IB Middle Years International Baccalaureate Program
The IB Program is an internationally standardized accelerated honors course of study for highly motivated and academically talented students. Higher-level thinking skills, integrated curriculum, thematic units, international-mindedness, and intercultural awareness combine to provide a well-rounded education. This unique magnet program challenges students to become self-directed learners and responsible world citizens.
What makes this program unique?
- Unlike other magnet or choice options, the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a rigorous academic program focusing on ALL SUBJECT AREAS rather than one area of interest or ability.
- The entrance requirements are the most stringent in Broward County.
- Students participate in 8 required subjects.
- There is a strong emphasis on advanced course work and becoming fluent in another language.
- At the core of the program is the IB Learner Profile which represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools, students, staff, and stakeholders.
- Approaches to Learning (Skills that teach students how to learn).
- Teachers must be trained by the International Baccalaureate Organization.
What are the advantages of this program?
- All Advanced Courses
- Opportunity to earn up to 6 High School Credits
- Development of the Whole Child
- Growth of Character and Abilities
- Service Learning
- Motivated Peers
- Global Concepts
- Students are held to International Standards
- Well-rounded preparation for the High School IB Diploma Program
In the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP), students develop through creating, performing, and presenting arts in ways that engage and convey feelings, experiences, and ideas.
It is through this practice that students acquire new skills and master those skills developed in prior learning.
Students have opportunities to function as artists, as well as learners of the arts.
What is the significance of arts in the MYP?
Arts stimulate young imaginations, challenge perceptions, and develop creative and analytical skills.
Involvement in the arts encourages students to understand the arts in context and the cultural histories of artworks, supporting the development of an inquiring and empathetic world view.
Arts challenge and enrich personal identity and build awareness of the aesthetic in a real-world context.
Huang Can from Fuzhou of Southeast China was selected to be a TCLP teacher to teach Chinese in Plantation Middle School. She taught Chinese language and culture so that the students can open their minds and develop global citizenship. Learn more about our Mandarin Chinese course.
Plantation Middle Boundary Students
If Plantation Middle School is your home boundary school, you are entitled to attend our school. Parents must come to the school to register your student except for fifth-grade students coming from our full feeder schools (Peters Elementary, Mirror Lake Elementary) who are automatically registered.
Students with a Level 4.0 or higher on the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics or a nationally recognized norm-referenced standardized examination with scores of 90th percentile or above in Total Reading and Total Mathematics and a minimum 3.0 unweighted Grade Point Average (GPA) will automatically be scheduled into the Advanced level.
Transportation will be provided for students whose homes are more than 2 miles walking distance from the school and who reside within our Transportation Zone. Click here to see Plantation Middle IB Transportation Zone Map.
Out of Plantation Middle Boundary Students
If Plantation Middle School is not your home boundary school, please check the School Choice website for dates to apply for Plantation Middle School’s IB Advanced Level program. You may apply using the School Choice Application. Please be sure you meet the following requirements and have the following documentation available to complete your application. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application and denial into the program.
- Level 4.0 or higher on the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) in Both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics or a nationally recognized norm-referenced standardized examination with scores of 90th percentile or above in Total Reading and Total Mathematics
- A minimum 3.0 unweighted Grade Point Average (GPA)
- Latest FSA scores
- Most recent report card grades
Schools have a limited number of Magnet and Reassignment awards they are allowed to accept, so it is best to apply early and accept your award and join the wait-list.
For more information, contact the Demographics and Student Assignments Department at 754-321-2480 and review School Board Policy 5004.1 regarding eligibility requirements for IB Advanced Level Program.
Students meeting eligibility will receive an award letter. Students not meeting all of the eligibility requirements and denied may request a Magnet Panel Review (MPR) by emailing: email@example.com. The MPR is held at the school with appropriate personnel, the parents, and the child along with additional collateral materials in order to look at the whole child. Placement decisions are made the same day.