Welcome from the MYP Principal
WELCOME FROM THE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME PRINCIPAL
Welcome to the Westlake Academy MYP portal. Our website is designed to share with parents the programs, activities, features and news that combine to make Westlake Academy an outstanding IB World School in Texas.
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) provides opportunities for students to engage actively as learners who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning. The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers that work to develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community.
Parents often ask what is so different between an MYP school and a local middle/high school. While the learning standards (TEKS) are the same, the curricular framework of the MYP provides the rigor of the programmed to place learning within a meaningful context to enable students to connect and apply their learning to real-life situations. MYP isn’t about what students learn, but about how they engage as learners.
We believe that students have a fundamental right to learn in a safe, supportive environment and to be treated with respect. We also value diversity and operate an inclusive learning environment for all students. We are so happy you are here!