• International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programmes (IB MYP)

    The IB MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

    The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.


    James B. Sanderlin K-8, an IB World School
    (Countywide application area)
    2350 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg
    Phone: (727) 552-1700
    Students who attend James B. Sanderlin IB World School Primary Years Programme have a feeder pattern priority to attend James B.Sanderlin International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme or John Hopkins Middle International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Candidate program. 


    Largo Middle School, an IB World School                                                                                                                                                         

    (Mid and North application area)

    155 Eighth Ave. SE
    Largo, FL 33771

    Students who attend the International Studies Center at Mildred Helms will have a feeder pattern priority to attend the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Candidate School at Largo Middle School.

    Academic Profile of a Successful Student
     The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme is an academically rigorous program in which students participate in advanced or accelerated math, science, social studies or language arts courses. In addition, students in this program participate in required elective courses which may include technology, world language, or the arts. Students who typically do well in this program earn mostly As and Bs on their report cards, maintaining a 3.0 average and earn a level 3 or higher on their FSA mathematics and language arts assessments. Students new to Pinellas County Schools who do not have an FSA score, can look at their standardized test scores from their previous school to determine if they have at least a 5 stanine or a percentile rank of 42 or higher in both reading/language arts and mathematics.

    Once enrolled in the program, students must attend all classes regularly, maintain a C average in each class for each semester as well as abide by the Code of Student Conduct. Falling below these expectations may result in placement on probation and/or dismissal from the program. Please review the District Application Program Procedures available on the Pinellas County Schools website for further information.

      Sanderlin IB School