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IB Middle Years Programme

Aurora Hills IB StudentsHinkley High School, Gateway High School,  Aurora Hills Middle School and East Middle School currently offer the fully accredited International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. 

The MYP provides an academic structure for a challenging curriculum that encourages students to see the real-world relevance of their education, learn to think critically and model themselves after the IB Learner Profile.

The MYP curriculum includes English, a foreign language, humanities, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical education and technology. In their final year of MYP, students engage in a Personal Project that utilizes their interests as well as everything they have learned in IB.

Aurora Hills IB Coordinator Debbie Getzel says MYP students are learning how to become 21st-century global citizens. “IB is really focused on the education of the whole child,” she says.

IB students learn beyond the standard curriculum; they learn how to learn – a skill they will use their entire lives. “Learning how to learn and how to evaluate information critically is as important as learning facts,” says East Middle IB Coordinator Tonya Thompson.

For more information about the APS Middle Years Programmes, contact Aurora Hills at 303-341-7450, East Middle at 303-340-0660, Hinkley at 303-340-1500 or Gateway at 303-755-7160.

School Programs Coordinator Email Phone
Hinkley H.S.  Middle Years Programme
Diploma Programme
Curtis Wood  clwood@aps.k12.co.us 303-340-1500
Gateway H.S.   Middle Years Programme
Diploma Programme
Jan Lotter jrlotter@aps.k12.co.us 303-755-7160
Aurora Hills M.S. Middle Years Programme Julie Fishman jmfishman@aps.k12.co.us 303-326-1250
East M.S.  Middle Years Programme Adam Gelman agelman@aps.k12.co.us 303-340-0660

"This year our class advanced very far in Social Studies. We covered everything from Ancient Greece, to the Renaissance, to the Russian Revolution. One of the things I learned most about was the French Revolution. We were to do a report on a certain revolution. I learned that America was lucky to have a revolution that turned out so clean and worked so well. The French Revolution started out based on America's, but turned into a huge mess resulting in a military dictatorship. Writing a report is the best way to learn about something."
- Taylor Peterson, student

"This year learning algebra was really fun. There's all these new things you can do with numbers and exponents. I think offering algebra in the Middle Years Programme is a good idea."
- Justin Scalucci, student




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