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 2027 are open as of November 15 and are due by February 10, 2023. 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 2026 or taking IB Diploma Programme courses as part of the Class of 2025, please email first for information once the application is opened. Notifications of acceptance will go out in March 2023.

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.


Please see this page for additional information supporting our Scholars students in grades 9 and 10. Like all Inderkum freshmen and sophomores, their classes are part of the IB Middle Years Programme, but they are more accelerated in anticipation of taking on the IB Diploma Programme. Mr. Olavarri’s November 16 presentation about note taking has been added to this page.

IHS IB Notes

Some of the past newsletters are linked here. If you’re looking for information about service learning opportunities, college fairs, resources, and testing, you may find it here. (If you don’t get these newsletters, check your spam folder and/or whitelist the address [email protected]. The newsletters won’t go through to nusdk12 addresses.) Current students/families should also search for emails from [email protected].

Remind Codes

Remind is a great tool for keeping in contact as most of you check texts more often than emails. You may install their app on your phone and use on a computer, but I highly recommend that within your settings, you enable Remind to send the messages to you as texts. To join, text the appropriate code (including the @) to 81010 or use the code (without the @) inside the Remind app or website.

Remind codes
IB Testing Schedule 2023

IB Exams for May 2023 exams are back to the pre-COVID format. Exact times and locations will be added to the schedule in the future.

2023 IB Exam Schedule This version shows IB Exams only. Most (probably all) exams will happen off campus. Details will be shared closer to May.

2023 IB + AP Exam Schedule This version shows all of the IB and AP exams given by Inderkum. Mrs. Mathews and Mrs. Downing have reviewed the schedules and used AP late dates where needed to resolve conflicts.

IB world school logo

Inderkum High School

Ms. Downing
IB DP & Scholars Coordinator


Student Application, due by February 10, 2023. While the application deadline has passed, we will consider late applications on a space-available basis.

Teacher Recommendations, due by February 10, 2023

How to Apply to the Scholars (IB) ProgramHere are further instructions plus reminder slips you can give to your teachers to request recommendations.

Enrollment at Inderkum is a separate process from applying to a program. Find more information via this link.
IB Gala 2023 flyer

IB Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

Please click here to read more about IB Gala sponsorship and group tickets.