IB Middle Years Program

Grades 7 - 10

What is the IB MYP?

The International Baccalaureate® Middle Years Program (IB MYP) is an all-inclusive program for Robinson students in grades 7 through 10. We gained official authorization as an IB MYP school in November 2018.  Beginning in 2019-2020, Robinson students can choose to pursue the FCPS MYP Certificate in tenth grade. 

Through the efforts of Robinson’s teachers, the IB MYP stresses inquiry-based learning, the development of skills for learning, a rigorous engagement with academic content, and an understanding of cross-curricular concepts.  In addition, like every IB program, fostering the attributes of the IB Learner Profile stands as the primary goal.

The IB MYP influences how we teach, not what we teach, so Robinson’s teachers will use this model to deliver Fairfax County Public Schools' Program of Studies aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning.  

Read more about the IB approach to the subject areas and the global contexts 

What is the IB MYP Personal Project?

This project is an important part of the IB MYP here at Robinson and at all IB MYP schools. It’s exactly what it sounds like--a project that is of personal interest to the student. Students choose the topic to explore AND the type of project they will create. In working towards their goal, students practice skills such as self-management, communication, research, and collaboration. They are supported through their English classes throughout 10th grade and complete the project in March of their 10th grade year.

Additional resources regarding the Personal Project:

Short Personal Project Video from Lee High School

Personal Project Rubric

Slideshow from Robinson’s 2018 Personal Project Parent Information Night

Program Contacts

IB MYP Coordinator

Amy Riddick | @email. | 703-426-6886

IB MYP Personal Project Coordinator

Alison Reeves | @email