Brighter Horizons Academy has been successfully implementing the Primary Years Program since 2017 and is planning on becoming IB authorization in fall of 2019.
The Primary Years Program, a curriculum framework for children ages three to twelve (age 4 to 11 at Brighter Horizons Academy), focuses on inquiry-based learning. By emphasizing knowledge, skills, critical thinking and the fostering and development of universal human values, the PYP is a powerful means of going beyond subject domains, asking students to use their knowledge and skills to solve real life problems. In doing so, students become
responsible for their own learning and must work collaboratively with peers and build on each member’s strength.
All of the IB programs are flexible enough to enable teachers to respond to local requirements; thus the implementation of the PYP at Brighter Horizons Academy addresses the state standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and
The PYP curriculum model is comprised of six academic areas surrounded by the learner profile, key concepts, transdisciplinary themes, approaches to learning and teaching, exhibition and action. Together, these elements build an internationally-minded curriculum. Emphasis is intentionally placed on constructivism, concept-based and inquiry learning that are integrated throughout the teaching model.
The seven subjects are:
- Language: English and Arabic
- Pre- K 2 students attend 1 hour AQI classes each day.
- Kindergarten students attend one 90-minute AQI class each day.
- Students in Grades 1-5 attend three 80 minute AQI classes each day.
- Social Studies
- Physical Education
- Fine Arts
- Media Literacy
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