INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM
IB at LCCHS
LaSalle has a proud
programs, first as
one of the first
Québec schools to be
part of the ISA
Association) and now
as a recently
authorized school of
A framework of academic challenge and life skills appropriate to this stage of adolescence.
The MYP insists on a thorough study of various disciplines. The accent is on their interrelatedness. Teachers use criteria established by the IB to assess all student work. The organization does not set or mark examinations. The IB validates the school’s assessment standards by providing external moderation.
The MYP five-year curriculum naturally follows the PYP and serves as an excellent preparation for the DP.
The Middle Years Program (MYP) provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills for students aged 11-16 years. The five-year Program offers an educational approach that embraces yet transcends traditional school subjects. It naturally follows the Primary Years Program (PYP) and serves as excellent preparation for the Diploma Program (DP).
Schools may subscribe to any or all of the Programs, although none is a prerequisite for another. The framework is flexible enough to allow a school to include other subjects not determined by the IB but which might be required by local authorities. After consultation with the IB, and provided certain conditions are met, schools enjoy much flexibility in terms of the language of instruction and languages taught. The MYP, like the DP and PYP, is based on the premise that education can foster understanding among young people around the world. Intercultural awareness is central to the Program, to enable future generations to live more peacefully and productively than we do today.
Students at this stage - early puberty to mid-adolescence - are in a particularly critical phase of personal and intellectual development. This is a time of uncertainty, sensitivity, resistance and questioning. An educational Program needs to provide them with discipline, skills and challenging standards, but also with creativity and flexibility. The IB builds its Program around these considerations but it is also concerned that students develop a personal value system by which to guide their own lives, as thoughtful members of local communities and the larger world.
Community Service Hours
|Level 1 students:||5 hours (in or out of school)|
|Level 2 students:||5 hours (in or out of school)|
|Level 3 students:||10 hours (in or out of school)|
|Level 4 students:||15 hours (out of school)|
|Level 5 students:||15 hours (out of school)|
Students should also be reminded of the following:
Mr. Francom is the individual responsible for the handing out, collecting, and tracking of all community service hours. Social Sciences office.
Ms. Intrevado is the individual responsible for providing students and/or teachers with community resources (places where students can fulfill their community services). C-137
The Personal Project
It is based on a topic chosen in consultation with teachers. It may take the form of:
an artistic production;
other form of expression.
Portfolio of Achievement
The assessment process is recorded in the portfolio of achievement:
documents from the IB;
papers and certificates from the school that reflect the local program;
self-evaluation by the student.
The portfolio may also contain academic results and information about:
the personal project;
achievements in subjects not part of the MYP.
The Middle Years Program Certificate
Schools often opt
for a certificate, accompanied by a record of achievement. MYP certificates are
formal documents limited to schools that elect to have their own assessment of
their students validated by the IB.
INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO LASALLE COMMUNITY’S MIDDLE YEARS
Develop a strong work ethic.
Maintain a 70% average.
Pass all courses.
Personal Project in the last year.
Community and Service.
In levels 4 & 5, students must enroll in CST (Cultural, Social and Technical), TS (Technical and Scientific) or S (Science) Math.
In level 4, students must enroll in the Enriched Science course in order to be eligible to take Physics or Chemistry in level 5.
In level 5, students must enroll in Physics, Chemistry or Biology.
$35 for entrance exam
$200 registration fee for the first year
$75 IB fee above and beyond the regular school fee for the subsequent years.
Be aware of the philosophy of the program.
Have a general understanding of the Areas of Interaction.
Have a general understanding of the Assessment Criteria.
Having an understanding of the above will facilitate discussion between parents, students and teachers. It also helps keep parents more directly involved in education process and better equipped to ask the kind of question that will lead to their child’s success.
At the end...
… MYP students are prepared emotionally and
intellectually for the demands made on older students.
Please feel free to get more information by visiting the IB site at www.ibo.org