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 2025 opened on November 15 and are due by January 31, 2021. 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 2024 or taking IB Diploma Programme courses as part of the Class of 2023, please email first for information. Notifications of acceptance will go out in March 2021.
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 StudentsIB 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 2/18/20. 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 2/18/20. It has 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.IB Testing Schedule 2021 This schedule shows the dates for our exams. At this time, we expect to have in-person exams, but that is subject to change pending COVID-19 restrictions.
How to Apply to the Scholars (IB) Program Here are further instructions plus reminder slips you can give to your teachers to request recommendations.2021-2022 Application PDF version. Online application is preferred, using link above. Enrollment at Inderkum is a separate process from applying to a program. Find more information via this link.