Management Skills
    • Research Skills
    • Thinking Skills


    • UOI: Unit of Inquiry
    • ATL: Approach to Learning
    • SOI: Statement of Inquiry
    • BQC: Building Quality Curriculum
    • ATT: Approaches to Teaching
     16 MYP Key Concepts
    • Aesthetics
    • Connections
    • Form
    • Perspective
    • Change
    • Creativity
    • Global Interactions
    • Communities
    • Relationships
    • Culture
    • Communication
    • Identity
    • Time/Place/Space
    • Development
    • Systems 
    •  Logic
     ib myp  10 IB Learner Profile Attributes
    • Inquirers
    • Thinkers
    • Principled
    • Reflective
    • Caring
    • Risk-Takers/Courageous
    • Open-Minded
    • Communicators
    • Balanced
    • Knowledgeable
     IB Action Cycle  MYP Global Contexts
    • Identities & Relationships: Who am I? Who are we?
    • Orientation in Space: What is the meaning of “when” and “where?”
    • Personal Expression: What is the nature & purpose of creative expression?
    • Scientific & Technologic Innovation: How do we understand the worlds in which we live in? 
    • Globalization & Sustainability: How is everything and everybody connected?
    • Fairness & Development: What are the consequences of humanity? 
     Statement of Inquiry
    • Combine the Key Concept, Related Concept, and Global Context in a statement. 
    • Student’s purpose/why? 
    • Broad & not subject specific.
    • Summative assessment should relate back to the SOI. 


    Ten Traits
    The IB learner profile is at the heart of all IB programs. The profile outlines the aims and values of the IB learner and embodies what it truly means to be internationally-minded.

    IB learners strive to be:

    • thinkers
    • principled
    • caring
    • inquirers
    • risk-takers
    • communicators
    • reflective
    • open-minded
    • knowledgeable
    • balanced

    Five Reasons IB is For You!
    High-Quality: Rigorous Assessment and Authorization
    Internationally-minded: Globally Relevant for 21st Century
    Positive Attitudes Toward Learning
    Access: All 6-8th Grade Students Are IB at Norterra Canyon
    Continuum of Education: Continue on to Earn the Prestigious IB Diploma

    To learn more visit www.ibo.org.


    International Baccalaureate (IB) World School Middle Years Programme (MYP) General Regulations

    IB MYP General Regulations for Students and Families