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The IB Learner Profile
The IB Learner Profile

The IB MYP Curriculum
The IB MYP Curriculum

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Community Service

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IB in Action

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Open House Dates

For Students: IB Assessment Log Form
For Teachers: MYP Coordinator's Page
For Visitors: Open House Dates
For 8th Graders: MYP Community Project Information


J.M. Alexander, IB World School

  • J.M. Alexander is an authorized IB World School. We are a partial magnet offering the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP). In 2015 we were named a Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America.
  • The philosophy of International Baccalaureate -- which emphasizes inquiry, life-long learning, international-mindedness, caring, and development of the whole child -- is infused into all parts of school life. Through the IB MYP, students experience a balanced, rigorous curriculum with a focus on holistic education, inquiry, intercultural awareness, foreign language instruction, and community service.
  • All scholars at J.M. Alexander complete IB MYP assessments, participate in community service, and participate in IB MYP units of instruction.
  • IB Magnet scholars enrolled in the IB MYP through the CMS Magnet lottery take the following core classes: IB Language Arts, IB Science, IB Social Studies, and IB Math.
  • Additionally, all IB magnet scholars are required to take a foreign language, a technology class, an arts class (music, visual arts, or dance) and Health and PE. IB magnet scholars must also complete community service each year to remain in the program.
  • Admission to the IB magnet program at JMA is through the CMS Magnet Lottery.

If you have questions about the IB program at JMA, please contact Mary Kendrick, IB Coordinator, at mary.kendrick@cms.k12.nc.us.







Please join us at one of our upcoming open houses for J.M. Alexander’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program. These events are great opportunities to speak to students, visit classrooms, and learn more about IB at J.M. Alexander. All open houses will begin with a presentation in the J.M. Alexander media center, to be followed by a tour of the building. We look forward to seeing you there.