IB (PYP) informational meeting
North Vista Elementary will host an informational meeting for parents interested in enrolling students in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years (IB PYP) Program. The parent meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the school.
Primary Years Program schools share a common philosophy: a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education. The program is open to any student in Florence School District One.
As a Primary Years Program school, North Vista will receive on-and-off site consultation from the International Baccalaureate Program. Teachers will have access to IB’s online curriculum center, which includes teaching materials and participation in online forums. Students will be encouraged to strengthen their knowledge and skills across and beyond subject areas. Studies in this program are guided by six themes of global significance.
According to the Primary Years Program website, a global international study has proven that Primary Years Program students outperformed non-IB students in mathematics, reading and writing. The site also revealed that a national study found that students in the Primary Years Program perform better than the national average in nationwide science tests.
North Vista’s PYP informational meeting will allow parents and students to see what the curriculum will look like for the 2018-2019 school year. Teachers and staff members will answer questions about the program. The Primary Years Program is the first of four International Baccalaureate (IB) programs of education. It gives students an excellent foundation for the IB’s other programs.