When searching for the right school for your child's
education, you may be asking yourself,
"How is an MYP program different,
and what makes AJHS
the right school for my child's education?"
The MYP program at AJHS focuses on the following key concepts in all classrooms throughout the school:
|Intercultural Awareness:||Developing skills to view knowledge from other points of view on a social, national, and cultural level.|
|Holistic Learning:||Seeing knowledge as an interrelated whole through the areas of interaction (AOIs) and gaining a global view of situations and issues.|
|Communication:||Exploring different modes of thinking and expression through the use of technology and other languages.|
What teaching strategies do AJHS teachers use in their classrooms?
Teachers guide students to think critically. Students become curious; they question, connect, search for alternative reasons or explanations, challenge ideas, and stand back and take an objective view.
Teachers teach students about inquiry. Students develop a natural curiosity, take an active role in their social and physical environment, formulate their own questions, and seek the answers with teacher guidance.
Teachers guide students to learn how to learn. Students continually self-reflect on their learning, are self-aware, and have a realistic appreciation of, and control over, their own learning process.
In their lessons, teachers focus on the following five Areas of Interaction.
Within these five areas, students and teachers work together
to answer the following questions:
|Approaches to Learning:|
How do I learn best?
How do I know if I understand?
How can I show that I understand?
What strategies do I use to help me learn?
|Health & Social Education:|
|Community and Service:|
What are our environments?
What resources do we have or need?
How do we affect our environments and how do our environments affect us?
What are my responsibilities?