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The IB Middle Years Programme, for students aged 11 to 16, 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.

Programme information & authorization

Schools wishing to offer the Middle Years Programme must be authorized by the IB.

These pages will provide a general overview of the process. You can download a copy of this chart.

CONSIDERATION PHASE

Required activities
  • Read Guide to school authorization
  • Submit School information form online
  • Investigate IB philosophy
  • Purchase starter pack from the IB store
  • Analyze programme requirements
  • Identify necessary resources for programme implementation ·Ensure participation of Head of school or designee in an MYP Category 1 workshop. Schools are encouraged also to send teachers and coordinator designate to MYP Category 1 workshops to ensure they can make an informed decision regarding programme implementation
  • Designate IB coordinator
  • Start to gain the support of the school community
  • Decide on whether to implement the programme
IBAEM Deadlines

Allow  enough time  to submit School information form  before application for candidacy

Fees

No fees

REQUEST FOR CANDIDACY

Required activities

Please note the application for candidacy is an online form submitted together with the supporting documents via a password protected platform. The regional office will give the school access to this platform once the school has paid the application fee below.

IBAEM Deadlines

1st  April
1st  October: late application

Fees

March/September

CANDIDATE PHASE: CONSULTATION PROCESS AND REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION

Required activities
  • Understand requirements for authorization as described in the Guide to school authorization
  • Set up staff accounts on the Online Curriculum Centre (OCC)
  • Work with IB-appointed consultant for a 2-day visit during candidate phase and 20 remote hours per candidate year.
  • Ensure participation of at least one teacher per subject group and the MYP coordinator in IB Category 1 workshops in their subject areas/ responsibilities and organize an on-site general MYP workshop for all MYP staff through the IB. Schools are advised to meet requirements early in the candidate phase to ensure understanding of the programme.
  • Develop supporting documents related to policies, scheduling, subjects offered and curriculum development for the Application for authorization
  • Organize collaborative planning
  • Update action plan according to the template in the Application for authorization
  • Prepare and submit *Application for authorization using the Guide to school authorization

*Schools may apply for authorization minimum into their 2nd year of candidacy

IBAEM Deadlines
  • 1st April deadline to submit Application for authorization for verification visits from September to December.
  • 1st October to submit Application for authorization for verification visits from January to June.
Fees

Annual  candidate fee paid by 1st September  of every candidate year

CANDIDATE PHASE: VERIFICATION VISIT

Required activities
IBAEM Deadlines
  • 1st April deadline to submit Application for authorization for verification visits from September to December.
  • 1st October to submit Application for authorization for verification visits from January to June.
Fees

Annual candidate fee paid by 1st September

 

Orientation Workshop for Middle Years Programme

See locations and dates > here


Regional Fees

Regional fees 2013-2014
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MYP document downloads

Documents to read: Guide to School Authorization: Middle Years Programme

Would you like to let the IB know you are interested? Complete our School Information Form.


MYP consultation visits

Schools requesting a MYP consultation visit should should complete the consultation request form


Educator Network (IBEN)

Please consult our new Educator Network pages for various new training opportunities.


Contact details

International Baccalaureate
Africa, Europe, Middle East Global Centre
Churchillplein 6
2517 JW Den Haag,
The Netherlands  
Phone:  +31.70.352.6000
Fax: +31.70.352.6003
Email:ibid@ibo.org