Genesis Highschool Curriculum

 

Educational Program at Genesis High School | IB Candidate school

Genesis High School is a Candidate School* for the Middle Years Programme (MYP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Genesis School believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org.

Genesis High School offers students excellence programs, following the Romanian curriculum, combined with the requirements of the International Baccalaureate ® (IB) – Middle Years Program, for 11 – 15/16 years, which offers an advanced curricular structure from the academic point of view and skills for life, through a vision that embraces and transcends traditional academic disciplines.

This program gives students a learning framework that encourages creativity, critical thinking and the ability to reflect, as well as creating connections between the learning process and the real world.

The focus is on how learning skills are approached, providing the basis for independent learning and encouraging the application of knowledge and skills, even in unfamiliar contexts.

In addition to the disciplines in the national curriculum, the programs will be completed with Genesis Enrichment activities, which will include:

FOR MATHEMATICS – INFORMATICS SPECIALIZATION (COMPUTER SCIENCES):

  • multimedia;

  • communication and personal development;

  • blockchain;

  • programming;

  • design and web design;

  • artificial intelligence;

  • robotics courses and workshops;

  • project management.

FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES SPECIALIZATION:

  • communication and personal development courses;

  • public relations;

  • entrepreneurship and applied economics;

  • history and research in the field of geopolitics;

  • verbal and non-verbal communication;

  • debate;

  • speech technique and public speaking;

  • Diplomacy and Euro-Atlantic studies;

  • sociology;

  • psychology;

  • marketing and advertising;

  • project management.

Also, the students will be able to participate in:

  • sports journalism courses;
  • promotion and organizing of sporting events;
  • exploring and exceeding boundaries;
  • expeditions to various areas, under the guidance of well-known athletes and personalities in the field.

The MYP academic program is designed to support and stimulate the personal and intellectual development of secondary and high school students. They are guided in the development and application of skills and concepts specific to the subject and age. Examples of activities include interdisciplinary projects, participation in cultural events, such as the Science Festival or the Artfel contest of history, held at the level of the gymnasium cycle.

Genesis High School offers a rich and varied program during the MYP years. Students are encouraged to participate in many activities, which give them the opportunity to experience a wide range of extracurricular activities.

Service as Action

Genesis students are involved in activities that support the community and in various charitable projects, to develop their empathy and increase social responsibility.

Personal Project

The key aspects of the MYP program are meant to encourage individual research through the Personal Project – a project needed to complete the program in the 10th grade. In addition, the MYP curriculum is designed precisely to create students who are open to new opportunities, while also promoting local and international values ​​through the community project, a project through which the students of the school must contribute to the improvement of the community of which they are part. Each student is supported in his project by a tutor.

Another important aspect that the MYP program proposes is the development of communication skills, by encouraging native and secondary languages. The program promotes intercultural understanding and global involvement, thus giving students the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and positive attitude they need to manage complex situations and take responsible actions in the future.

Genesis High School offers an atmosphere of positive and productive learning, ensuring all the prerequisites for students to achieve outstanding academic, artistic and sporting results. At Genesis High School, all disciplines from the national curriculum developed by the Ministry of National Education are studied, but the approach is a modern one, in which learning is not limited to the classroom space, but is enriched by a multitude of opportunities and sources of inspiration, such as trips, visits thematically adapted and through learning acts in different contexts. The learning is differentiated and adapted to the needs of the students, focusing on the maximum use of the individual potential. Some topics may be simplified and narrowed, others may be expanded so that the content of the curriculum is presented in an appropriate way to the individual characteristics of the students. The lessons focus on the active participation of the student, using active-participatory methods, such as heuristic dialogue and, in particular, learning through discovery and learning based on the experimental investigation, thus increasing the motivation of students for learning.

One of the key points of Genesis High School is the individual attention, which is determined by the small number of students in a class. The attention and time given to each student in the classroom are important for school progress, but especially for a good self-image and self-confidence. A small number of students facilitates better classroom management for the teacher, more time for each student, working in small groups and individually, as well as differentiated work or learning through cooperation. Small classes provide the child with a familiar environment, transforming them into small communities in which children interact, establishing lasting friendships.

Combining the MYP curriculum with the national one gives teachers the flexibility to develop programs that are tailored to the needs of adolescents in a changing world, for a better understanding of the connections between local, national, but also international learning contexts. The learning act is based on transdisciplinarity, a method that uses the connections between school subjects for a deeper understanding. Given the evolution of society, educating students for jobs that have not yet been created is essential. They will need to have the ability to solve new, never encountered problems, so the acquisition of new skills becomes necessary.

MYP Curriculum

By involving students in as many activities in various fields as possible, Genesis High School aims to develop transdisciplinary skills, capitalizing on multiple intelligence, as well as developing emotional intelligence, focusing on practical experiences that motivate them to learn and develop, both intellectually and emotionally.

In the afternoon program, the children benefit from additional training activities that ensure the progress of each student or enhance and highlight school performance and excellence.

In addition to the Romanian and IB curriculum, Genesis High School organizes a rich extracurricular program, aimed at all students, according to their talents and passions. The Genesis team works consistently to increase student involvement and raise standards and performance through the variety of activities proposed.

DP Curriculum

The IB Diploma Program (DP) is an educational program dedicated to young people between the ages of 16 and 19, which prepares them to attend a faculty abroad and, subsequently, for success in life.

This program lasts 2 years, respectively the eleventh and twelfth grades. Students will take at the end of the 2 years of study written exams in the studied subjects and will receive an internationally recognized diploma.

The DP program prepares students capable of coping with a changing society, supporting them:

  • To develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically;

  • To deepen an area of ​​academic interest, through several disciplines, within the Extended Essay;

  • To make connections between the traditional disciplines, through the unique course of Theory of Knowledge;

  • To develop skills and a positive attitude towards learning;

  • To enrich their knowledge by studying 6 different curricular areas;

  • To develop personally through the CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) program.