Authorized IB World School
The Cedar Park Community is dedicated to
developing knowledgeable, compassionate, inquiring young people who strive to
achieve intercultural respect and understanding in an academically rigorous
environment. Adolescents ages 11-14 face
a particularly critical phase of personal and intellectual development. These students require a learning environment
that helps them participate actively and responsibly in a changing and
increasingly interrelated world. Learning how to learn and how to evaluate
information critically is as important as learning facts. We believe the IB
framework of the Middle Years Program helps us to fulfill our mission.
The Middle Years Program
aims to support the development of students who understand how their learning
connects to the larger world. The MYP is developed through the fundamental
concepts of holistic learning, intercultural awareness, and communication.
The MYP provides a rigorous,
balanced curriculum that includes Mathematics, Language A, Humanities ,
Science, Arts, Physical Education, Design Cycle Technology, and Language B.
Community and Service
Giving importance to the
sense of community throughout the MYP encourages responsible citizenship as it
seeks to deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
Students should be encouraged to make connections between their intellectual
and social development and the benefits that they can bring to the community,
as well as the benefits the community can bring to them. Service learning is a requirment at Cedar
Park. Students are encouraged to engage
in service both inside and outside of school.
Sixth graders should document a minimum of eight hours, seventh grades
nine, and eighth graders ten.
Areas of Interaction
The five Areas of
Interaction give MYP its distinctive core. They are taught throughout the MYP
through individual subjects but also through interdisciplinary teaching,
projects, and special programs. The Areas of Interaction are not separate
academic subjects. They are common themes designed to help students think more
deeply about curriculum and see relationships between individual subjects and
IB Mission Statement
Baccalaureate 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 organization
works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop
challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programs encourage
students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners
who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
MYP Coordinator: Lisa Senter