MYP Service as Action - Grades 6 - 8
At CDS, we encourage our students to give back to the community. As an IB school, we embrace the mission statement of the IBO, which strives to develop “caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”
Students, making a sacrifice of their own time, feel great about serving others. We encourage everyone to go beyond the minimum number of hours and give whenever they can.
The IBO does not require a minimum number of service hours in the Middle Years Programme; however, at CDS, we encourage each student to participate in community and service with a suggested number of hours.
- Sixth graders should complete two hours of community and service;
- Seventh graders should complete four hours of community and service; and
- Eighth graders should complete six hours of community and service.
While these are suggested minimums, it is important to note that students must complete the minimum number of hours before May 4, 2018.
Reflection is an essential component of the MYP community and service requirement. It is the element that helps to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. The MYP Service as Action Form should be filled out once the activity is completed and turned in to the student's advisory teacher.