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 2023 opened on November 15 and were due by February 15, 2019. 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 2022 or taking IB Diploma Programme courses as part of the Class of 2021, please email first for information. While the application deadline has passed, students may still be considered if there is room, though likely they will go on a wait list.
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 2/26/19. 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 This schedule shows the dates, locations and starting/ending times for our exams. The numbers indicate how many students are taking each exam.
How to Apply to the Scholars (IB) Program Here are further instructions as well as reminder slips you can give to your teachers when requesting recommendations.2019-20 Application
PDF version. Online application is preferred, using link above.