The MYP provides a curriculum framework for students in grades 6 -10 that accommodates the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE), the educational standards developed by the Georgia Department of Education. The programme, designed to be inclusive across the entire school, allows students to build on their personal strengths and to embrace challenges in subjects in which they may not excel. MYP students are offered the opportunity to develop their potential, to explore their own learning preferences, to take appropriate risks, and to reflect on, and develop, a strong sense of personal identity.
From its introduction in 1994, the MYP was guided by three principles inspired by the IB mission:
Along with their MYP peers across the globe, Sutton educators focus on higher-order thinking skills that give students opportunities to explore their expanding concerns and their growing awareness of themselves and the world in ways that develop sound judgment.