Course Overview

The IB Middle Years Program Curriculum (Grades 6-10)

MLC was authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School Middle Years Program (IB-MYP) in 2012. In the program, students are required to study eight subjects: language and literature, language acquisition (a second language), individuals and societies (social studies), arts, mathematics, sciences, design/technology, and physical and health education. 

In the final year of the program (grade 10), students also engage in a personal project, which allows them to demonstrate the understandings and skills they have developed throughout the program. The emphasis is on a conceptual framework for learning and the interrelatedness of the subjects. A focus on global and community engagement is central to the Middle Years Program, as is the development of the whole child, through the IB learner proflie and aproaches to learning.

Core Curriculum

The Metropolitan Learning Center (MLC) is a magnet school with a global and international studies theme. The theme is integrated throughout the curriculum and features an intensive study of world languages and an extensive use of technology. In addition to languages, integrated topics include world geography; government, politics and current events; global economics and environment; and world cultures and societies.  Students are taught to view their learning through a global, action-oriented lens: how are they developing as global citizens who can make a difference in their worlds?

Core Curriculum Map: High School

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

     (MYP Year 4) GRADE 9

     (MYP Year 5) GRADE 10

(DP Year 1) GRADE 11

(DP Year 2) GRADE 12

Language and Literature

(English)

American Literature

Strategic Reading I

The Power of Voice

Strategic Reading II

DP Language and Literature I

DP Literature II


DP Language and Literature II
DP Literature II

Individuals &Societies
(Social Studies)

US History (H)(Reconstruction – present)

Comparative Government

  & Politics (H)

Comparative Government & Politics (AP)

DP World History I

DP Business Management I

DP Global Politics I

Accounting

DP World History I

DP Business Management I

DP Global Politics I

Accounting

Mathematics

Algebra I

Geometry (H)

Geometry

Algebra II (H)

DP Mathematics I

DP Mathematical Studies I

DP Mathematics II

DP Mathematical Studies II

Sciences

Biology

 Physical Science

Physics

DP Biology I

DP Chemistry I
DP Environmental Systems and
Societies I

DP Biology I

DP Chemistry I

DP Environmental Systems and
Societies I

Language Acquisition

Spanish I

Spanish II, II (H)

Chinese I

Chinese II, II (H)

Spanish  II, II (H)

Spanish  III, III (H)

Chinese I, II, II (H)

Chinese III, III (H)

Spanish II, II (H)

Spanish III, III (H)

DP Spanish I

Chinese II, II (H)

Chinese III, III (H)

DP Chinese I

Spanish III, III (H)

DP Spanish II

Chinese III, III (H)

DP Chinese II

Design

Design 9

Design 10

Exploring Computer Science

Digital Illustration & Design

Yearbook


Digital Illustration & Design

Yearbook

The Arts


General Music 9

Visual Arts 9
HS Chorus
HS Band


General Music 10

Visual Arts 10
HS Chorus
HS Band

DP Visual Art I
DP Music I
HS Chorus
HS Band

DP Visual Art II
DP Music II
HS Chorus

HS Band

PE/Health

Physical Education

Health

Physical & Health Education

Teen Leadership

DP Sport, Exercise, and Health Science I

Leadership in Sports

 DP Sport, Exercise, and Health Science II

Leadership in Sports

Unique Program Offerings

 Exchange Student Program

Exchange Student Program

MYP Personal Project

DP Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS)

DP Extended Essay

DP Theory of Knowledge

College/Career Planning

DP Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS)

DP Extended Essay

DP Theory of Knowledge

College/Career Planning

Capstone Project