The Fundamental Concepts are guiding principles for the overall implementation of curriculum. The three concepts are Communication, Intercultural Awareness, and Holistic Education.
In a world where information increased exponentially and can be shared in so many ways it is important for our students to have strong communication skills. These skills include reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as audio and visual presentations.
Intercultural awareness is concerned with developing students' awareness about their culture as well as others. South St. Paul high school has a rich history and a diverse student population. The goal of this concept is to develop empathy and understanding of other cultures.
The concept of Holistic Education is concerned with the interrelatedness of all disciplines. Students in the MYP are expected to study the eight subjects but there are also connections between all of the disciplines.
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