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 2025 opened on November 15 and were due by January 31, 2021. Though the application link remains open, late applications will be considered on a space available basis only after the on-time applications are processed. 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 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.

Scholars Resources

Please see this page for 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.

IHS IB Notes 

Some of the past newsletters are linked here. If 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] and be aware that it won’t go 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 world school logo

Inderkum High School

Ms. Downing
IB DP & Scholars Coordinator


Student Application–will open November 15 for the 2022/23 school year

Teacher Recommendations–will open November 15 for 2022/23

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.

IB Testing Schedule 2021

Inderkum students will not be taking IB exams in 2021 as we will follow the IA route. Further details have been sent to senior families and teachers of the classes.