Ambassador International Academy is a Candidate School* for the Middle Years Programme (MYP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Ambassador International Academy believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org
Once they graduate from the PYP, students at Ambassador International Academy embark on their journey through the middle years with the Middle Years Programme of the IB. The approach remains inquiry-based and student-led. The MYP has been designed as a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework that provides academic challenge and develops the life skills of students from the ages of 11 to 16. The MYP focuses on the student’s intellectual and social development along with teaching an understanding of the student’s own history and global awareness in each subject area. It encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life.
The MYP is a five-year programme, which can be implemented in several abbreviated (two, three or four year) formats. At Ambassador International Academy students have a choice and may take the MYP as Year 1 – 3 or as Year 1 – 5, depending on whether they opt for MYP in Grades 6 – 10 or MYP in Grades 6 – 8 and IGCSEs in Grades 9 and 10.
In an MYP classroom, students are at the centre of learning. They make connections between all subject areas and learning is explicitly linked to the world around them. Participation in a foreign language is required. A variety of formal and informal assessments are used to inform teaching and learning. MYP learning experiences include global points of view wherever possible in order to promote understanding of other cultures, an awareness of the human condition and an understanding that there is a commonality of human experience.