The Chavez Middle Years Program (MYP) is the only programme offered in San Bernardino City Unified School District that seamlessly aligns curriculum and global philosophies for high achieving students. Students begin the MYP in the 6th grade and continue throughout their academic career ending in 10th grade. Chavez MYP students may continue in the program at either Arroyo Valley High School or Cajon High School.
Chavez Curriculum Focus
Chavez MYP seeks to give students an international perspective to help them become informed about the experiences of people and cultures throughout the world. Our teachers are committed to adapting and structuring their curriculum to prepare students for admission into highly competitive, ever-changing and evolving professions and universities. Our goal is to develop students who have a sense of civic duty through community partnerships and service.
Chavez Middle School MYP Required Classes
Community Service Program Requirements
- 6th grade 10 hours
- 7th grade 20 hours
- 8th grade 30 hours
The goal of our community service program is to have our students make an impact in the community and gain a global perspective. Students can complete community service hours on campus and are encouraged to complete hours off campus when possible. Students who complete the required hours by April 10th will receive a community service medal for their selfless service.
Approaches to Learning (ATL Skills):
Includes skills and behaviors that help students be successful. This area is ungraded, but important to communicate progress in the class.
Students learn best when their learning experiences have context and are connected to their lives and their experience of the world that they have experienced. Using global contexts, MYP students develop an understanding of their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet through developmentally appropriate explorations of:
- identities and relationships
- personal and cultural identity
- orientations in space and time
- scientific and technical innovation
- fairness and development
- globalization and sustainability.
Part of the IB philosophy is to provide the skills necessary to be successful in College and Career, as well as a global citizen. Each subject taught in MYP has four criterion that must be assessed twice throughout the year using MYP Rubrics designed for each criterion in each subject. The grade for the assessment goes into the teacher’s gradebook in Aeries and is a percentage of the overall grade. The raw score on the rubric goes into a separate gradebook, called the IB gradebook, but is not connected to a grade. The purpose of the IB gradebook is to keep track of student progress on the rubrics and provide parent information on the progress of the student in each class.