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The Middle Years Programme (MYP)
IB MYP is offered in partnership with Burnett Middle School and includes grades 6-10. SJHS completes the program in grades 9 and 10.
The SJHS IB MYP provides the framework of knowledge, understanding, attitudes, and skills necessary for the IB Diploma Program. The Middle Years Programme culminates with the Personal Project, a semester-long investigation into a topic of the students’ choosing.
The Diploma Program (DP)
The IB Diploma Program for students aged 16 to 19, is a balanced and academically challenging program of education with rigorous assessment. The DP prepares students for success in higher education and encourages them to become active participants in an increasingly global society. The program has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.
The Diploma Program prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society as they: develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically, acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, develop the skills and a positive attitude towards learning that will prepare them for higher education, SJHS students study at least two languages and increase understanding of cultures, including their own.
The International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate (IBCC)
The IBCC program is a course of study that is a cross between the IB Diploma program and the Project Lead the Way program. Students, in their junior and senior year, take at least two IB Diploma courses, three Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses (one may be taken in the freshman or sophomore year) and an Approaches to Learning class. The PLTW courses are in various aspects of engineering, which is very applicable for being part of the Bay Area workforce. While preparing for the certificate students will improve their skills in creative and critical thinking, appreciating their own and others’ cultures, organizing and balancing work and life, problem solving, and communicating with peers and members of the community. All of the skills will make them successful in the pursuit of further education and for our 21st century workforce.