4Fundamental Concepts of MYP HolisticCommunicationIntercultural-awareness
5Areas of Interaction Human Ingenuity Health & Social Education Community & ServiceEnvironmentsApproaches to Learning
6What does IB at JMA look like this year? IB scholars enrolled in the IB MYP through the CMS Magnet Lottery take the following core classes: IB Language Arts, IB Science, IB Social Studies, and IB Math.All IB magnet scholars are required to take a foreign language, a technology class, an arts class (music, visual arts, or dance) and health & PE. IB MYP objectives are incorporated into all electives.IB scholars must also complete community service each year to remain in the program (6th graders complete 20 hours, 7th graders 25, and 8th graders 30).The philosophy of International Baccalaureate -- which emphasizes inquiry, life-long learning, international-mindedness, caring, and development of the whole child -- is infused into all parts of school life.
7“The philosophy of International Baccalaureate -- which emphasizes inquiry, life-long learning, international-mindedness, caring, and development of the whole child -- is infused into all parts of school life.”
8Areas of InteractionCommunity ServiceInternational focusIntegrating MYP assessment into all elective classesRevised mission and vision and developed JMA scholar profile and
9J.M. Alexander Middle School’s vision and mission statements have been revised to align with the vision and mission of the International Baccalaureate.
10JMA Vision StatementJ.M. Alexander Middle School’s vision is to provide all students with a rigorous, relevant, world-class education that empowers them to reach their maximum potential in school and beyond.
11JMA Mission StatementJ.M. Alexander Middle School’s mission is to provide an engaging, challenging learning environment in which are students are encouraged and empowered to become life-long learners who take responsibility for their educations, set high expectations for themselves, model compassion and leadership for their peers, who are increasingly aware of their responsibilities as global citizens, and who exhibit the qualities of a JMA Scholar.
12J.M. Alexander’s faculty has also developed a JMA Scholar Profile that aligns with the IB Learner Profile.
13JMA Scholar Profile JMA Scholars are… Life-long learners who love learning and knowledgeCurious & inquisitiveSelf-disciplined, hard-working, and responsibleRisk-takers open to challengesWell-rounded & balancedResourcefulFocused on their educationEmpathetic and compassionateGlobally and inter-culturally awareCreators, collaborators, and organizers
14IB Scholars Required to complete community service Required to take foreign language, technology, and an arts classEnrolled in IB Core classes that integrate IB objectives with the North Carolina course of study
15Traditional Scholars Encouraged to complete community service Offered a full-range of electives, but not required to take foreign language, technology, or an arts classEnrolled in traditional core classes that teach the North Carolina standard course of study
16Community Service for all Scholars Every scholar who participates in service recognized by celebrations and incentivesOpportunities in and out of schoolFall service hours due 1st week of NovemberVisit JMA Website for more info and to get copy of the Fall log
17Supporting your scholar Time managementUse agendaStudy habitsHomework habitsOrganizationUse parent assistKeep in touch with teachers
18Questions?Contact Mary Kendrick, IB Coordinator at