International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme
Sinagua Middle School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) World School.
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme is a challenging and internationally recognized educational framework that encourages students to become globally aware problem solvers who are creative, critical, and reflective thinkers. In the MYP, students make valuable connections between curricula and the real world and develop skills to live lives of purpose and meaning, helping to create a better and more peaceful world.
The MYP in FUSD is a three-year program offered at Sinagua Middle School. All sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade Sinagua students are learners in the IB MYP programme. As such, they take courses in the eight content areas required by IB for Years 1-3 at Sinagua Middle School: Arts (performing and fine), Design (STEM, Computers, Media, et al.), Individuals and Societies, Language Acquisition (Navajo or Spanish), Language and Literature, Mathematics, Physical and Health Education, Sciences. Sinagua has International Baccalaureate MYP trained administrators and educators, an IB MYP schedule and course catalog, and IB MYP policies that reflect the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programmme philosophy and requirements for all IB MYP World Schools.
Students who wish to continue their IB experience are encouraged to attend Coconino High School to take part in the IB Diploma Programme during their Junior and Senior years and pursue the IB Diploma.
For further information about IB and its programmes, visit IBO's website.
Sinagua Mission Statement
Our mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, balanced, and caring students who will help to create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.
Sinagua Vision Statement
Sinagua Middle School strives to be a school in which all students leave our care, confident, inquisitive, creative, and self-motivated who use critical thinking skills and an expanded understanding of the world to become globally competitive and productive members of society engaged in the local community, yet culturally connected to the world. Sinagua Middle School students are reflective and able to access and appreciate diversity.
As an IB World School, Sinagua Middle School adheres to four foundational policies that guide the implementation of the IB Middle Years Programme. These policies are Academic Integrity, Assessment, Inclusion, and Language Development.
View Sinagua Middle School's policies here.