Choice Programs

  • Howell L.Watkins Middle has a variety of Choice programs, including International Baccalaureate MYP, Math, Science, and Robotics, and Pre-Medical Sciences. Learn more about our programs, below. (Choice Program Presentation)

    International Baccalaureate MYP

    The International Baccalaureate® Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills appropriate to this stage of adolescence. The IBMYP offers a holistic approach that emphasizes critical thinking skills, global citizenship, and intercultural awareness, as well as traditional school subjects. The curriculum consists of eight subject groups explored through six global contexts: identities and relationships, orientations in space and time, personal and cultural identity, globalization and sustainability, fairness and development, and scientific and technical innovation.

    Math, Science, and Robotics

    Students in the Math, Science, and Robotics program follow an intensive three–year high school preparatory program which emphasizes robotics, aviation, engineering skills, and will prepare them to be highly competitive in the Engineering, Aviation and Aerospace fields. The program is designed to encourage problem solving, decision making, verbal and written communication, and computer literacy. It prepares students for entry into high school robotics, aviation, and engineering programs or related fields of study.

    Pre-Medical Sciences

    The Pre–Medical Sciences program is a three–year preparatory honors program for middle school students that emphasizes science, math, and language skills while preparing students to be highly competitive in the medical field. The courses offered include Orientation to Health Occupations, Exploration of Health Science Professions & Career Planning, and Medical Skills and Services. In the School District of Palm Beach County, all medical courses provide local honors credit.