Midvale Middle School is rolling toward successfully becoming a school that is approved to offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, which is an internationally recognized program for children aged 11 to 16.
The curriculum of the Middle Years Programme is designed to spark interest in all academic subjects. Students are shown that all things are connected; that there are, indeed, links between what they learn in the classroom and in the real world.
Officials say the program, which would start in the fall as a pilot and serve as a magnet program, will dovetail nicely with the established IB program at Hillcrest, where most students from Midvale Middle enroll for their high school classes.
Come fall, Midvale will become home to the first IB Middle Years Programme in Salt Lake County and just the fourth in the state.
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