The Primary Years Programme (PYP): preparing students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning The PYP is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry.
South Smithfield Elementary School, an IB PYP Candidate World School
The Middle Years Programme (MYP): preparing students to be successful in school and to be active, lifelong learners The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.
Smithfield Middle School, an IB MYP Candidate World School
Smithfield-Selma High School, an IB MYP Candidate World School
The Diploma Programme (DP): preparing students for success in higher education and life in a global society The DP is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.
Smithfield-Selma High School, an Authorized IB DP World School
The IB Career-related Programme (CP): preparing students to follow their chosen pathways in life The CP incorporates the vision and educational principles of the IB into a unique programme specifically developed for students who wish to engage in career-related learning. The CP’s flexible educational framework allows schools to meet the needs, background and contexts of students. Each school creates its own distinct version of the CP.
Smithfield-Selma High School, an IB CP Authorized World School
If you would like to learn more about any of these IB program from the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), click on one of the models above. If you would like to learn more about the program at a particular school, click on the link for each school or contact the IB Coordinator at the school.
South Smithfield Elementary School
IB PYP Coordinator AmandaJackson@johnston.k12.nc.us
Smithfield Middle School
IB MYP Coordinator AllisonBeadle@johnston.k12.nc.us
Smithfield-Selma High School
IB MYP Coordinator RhettSmith@johnston.k12.nc.us
IB CP Coordinator CarlosSousa@johnston.k12.nc.us
IB Diploma Coordinator CynthiaHutchings@johnston.k12.nc.us