1. Community Projects

a. Introduction


As an eighth grader in the Middle Years Program (MYP3), DAS students embark on a wonderful journey of learning and exploration through completing the mandatory Community Projects course.

The Community Project:


• is a graded subject which is included in the final report card.
• is an in-depth inquiry that focuses on community and service.
• aims to help students raise awareness, participate actively, research, inform others, create/innovate, change behavior, or advocate.
• consists of four main components: a community service, a process journal, a reflection paper, and an exhibition.
• is completed in small groups of students supervised by a mentor who supports them throughout the project.
• is scheduled for 2 periods each week and completed by the end of the year.

The Community Project encourages students to:


• explore their right and responsibility to participate in service as action in the community.
• become aware of needs in various communities and address those needs through service learning.
• practice and strengthen their learning skills.
• connect classroom learning with personal experience.
• reflect on learning and share knowledge, views, and opinions with others.

b. Sample Projects 


c. Resources:

| Here | , you will find the DAS Community Projects Workbook used by the students. 


d. Contact:

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact the MYP Projects Coordinators, Ms. Halla Angawi at +966-13-891-9444 at ext. 2205, or email halla.angawi2@das.sch.sa or Mr. Walid Al-Lithy +966-13-891-9222 at ext. 3344 or email walid.allithy@das.sch.sa

2. Personal Projects


a. Introduction


In the Middle Years Program, the 9th Grade Diploma (MYP4) students embark on a wonderful journey of learning and exploration through completing the mandatory Personal Projects course.
A Personal Project:


1. is a personal investigation of a topic or area in which the student is deeply interested.
2. may be a research project, a piece of writing, a piece of art, or any creative work.
3. consists of four main components: a product, a process journal, a written report, and exhibition.
4. is scheduled for 2 periods each week, in which students work individually and are supervised by a mentor who supports them throughout the project.
5. begins in the 2nd semester of 9th Grade Diploma (MYP4) and continues into the 10th Grade (MYP5).
6. is a graded subject which is included in the final report.
7. involves the families in the process of selecting the projects and are also invited to the Projects Exhibition to witness the creative projects created by the students.

The Personal Project encourages students to:


1. practice and strengthen their learning skills
2. connect classroom learning with personal experience
3. engage in personal inquiry, action, and reflection on specific topics and issues
4. reflect on learning and share knowledge, views, and opinions with others
5. develop their own interests for lifelong learning

b. Sample Projects 
c. Resources:

Here, you will find the DAS Personal Projects Guide used by the students. 


d. Contact:

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact the MYP Projects Coordinators, Ms. Halla Angawi at +966-13-891-9444 at ext. 2205, or email halla.angawi2@das.sch.sa or Mr. Walid Al-Lithy +966-13-891-9222 at ext. 3344 or email walid.allithy@das.sch.sa