What is the IB MYP? The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is for students aged 11-16 (6th through 10th grade). Students at Randolph Middle School can continue the MYP at an IB high school within CMS, or can continue on to a traditional high school curriculum. Students do not need to have completed the IB Primary Years Programme to come to Randolph. Read more about the MYP here.
What unique requirements are asked of students in the IB MYP? Students in the IB MYP have a foreign language requirement (Language Acquisition). Randolph offers Language Acquisition classes in Latin, Spanish, and French, with all students completing at least one foreign language credit toward high school graduation by 8th grade.
In addition, all students at Randolph have yearly community and service requirements, culminating in an 8th grade project in their final year at Randolph. Hours gradually increase over the grade levels. Community and service hours must be completed to continue on to the next grade level.
How would the IB MYP benefit my student? The IB offers a rigorous curriculum with a focus on global perspectives. The IB aims to develop “inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.” Read more about the IB here and the MYP here.
What does it mean to be a “full magnet” school? Randolph Middle School is a full magnet. This means that all students have to apply through the CMS magnet lottery process and be granted a spot to attend Randolph. Over 50 elementary schools feed into Randolph in a typical school year, leading to great diversity.
How does my child apply to Randolph? Please see the CMS website for magnet information by clicking here.