• IB PYP — What's That?

    The International Baccalaureate (IB) World School at Huffman Elementary Primary Years Programme (PYP) fosters the development of knowledgeable, principled and internationally minded citizens. The IB PYP focuses on the whole child, develops effective approaches to teaching and learning, works to increase an understanding of languages and culture, and explores globally significant ideas and issues. Our scholars approach the world with an open mind and aspire to understand the different perspectives and ideas of others, while helping to create a more peaceful world.

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    Important Information and Dates for Registration

    Registration dates and parent information meetings are now published for the 2021-2022 school year. For more information please visit our IB PYP Information site and our FAQ about the registration process and much more.

    Parent Information Meetings

    Tuesday, February 9 @ 6:00 p.m.

    • Zoom Meeting
      • Meeting ID: 722 975 4010
      • PW: pyp2021
      • Spanish translation available upon request. 

     

    Thursday, February 18 @ 6:00 p.m. This meeting has been cancelled due to inclement weather and district wide power outages.  See information below for new date on March 2. 

     

    Tuesday, March 2 @ 6:00 p.m.

    • Zoom Meeting
      • Meeting ID: 722 975 4010
      • PW: pyp2021
      • Spanish translation available upon request. 

     

    PTA Parent Meeting 

    Thursday, February 25 @ 6:30 p.m.

    • PTA parents are hosting a Zoom event to ask and answer questions about Huffman.  
    • Parent Zoom meeting

     

    Registration Dates and Information

    March 2-March 26, 2021

    Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on March 2nd and close at 5 p.m on March 26. Please visit the Plano ISD Academies site to register.  Parents will be notified on April 2 of lottery status. 

    Any student that lives within the Plano ISD attendance zone is eligible for registration.   All applications are completed online and can be accessed through the Huffman website which will link you to the Plano ISD Academies site to register. Students will be selected through a lottery process so you can register at any time between March 2nd-26th. 

    If you live in the Huffman attendance zone you do not have to go through the registration process. Visit our school secretary to find out about regular PISD registration.

    If your child is entering Pre-kindergarten, you will not register through this site. Visit the district's early childhood site at pisd.edu/earlychildhood.  

    Campus Tour Dates

    In person campus tours are currently cancelled. Please join the parent information meetings via Zoom on Tuesday, February 9 @ 6:00 p.m or Thursday, February 18 @ 6:00 p.m. to get an inside look at the IB World School at Huffman.  We also invite you to watch our introduction video.  

     


    Huffman Elementary

    International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

    Huffman Elementary School opened its doors in August 2019 as the IB World School at Huffman Elementary. Providing the international baccalaureate primary year program. In order to become an official IB World School, Huffman was required to spend two years putting specific academic requirements in place. In April 2019, IB representatives came to Huffman for an authorization visit. They looked through Huffman's curriculum, observed classes and interviewed students, staff and parents over the course of two days.

    Huffman received this official word on June 5, 2019, bringing to fruition the hard work and dedication of students, staff and the Huffman community. With authorization now approved, the school is officially the IB World School at Huffman Elementary. Huffman is the only elementary school in Plano ISD participating in the program. Plano East Senior High has had an IB World School for 9th-12th-grade students since the late '90s.

    IB is an international education program that focuses on the whole child, develops effective approaches to teaching and learning, works to increase an understanding of languages and culture, and explores globally significant ideas and issues. IB scholars strive to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. These Learner Profile attributes are at the very core of daily learning, so students can become knowledgeable, responsible members of their own community and beyond.

    The PYP is designed for students aged 3-12. it focuses on inquiry as a vehicle for learning. The PYP is guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance all while being grounded in the state standards. These six themes provide teachers with an opportunity to design a curriculum that incorporates issues on a local and global level and creates experiences that go beyond the scope of learning within subject areas.

    The Six Transdisciplinary Themes:

    • Who We Are
    • Where We Are in Place and Time
    • How We Express Ourselves
    • How the World Works
    • How We Organize Ourselves
    • Sharing the Planet

    These six themes provide teachers with an opportunity to design curriculum that  incorporates issues on a local and global level and creates experiences that go beyond the scope of learning within subject areas.

    To learn more about IB PYP, visit the IBO website, or contact Amy Moore, IB PYP Coordinator

  • Why Huffman IB PYP?

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    PYP students are confident communicators: PYP students learn to communicate in a variety of ways and in more than one language. 

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    Learning how to learn: PYP students work collaboratively with teachers and other students to plan, present and assess their own learning.

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    Understanding a complex and interdependent world: PYP students create meaning for themselves and build understanding through exploring real-world issues. 

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    It encourages students to inquire: The PYP fosters natural curiosity and learning in creative, supportive and collaborative environments.