Primary Years Academy of International Education is a K-5 International Baccalaureate candidate school seeking authorization as a World School (see the note in the right hand column). We are a public school using an inquiry model of teaching and learning. Our students learn how to question and explore the world around them while using the skills necessary to be a successful internationally-minded citizen in the 21st century. Students work in an environment which supports their academic, social, and physical needs through a rigorous program of study. Primary Years Academy is a community of students, parents, teachers, and administrators working together as a team.
Our collaborative team of teachers, staff, and parents are continuing with the International Baccalaureate action plan based on our IB consultant's review and recommendations. We are awaiting the results of our recent authorization visit from the IB evaluation team.
Primary Years Academy
1540 N. Lincoln Street
Stockton, CA 95204
Jean Segura, Principal
Jeanne Ross, IB Coordinator
Kim Marlow, Secretary
Judy Melton, Account Clerk
Thank you to all the families who met with our IB Evaluation Team on November 5th. It was clear that our parents and grandparents are informed, caring members of the PYA community! It usually takes several months to receive notice of authorization from IB North America and we'll let you know when word arrives.
There are opportunities available for parents to help us continue our work. Please let me know if, and when, you're able to help.
Please keep in mind that the IB office has books and games that parents are welcome to check out and use at home. Come see me in the IB office and see what's available.
Thank you for all your support.
Primary Years Academy of International Education is a candidate school* for the Primary Years Program. 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 PYA believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB organization can offer any of its three academic programs: the Primary Years Program (PYP), the Middle Years Program (MYP), or the Diploma Program (DP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programs, visit http://www.ibo.org.
IB Parent Meeting 5:15 p.m. December 5th
What is CCSS (Common Core State Standards)? How will it impact our school? What about testing? Will our kids still take the CST (California Standards Test)? What are the differences and similarities? And the most important question....how will this affect my child?
Please join us at the IB Parent Meeting this week for an open discussion about CCSS and IB. You'll be able to look at some sample materials from each grade level and even try your hand at some of the sample test questions. As always, this is a casual meeting tomeet with other parents and discuss things that impact your student's success.
See you there!
Domo Arigato PYA
Thank you for your concern and immediate actions when the taiko trailer and drums were taken. Your actions and continued encouragement have helped our taiko students and me in our time of distress. I ...more
November /December Calendar
November 25- 29: NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Week Break.
Have a wonderful time off with family and friends.
We’ll see you Monday, December 2, 2013.
December 2: The Mobile Dairy will hold 2 outdoor assemblies starting at 8:05. Parents are welcome to stay for their presentation.
December 4th: IB parent meeting in the library from 5:15- 6:15. The topic is IB and the Common Core The Common Core refers to the new learning standards adopted by California and many other states which will be fully implemented by 2015.
December 23- January 3, 2014: NO SCHOOL: Winter Break