Curriculum Overview Core Classes—regular and advanced options are offered in each year of the program Language Arts
State, National and International Ratings
“A” school since opening in 2001
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
MYP teachers implement research-based program standards, practices, assessment, and instructional methods.
MYP Curriculum is aligned with Common Core and Florida Sunshine Standards
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)
High School Credit Courses Students meeting prerequisites may earn High School credit in the following courses: Algebra 1, Algebra 1 Honors, Geometry Honors, Physical Science Honors, Spanish 1, and Spanish 2. Exploratory Wheel Classes In addition to the core classes, students may also take Art, Digital Arts, Technology, PE, and Band
2012 State Champ and State Record Holder for the 3000 meters
LJPS Swim Team! The Girls’ Team is 5-time County Champs!
Graduation By Demonstration (GBD) 8th grade students develop and present a GBD project and learning portfolio as a culmination of their learning experiences in middle school. Community Service All LJPS students participate in community service during their middle school years. Guidance and Support LJPS offers students additional support through our guidance counselor, school resource officer, ESE Specialist, and remediation teachers. A Caring Community The small-school atmosphere at LJPS allows teachers to support students’ academic, social, and emotional needs.
Annabelle Grounds, 2011 Van Porter 8th Grade Artist of the Year
Liza Students Excel at Science Fair!
Liza Jackson 8th Graders ranked: Reading: #1 in District, 6th in State Math: #1 in District, 11th in State Science: #1 in District, 6th in State Writing: #1 In District, 9th in State
Mary Gunter, Principal 546 Mary Esther Blvd, Suite 1 Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548 Office: 850-833-3321 Fax: 850-833-3292
A Florida Public Charter School
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme The International Baccalaureate MYP provides a high-quality, world-renowned education to students in over 100 countries. Benefits to students
Rigorous academic preparation for high school and college
Development of skills in critical thinking, communication, and personal reflection
Relevant connections made between traditional subjects and the real world
Intercultural awareness and understanding
Opportunities for international travel and experiences
The IB Areas of Interaction The five IB Areas of Interaction are used to connect academic content to real world situations. They are: Approaches to learning (ATL) Students learn study skills, research skills, time management, organization, and academic responsibility. Community and Service Students take an active part in the communities in which they live, thereby encouraging responsible citizenship. Human Ingenuity Students explore the processes and products of human invention and creativity. Environments Students develop an awareness of their interdependence with the environment. Health and Social Education Students examine their physical, social and emotional health and intelligence
Off to Puerto Rico!
International Baccalaureate Organization To learn more about the IB MYP, contact the IB Coordinator, Angela Buchanan,
abuchanan@ lizajackson.org, or
visit ww.ibo.org. Some of our district and regional art winners!
2012 LJPS Thespians Performed at State!
IB students strive to exemplify the traits of the learner profile Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Open-minded Risk-takers Balanced Reflective