Middle Years Programme

About International Baccalaureate and the MYP

Legacy Academy of Excellence Charter School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

Parent and Student Resources

IB Parent Info Packet

Middle Years Programme Brochure

Transitioning from Elementary to the MYP

IB Language Policy

IB Academic Honesty Policy

IB Assessment Policy

IB Special Needs Inclusion Policy


MYP Personal Project

The annual student exhibition program displays students' work and showcases their creative projects and endeavors. A key component of the Middle Years Program is the personal project which is a culminating requirement of all LAE’s Middle Years Program students.

The Personal Project is a learner-centered project completed by students in MYP year 5 (grade 10). This project promotes inquiry and helps students exercise their independent learning skills. Students select topics and products of their own choosing. Encouraged to focus on their areas of interest, students have the freedom to design a project about which they are truly passionate. Whatever topic they choose, students call upon the concepts and skills they have gained during their time in the MYP to make their project successful. The Personal Project requires students to utilize the Approaches to Learning skills, which they have developed, specifically in the areas of information literacy, communication, collaboration, thinking, reflection and transfer.  Each student meets regularly with a staff advisor for guidance and clarification.  Students are required to maintain a process journal, as they work to complete their Personal Projects. This journal, along with the final product, report, and bibliography, are the basis for the Personal Project and are assessed using the Personal Project criteria. The link below will direct you to the personal project guide.


Legacy Academy of Excellence
4029 Prairie Road, Rockford, IL 61102
Phone :815.961.1100   |  Fax:815.968.4597