​Middle Years Programme @ Basic Academy


What is the MYP @ Basic?

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a framework of learning.  Our teachers use questioning and project to explore big ideas.  This helps you make meaningful connections between your world and your studies.  

If you came from Brown JHS, then you've seen the MYP already.  If not, then you will get a chance to learn in the most effective ways possible.  While it may seem that the MYP is harder, this is only because we expect you to be our partner in your learning.  We will work to help you develop your character through the Learner Profile  and your academic ability through the Approaches to Learning skills.  


Because of the way we approach learning, you will be better prepared for other opportunities, including the IB Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP).

Who is in the MYP @ Basic?

If you are 9th- or 10th-grader at Basic Academy, then you are in the MYP.  It's not just for smart kids; all students can benefit from learning this way.  


Being in the MYP means that you are exploring learning through eight different subjects (English, Spanish or Chinese, individuals and societies, sciences, maths, physical and health education, and design) because learning is related across subjects and, in our ever-changing world, we want you to be ready for whatever the future may hold.   

Learn more about the Middle Years Programme here.


If you have questions email or call me:

Michael Thorsteinson

702-799-8000 ext 4008


The MYP Curriculum @ Basic Academy

Because the ability to learn new things is probably the best skill you could ever have, you will take eight subjects.  To better help you develop the skill of learning (as well as help you gain as much knowledge as possible), you will be enrolled in each of the following subjects during your 9th- and 10th-grade years:


Freshman Year

Language & Literature (English 9)

Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)

Science (Biology 9)

Individuals & Societies (Civil Liberties or AP Human Geography)

Language Acquisition (Spanish or Chinese)

Art (Band, Choir, Orchestra, Theater, Visual Arts)

Physical Education

Health/ Design (Project-Based Learning, Business Software Applications)


Sophomore Year

Language & Literature (English 10)

Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)

Science (Chemistry or Geoscience)

Individuals & Societies (World History)

Language Acquisition (Spanish or Chinese)

Art (Band, Choir, Orchestra, Theater, Visual Arts)

Physical Education

Design (Project-Based Learning, Business Software Applications)


The MYP Criterion @ Basic Academy

Each subject is helping you learn a better way to learn by teaching and measuring certain skills.  For the skills and the how success is measured, click each subject below.

Language & Literature

Language Acquisition: Phase 1   2   3   4   5   6  

Individuals & Societies/ Social Studies







Basic Academy challenges and inspires all students to make the world a better place through education and action.

Basic Academy reta e inspira a todos los estudiantes para mejorar el mundo a través de la educación y sus acciones.

基  础  高   中   通  过  教  育  和  行  动  挑  战 、激  励  所  有  学  生,  使  世  界  更  美  好


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