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Questions and Answers

What do I need to do for my child to be a part of IB at Winkler Middle School? Is there an application process? 

All students who live in Winkler Middle School's attendance zone participate in the Middle Years Program. It is not necessary to complete an application. If you live outside of the school zone, you must apply to the school through the School Choice program.  However, once enrolled, all students who attend the school will participate in the program.  Sometimes, other IB MYP programs require an application to the program.  This is because they operate a "school within a school" model as opposed to a "whole-school" model we use at Winkler Middle School. 

What will my child be learning? 

The curriculum at Winkler Middle School will continue to follow the Cabarrus County School District and North Carolina State Standards. The delivery and assessment of that information will reflect the learning styles and interdisciplinary approach required by MYP. 

How will I know how my child is doing? 

Your child will continue to be assessed by Winkler Middle School teachers using the Cabarrus County Schools' Grading Practices. Additionally, students will be assessed in their progress through the MYP based on criterion as defined by the International Baccalaureate and Winkler Middle School's assessment policy. 

How can I support my child's learning? 

The MYP sees learning as a partnership between student, parent and school. 

You can help your child by: 

Reading, watching or listening to national and international news and discussing the impact. 

Asking your child open-ended questions to allow them to define and express their opinion. 

  • Encouraging and assisting your child in becoming more involved in community service activities. 
  • Discussing the Learner Profile Attributes: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced, & Reflective.
  • Communicating with your child's teachers.
  • Attending school wide events. 

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