IBMYP Application (5th Grade)

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program

IB Mission Statement

“The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  To this end the IBO works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.  These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”

Important Information

All 5th grade students in Henrico County Public Schools have the opportunity to apply to the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP).  Accepted Short Pump students are zoned to attend Moody Middle School for the 2018-2019 school year.


Application Process

The IBMYP program considers the following when determining acceptance into the program:

–   MAPs (NWEA) recent test scores in math and reading

–   Non-weighted GPA from 4th or 5th

–   Two teacher recommendations from 4th or 5th (remain confidential)

–   Writing Sample


Applications will be given to interested students starting on Wednesday, September 19th,  2018.  Applications should be returned to Ms. Walker by Friday, November 16th, 2018. Students with completed applications will be administered a writing prompt at Short Pump Elementary on Friday November 30th .


Not sure if IBMYP is for you?  

Parents and students are invited to attend the Open House at Moody Tuesday, October 16th!  If your child applied for the I.B. program at Moody Middle School they should STILL proceed as if they were going to Pocahontas Middle School.  Once a student finds out that he/ she has been accepted (EARLY Feburary), then the necessary changes will be made, as there is a different procedure for I.B. scheduling/ course selections.



Wednesday, September 19th 2018:  Applications are available. Interested students can receive one from Ms. Walker

Tuesday, October 16th 2018: Open house at Moody Middle School for interested parents and students

Friday November 16th 2018: Applications should be returned to Ms. Walker

Friday, November 30th 2018: Writing prompt will be given at Short Pump Elementary

Feel free to contact Ms. Walker with any questions or concerns you have about this program

                   Rswalker@henrico.k12.va.us 804-360-0812


Other Links of Interest:

Curriculum for IB Middle Years

IB Learner Profile

Great video about the IBMYP (click link below)…