Summit Academy K-6 IB Quarterly Newsletter

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Summit Academy K-6
IB Quarterly Newsletter
October, 2015
1st Quarter Learner Profiles we are
recognizing at Summit Academy:
Summit Academy
Mission Statement
Summit Academy is an International Baccalaureate school.
In the Primary Years Program, the IB curriculum focuses on
helping children learn how to learn.
Summit Academy emphasizes the development of personal
attitudes toward people, environment and learning; attitudes
that contribute to the well-being of their community and
world. It requires a positive approach toward learning and
challenges students to solve problems, show creativity and
be resourceful.
There will be a continuous emphasis on depth of learning,
not just coverage. At Summit Academy, it is our goal to
challenge all students to use critical thinking skills, and to
empower students to utilize what they have learned in real
world applications.
Caring, Principled, and
Communicator
According to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years
Program:

Caring people show empathy, compassion and
respect towards the needs and feelings of others.
They have a personal commitment to service, and
act to make a positive difference to the lives of
others and to the environment.

Principled people act with integrity and honesty,
with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect
for the dignity of the individual, groups and
communities. They take responsibility for their
own actions and the consequences that accompany
them.

Communicators express themselves confidently
and creatively in more than one language and in
many ways. They collaborate effectively, listening
carefully to the perspectives of other individuals
and groups. (IBO, 2013)
What is the Primary Years
Programme?
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a curriculum
framework for young learners, ages 5-12, designed by the
International Baccalaureate (IB). This philosophy
recognizes a child’s natural curiosity, creativity and ability
to reflect, the PYP generates a stimulating challenging
learning environment to nurture those assets and foster a
lifelong love of learning in every child. The PYP is
transdisciplinary, meaning students learn across subject
areas while investigating big ideas.
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