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Washington Global Public Charter School is a tuition-free middle school open to all students in Washington, DC. We offer a robust international and college prep curriculum to develop globally competitive students who are ready for college and careers. Our program includes project-based learning, small learning communities, technology instruction, and intensive foreign language classes.  We strive for all of our students to be healthy and active through our nutrition, physical education, and athletic programs. All of our students also engage in a service-learning curriculum. 

Our cornerstone program is the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) that is used in middle schools throughout the world. The IMYC offers interactive, stimulating, real-world, project-based learning delivered through thematic units such as resilience, entrepreneurship, and creativity.  These themes drive our Global Citizenship course and are woven across subject areas. 

+ The International Middle Years Curriculum

International Middle Years Curriculum Themes

Students will explore an overarching International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) theme each quarter.  The theme will be studied across subject areas.

Sixth Grade

First Quarter:  Adaptability

  • Adaptability is demonstrated by the ability to change, alter or cope with new environments or circumstances.

Second Quarter:  Balance

  • Finding out new things is a human driver and affects things for better and worse.

Third Quarter:  Collaboration

  • When people work together they can achieve a common goal.

Fourth Quarter:  Creativity

  • Things are more stable when different elements are in the correct or best possible proportions.

 Seventh Grade

First Quarter:  Resilience

  • Complex decision-making requires space and time.

Second Quarter:  Communication

  • When information is shared accurately and clearly the end result is more effective.

Third Quarter:  Courage

  • It’s important to honor behavior and processes that have proven merit.

Fourth Quarter:  Curiosity

  • The desire to know more drives exploration and aspiration.

 Eighth Grade

First Quarter:  Challenge

  • Complex decision-making requires space and time.

Second Quarter:  Identity

  • When information is shared accurately and clearly the end result is more effective.

Third Quarter:  development

  • It’s important to honor behavior and processes that have proven merit.

Fourth Quarter:  Responsibility

  • The desire to know more drives exploration and aspiration.