Sophomores presented their IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Personal Project to students, teachers, administrators and family. Students mastered communication, thinking, research, self-management, and social skills--essential skills for the 21st-century learner and leader--in creating authentic projects that reflect their interests and abilities.
The IB MYP Personal Project provides an opportunity for students to undertake an independent and age-appropriate exploration into an area of personal interest. Through the process of inquiry, action and reflection, students are encouraged to demonstrate and strengthen their approaches to learning (ATL) skills. Because this unique experience provides significant leadership development, the MYP Personal Project is the Jean Frazier Leadership Institute (JFLI) focus for sophomore year. Projects can be based on nearly anything that interests the student.