•  How is the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program different?
    What makes AJHS the right school for my child's education?
     In following the IB-MYP every classroom at AJHS focuses on: 
     
     Intercultural Awareness                           Holistic Learning                                              Communication
     Holding Hands Around the World                                               holding hands around the world                                             holding hands around the world
    Students learn about intercultural awareness by learning to relate topics presented in class to a
    global context. 
     
    Students learn in a holistic manner
    through inquiry based teaching methods,
    meta-cognitive learning strategies, and problem based learning. Teachers encourage students to
    think critically, reflect on their learning, and
    develop a curiosity in the environment.
     
     
     
    Students  develop skills or approaches to learning that lead to productive outcomes for themselves and peers.
    There are 6 Global Contexts: View Poster
    • Orientations in Time and Space
    • Identities and Relationships
    • Scientific and Technical Innovation
    • Personal and Cultural Expression
    • Globalization and Sustainability
    • Fairness and Development
    There are five main approaches to learning: View Poster
    • Thinking Skills
    • Social Skills
    • Communication Skills
    • Self-Management Skills
    • Research Skills
    There are sixteen key concepts, each specific to certain subject areas:
     
     Aesthetics ChangeCommunication
     Culture
     Perspective
     RelationshipsSystems Development
     Form Global Interactions
     Identity
     Logic
     Communities Connections Creativity Time, Place, and Space
     
    There are ten learner profiles traits: View Poster
     Inquirer Principled Reflective Balanced Caring
     Communicator Thinker Knowledgeable Risk-Taker Open-Minded