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  • Ms. Jade Sharp, Principal

    International Baccalaureate Academy

    Grades 6-12

    School Website: yonkerspublicschools.org/ymhs

    Instagram: ymhsyonkersny

    Twitter: @ymhsyonkersny

    150 Rockland Avenue • Yonkers, NY 10705 • (914) 376-8191

    Global Tech for Middle School 

    International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) (Academic Admission Requirements)

    SCHOOL THEME

    Smaller Learning Communities

    Grades 7-12

    Unique learning environment housing students in grades seven through twelve

    The acclaimed International Baccalaureate Programme is the cornerstone of the school’s rigorous curriculum

    School uniforms are required of all students

    Students who elect to be a part of this academic environment must possess a strong sense of motivation, and students and their parents must affirm their commitment to the high standards of a program of this kind

    Continuation in the program from middle school to high school requires middle school students to maintain high academic performance to meet the rigorous high school Academic Admission Requirements

    International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

    Traditional school subjects are taught with a focus on global citizenship, inquiry learning and thematic interdisciplinary units

    Students are encouraged to develop intercultural awareness that includes a study of their own traditions and history

    All students take a foreign language to promote effective global communication

    Students’ intellectual and social development is combined with a strong skills program around five common themes that are embedded across academic subjects referred to as the Areas of Interaction: Approaches to Learning; Community and Service; Health and Social Education; Environment; and Human Ingenuity

    Students are guided as they strive to develop the characteristics of International Baccalaureate Learners: inquirers; knowledgeable; thinkers; communicators; principled; open-minded; caring; risk-takers; balanced; and reflective

    Mathematics and science are accelerated, whenever possible, in preparation for higher level coursework in the high school program

    Expanding Our Global Community

    Grades 9-12

    The International Baccalaureate Programme is the cornerstone of the school’s college preparatory curriculum and is designed to prepare students for post-graduation entrance to universities in the United States and around the world

    Students who are accepted to be part of this rich academic environment should possess a strong sense of motivation and dedication. Both parents and students need to maintain a commitment to fulfilling the high standards of this program

    International Baccalaureate Programme (IB): Honors IB and Diploma (Academic Admission Requirements)

    Students must have demonstrated high academic performance as part of the entrance requirements. Entrance is based on report card grades, standardized test scores and the selection of Yonkers High School during the application process

    Students and parents must sign the school’s Placement Agreement indicating that they will adhere to the school uniform policy and Code of Conduct, as well as maintain their academic standing

    MYP/Honors IB courses are offered in grades nine and ten, a required personal project is completed in grade ten

    Coursework is focused on philosophy and the integration of knowledge as it influences our world

    Students are guided as they strive to develop the characteristics of IB Learners: inquirers; knowledgeable; thinkers; communicators; principled; open-minded; caring; risk-takers; balanced; and reflective.

    Students take New York State Regents examinations as well as IB examinations and are required to take a Foreign Language and a visual art or music course

    Students graduating with both an IB Diploma as well as a Yonkers High School diploma must fulfill the following requirements:

    – Complete and pass courses and examinations in six prescribed areas

    – Complete a two-year interdisciplinary seminar; Theory of Knowledge, intended to relate learning from concepts, historical events, current events, and issues of importance in all disciplines

    – Compose a 4,000 word research Extended Essay

    – Complete the requirements for Creativity, Action, Service, independently fulfilling 150 hours of extracurricular and/or service activities

    Although IB courses can only be taken by juniors and seniors, all juniors and seniors are encouraged to take at least two IB courses before they graduate. An official IB certificate will be awarded for each course successfully completed

    Graduates can receive college credits and be placed into college honors classes by attaining high scores on their IB examinations

    Transitional Bilingual Education Classes Grades 9-12

    Bilingual Program offers instruction to Spanish speaking students in two languages in all academic areas. English as a New Language is taught according to the student’s level of English proficiency.