International Baccalaureate
IB Middle Years Program
​CMS Schools offering the Middle Years Program:
  • Albemarle Road Middle 
  • J.M. Alexander Middle 
  • East Mecklenburg High 
  • Harding University High 
  • Myers Park High 
  • North Mecklenburg High 
  • Piedmont IB Middle 
  • Randolph Middle 
  • Ranson Middle 
  • West Charlotte High (candidate)​​
The IB Middle Years Program (MYP) spans grades 6 through 10, split between middle schools and high schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.  Students are required to study eight subject areas over the five years of the MYP:  Language & Literature; Language Acquisition (a second language); Individuals & Societies (social studies); Sciences; Mathematics; Arts; Physical & Health Education; and Design.  Within these subject areas, schools focus on meeting state and local curriculum requirements while incorporating global contexts and key concepts which span multiple subjects.  


According to the Learner Profile, an IB learner is knowledgeable, a thinker, a communicator, reflective, a risk-taker, principled, open-minded, caring, an inquirer, and balanced.


The diagram below indicates the relationships between various aspects of the MYP:


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In addition to meeting curriculum requirements, MYP students must complete service hours, a Community Project in grade 8, and a Personal Project in grade 10.​

Typical course offerings for CMS middle school Middle Years Programs:

​Grade 6

​Grade 7

​Grade 8

​IBMYP English Language Arts 6 (standard or honors)

​IBMYP English Language Arts 7 (standard or honors)

​IBMYP English Language Arts 8 (standard or honors)

​World Language (language offerings vary by school)

​​World Language (language offerings vary by school)

​​World Language (language offerings vary by school)

​IBMYP Social Studies 6 (standard or honors)

​​IBMYP Social Studies 7 (standard or honors)

​​IBMYP Social Studies 8 (standard or honors)

​IBMYP Integrated Science 6 (standard or honors)

​​IBMYP Integrated Science 7 (standard or honors)

​​IBMYP Integrated Science 8 (standard or honors)

​IBMYP Math 6 (standard or honors)

​IBMYP Math 7 (standard or honors)

​IBMYP Math 8 (standard or honors) or HS Math I

​Health & Physical Education

​Health & Physical Education

​Health & Physical Education

​Arts (offerings vary by school)

​Arts (offerings vary by school)

​Arts (offerings vary by school)

​Career & Technical Education (offerings vary by school)

​Career & Technical Education (offerings vary by school)

​Career & Technical Education (offerings vary by school)


Typical course offerings for CMS high school Middle Years Programs:

(Please note that student schedules must meet NC graduation requirements in addition to satisfying IBMYP requirements.)

Grade 9

​Grade 10

​IBMYP English I Honors

​IBMYP English II Honors

​World Language level I and/or II (language offerings vary by school)

​World Language level II and/or III* (language offerings vary by school)

​IBMYP World HIstory Honors

​IBMYP American History:  Founding Principles, Civics & Economics Honors

​IBMYP Earth/Environmental Science Honors and/or IBMYP Biology I Honors***

​IBMYP Chemistry I Honors and/or IBMYP Physics I Honors***

​Math I and/or IBMYP Math II

​IBMYP Math II and/or IBMYP Math III**

​Health & Physical Education


​Optional:  Visual or Performing Arts (offerings vary by school)

Optional:  Visual or Performing Arts (offerings vary by school)

Optional:  Design (offerings vary by school)

​​Optional:  Design (offerings vary by school)

*To enter the IB Diploma Program, students must complete levels I, II, and III of the same world language by the end of grade 10.

**To enter the IB Diploma Program, students must complete Math I, Math II, and Math III by the end of grade 10.

***NC graduation requirements require students to pass earth/environmental science, biology, and a physical science (chemistry OR physics).

For more information about the IB MYP, please visit http://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/

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