Inderkum Scholars Leading to the IB Diploma Programme


As of February 27, 2014, we are fully authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. We received authorization for the Middle Years Programme (grades 6-10), in conjunction with Natomas Middle School, on January 22, 2016. You can read more about our DP authorization here.

Scholars is an honors program to prepare students in grades 9 and 10 for the rigors, breadth and depth of the IB Diploma Programme. Students apply to be part of the program and are scheduled in accelerated classes taught by IB-trained teachers.

Applications for the Class of 2024 opened on November 15 and are due by January 31, 2020. There is a “how to” document in the application forms section, and the application link is at the right. If you’re interested in applying for the Scholars Class of 2023 or taking IB Diploma Programme courses as part of the Class of 2022, please email first for information. Notifications of acceptance will go out in March 2020.

Please note that there is a separate enrollment process for Inderkum that also needs to be completed in order for your student to be considered for Scholars/IB. Please review this chart carefully to learn the required steps to complete your student’s enrollment.

For further information, see the flyers available below. If you have questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected]

Information for Prospective & Current Students

IB Flyer, IHS Specifics

This flyer shows the course sequence for Scholars and Diploma Programme students.

IB Flyer, General Info

A short version of the history, structure and requirements of IB.

IB DP 101 for Sophomores

This is the presentation given for families of Sophomore Scholars on 2/26/19. It has an overview of all the components of the IB Diploma Programme which may be of interest to anyone trying to learn more about how it works or make the decision about full Diploma versus Certificates. It also includes some information about MYP rubric grading and the pathway to get to college. The link above is for the google slides, or you can view it as a PDF. We had two handouts, one useful for course planning and the other with some information about upcoming meetings with counselors plus our math  course sequences.

IB Pathway for Freshmen

This is the presentation given for families of Freshmen Scholars on 2/26/19. It has a information to help students as they transition to 10th grade and a brief overview of the IB Diploma Programme for planning ahead. It also includes some information about MYP rubric grading and the pathway to get to college. The link above is for the google slides, or you can view it as a PDF. We had a handout with information about what’s happened in student meetings with counselors so far as well as our math course sequences.

Scholars Student Resources 2017-18

This handout from the tells how to contact teachers and when their office hours occur. It also has study tips for students. It has not been updated with teacher information recently.

IB Testing Schedule 2019 (2020 schedule pending)
This schedule shows the dates, locations and starting/ending times for our exams. The numbers indicate how many students are taking each exam.
IB world school logo

Inderkum High School

Ms. Downing
IB DP & Scholars Coordinator


Student Application

Teacher Recommendations — link pending

How to Apply to the Scholars (IB) Program   Updated link pending. Here are further instructions as well as reminder slips you can give to your teachers when requesting recommendations.

2020-2021 Application 

Updated link pending. PDF version. Online application is preferred, using link above.

IB Gala 2020 Tickets will be posted for sale once available

For Current Scholars & DP

ManageBac Inderkum
ManageBac MYP Manual