Primary Years Program (authorized 2007) at Sawyer Road Elementary
For students aged 5 to 12, focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.
Middle Years Program (authorized 2008) at Marietta Sixth Grade Academy, Marietta Middle School and Marietta High School
For students aged 11 to 16, MYP provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers.
IB Middle Years Program - 6th Grade at Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
IB Middle Years Program - 7th and 8th Grades at Marietta Middle School
IB Middle Years Program - 9th and 10th Grades at Marietta High School
IB Middle Years Program Curriculum and FAQ
Diploma Program (authorized 1995) at Marietta High School
For students aged 16 to19, is an academically challenging and balanced Program of education with final examinations that prepares students for success at university and in life beyond. The IB Diploma Program original purpose was to facilitate the international mobility of students, by providing schools with a curriculum and qualification recognized by universities around the world.
Marietta City Schools (MCS) is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School district.
Marietta High School has been an IB World School since July 1995. It offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, a challenging two-year curriculum that leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.
On December 14, 2007, Sawyer Road Elementary became one of 13 IB World Schools in Georgia authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) designed for students aged 5 to 12. The PYP is one of three programs offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
On April 23, 2008, the school district became the first IB World School district in Georgia authorized to offer the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) for grades 6-10. With the addition of the IB Middle Years Program to the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) offered at Sawyer Road Elementary and the long-standing IB Diploma Program (DP) at Marietta High School, MCS is one of only a few school systems nationwide able to provide the full IB (K-12) continuum.
Implementation of the IB MYP in ninth grade began during the 2008-09 school year and tenth grade begins in 2009-2010. The 2008-2009 seventh-grade class will be the first group of MCS students to achieve the MYP Certificate level at the end of the tenth grade.
All three Programs:
- have a strong international dimension
- draw on content from educational cultures around the world
- require study across a broad range of subjects
- include both individual subjects and transdisciplinary areas
- give special emphasis to learning languages
- focus on developing the skills of learning
- provide opportunities for individual and collaborative planning and research
- encourage students to become responsible members of their community.
IB Programs include:
- a written curriculum or curriculum framework
- student assessment appropriate to the age range
- professional development and networking opportunities for teachers
- support, authorization and Program evaluation for the school.
Congratulations to Linda Turner and John Waller who were recently selected by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to join the IB Educators Network. Linda will be an examiner (official grader of IB exams) for IB Diploma Programme (DP) English, and John will be reviewing action research articles from IB educators world-wide for publication in the new IB Journal of Teaching Practice.
The IBEN is the group of IB practitioners - examiners, workshop leaders, moderators, consultants, and site visitors - who contribute their professional talent, experience, and time to the ongoing growth and maintenance of IB’s support programs for teachers everywhere. Among Georgia IB high schools, Marietta High School (MHS) has the largest community of volunteers in the IBEN. Other Marietta IBEN teachers include, MHS educators: Lucila Berdugo - DP examiner, Spanish; Thomas Buresi - DP/Middle Years Programme (MYP) examiner & moderator, French; Kelly Herrero - DP examiner – Psychology; Carla Mills - DP examiner, English; Adam Russell - DP examiner – Film; Jennifer Santi – MYP workshop leader & site visitor – Language Arts/English; Sharon Vansickle - DP workshop leader, Extended Essay & Librarianship; Jessica Vaughn – DP examiner – Math Studies; Debbie Woolard – DP consultant & site visitor, Association of IB Schools of Georgia executive board; and Lindsay Bryan, Primary Years Programme (PYP) workshop leader, site visitor (Sawyer Road Elementary).