Overland Trail Middle School is an authorized International Baccalaureate--Middle Years Programme -- 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. OTMS is the only IB - MYP World School in 27J.
For further information about 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 is an inclusive International Baccalaureate school that embodies the Learner Profile Attributes, achieves high academic standards, and develops active members of the local and global community.
Overland Trail Middle School es una escuela inclusiva de Bachillerato Internacional que representa los "atributos del perfil del estudiante", alcanza altos estándares académicos y desarrolla miembros activos de la comunidad local y global.
(Revised and approved by OTMS staff in September 2023.)
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.