Overland Trail Middle School is a candidate school* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Overland Trail Middle School believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org
What should you know or be aware of as a member of an IB World School? Click this link and explore the MYP Resources. Check out the "General Regulations: Middle Years Programme" in particular for specific details about requirements of the school, IB, and the community.
Overland Trail Middle School Mission Statement:
Overland Trail Middle School strives to develop lifelong learners who are responsible, open-minded, caring global citizens. We challenge students to develop 21st Century skills by means of high academic standards and opportunities.
La escuela preparatoria Overland Trail se esfuerza para desarrollar aprendices de por vida que sean ciudadanos globales responsables, de mente abierta y comprensivos. Desafiamos a los estudiantes a desarrollar habilidades del siglo 21 por medio de estándares académicos altos y oportunidades.
(Revised and approved by OTMS staff in May 2016.)
International Baccalaureate Mission Statement:
The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. (Taken from here.) A video addressing the Learner Profile (the IB's mission statement in action) can be viewed here.
What is an IB education?
The below information can freely be found on the IB's website in their digital toolkit.
Celebrating 50 Years!!!
In 2018, the International Baccalaureate (IB) celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Pioneering a movement of international education in 1968, the non-profit foundation now offers four high quality and challenging educational programmes to students aged 3-19 years old. Through a unique curriculum with high academic standards, we champion critical thinking and a flexibility for learning by crossing disciplinary, cultural and national boundaries. The IB currently engages with more than 1.4 million students in over 4,775 schools across 153 countries. To find out more, please visit 50years.ibo.org.