Lincoln Middle,

an IB World School

Poudre School District IB MYP Language Policy

As Adopted by Poudre High School, Lesher Middle School and Lincoln Middle School

I. The Poudre School District Middle Year Programme believes that all MYP teachers are language teachers with responsibilities for facilitating communication and literacy across all content areas.  With that, each of the three partnership sites have taken measures to ensure that teaching staff have the appropriate training, tools and support to ensure the fidelity of this policy across all three sites and across all five years of the programme.

Poudre High School (Years 5 & 6 of the Programme)

  • At least one teacher who has been trained in the National Writing Project’s Writing Across the Curriculum program and they facilitate literacy within their subject group.
    • Four MYP teachers are district Writing Across the Curriculum trainers/presenters.
  • All MYP staff currently supervise Personal Projects. 
  • All MYP students are expected to reflect and present information at a high level, both written and oral in all subject groups. 
  • The staff that works outside of the MYP with students learning in a language other than mother tongue understand the MYP program and work with the MYP staff to help develop appropriate learning techniques.

Lesher Middle School (years 1, 2 & 3 of the Programme)

  • At least one teacher who has been trained in the Step-Up to Writing program and they facilitate literacy within their subject area group or grade level teams.
  • Yearly school wide book study involves all students and all teachers.
  • Literacy specialists are available in the building to support all teachers with integrating literacy in the content area.

Lincoln Middle School (years 1, 2 & 3 of the Programme)

  • The majority of teachers have been trained in Step-Up to Writing and Reading across the Content Areas.
    • 1 teacher is a district coach for Step-up
  • Building literacy coach and MYP coordinator provides ongoing training and support with regards to integrating literacy into the content area
  • Yearly school wide book study involves all students and all teachers.

II. The Poudre School District Middle Year Programme understands that true international mindedness requires the ability to communicate in more than one language.  Therefore, all students at all three partnership sites are enrolled in a sustainable Language B class across all five years of the programme.

Poudre High School (Years 5 & 6 of the Programme)

Currently, students are enrolled in Language A (English) and either French, German or Spanish (Language B) in both 9th and 10th grade.  To ensure that students learning in a language other than their mother tongue are supported throughout the MYP, the following is our action plan for the Poudre High School MYP Language Policy:

  • All program information and documentation will be translated into the mother tongue and maintained as need arises. This has been completed for Spanish mother tongue students/parents.
  • Allowing the MYP Personal Project Statement to be written in the mother tongue.