Pacific Beach Middle is an International Baccalaureate World School, one of only 809* schools worldwide authorized to deliver the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). One of three prestigious academic IB programs, the MYP is designed to help all students develop a positive attitude toward learning and to participate actively in an ever-changing and increasingly interrelated world.
Eight Core Subject Areas
Language A: English
Language B: Spanish
Five Areas of Interaction
Teachers help students build connections between subject areas by organizing and designing curriculum that focuses on five globally relevant areas of interaction. These ideas are not unique to San Diego, California or even the United States. Everyone, throughout the world learns about themselves and others through five similar areas of interaction. Through these areas students come to understand the international perspective that is gained through the IB MYP. As a requirement of being an IB World School our faculty in all eight subject areas have redesigned the curriculum to exceed the California standards. All lessons have been rewritten to to include a one-of-a-kind curriculum focused on the areas of interaction. Students come ot understand that all knowledge and all humans are connected through the areas of interaction:
health and social education
community and service
approaches to learning
In 2010-2011 PB Middle students contributed over 13,000 hours of volunteer service. At our school students are expected to become involved in addressing local and global issues. We introduce opportunities to serve in the classroom and we know we've done our job when inspired students leave the traditional classroom setting to take action in the and make the real-world a healthier, more peaceful place.
The IB learner profile is at the heart of all IB programs. The profile outlines the aims and values of the IB and embody what it truly means to be internationally-minded.
IB learners strive to be:
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 Students Are IB at PB
Continuum of Education - Continue on to Earn the Prestigious IB Diploma
To learn more visit www.ibo.org.
* as of August, 2010. Visit IB Fast Facts for key information and statistical updates.