Thank you for your interest in the IB program.  The NEW IB application is now available HERE 
Please be aware that there are new application deadlines.

Priority application deadline has ended.  Requests for interviews will begin within the next two weeks.  

            Notification letters will be mailed beginning March 1st


General application and admission deadline:            March 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM

            Notification letters will mailed beginning April 1st

 Late applications will be considered based on availability after March 1st deadline.

There are no tours or shadowing opportunities for North High School or the IB program prior to being accepted. 

  • Focuses on preparing students for success in college.
  • Increases college acceptance opportunities—many of the United States’ leading academic institutions grant students special considerations for having completed this rigorous college preparatory program.
  • Prepares students for competence in all major academic areas.
  • Results in opportunities for advanced standing or course credit at the college level.
  • Promotes learning beyond current honors and Advanced Placement offerings.
  • Promotes international understanding through a shared academic experience.
  • Increases college scholarship opportunities.


Students will take one IB exam from each of the following six subject areas during the junior and senior years:

  • Language A (native language - English)
  • Language B (second language - Spanish or French)
  • Individuals and Societies (History or Anthropology)
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)
  • Elective (choice of a second science, a second social studies, a second foreign language, theatre arts,or visual arts)


During the junior and senior years students will take six IB exams, three at a higher level and three at a standard level. One exam will be taken from each of the six subject areas listed above. In addition, the diploma candidate must meet the following three requirements:

  1. Complete an interdisciplinary course called Theory of Knowledge,
  2. Prepare an extended essay reflecting independent research, and
  3. Complete at least 250 hours of CAS hours (extracurricular activities that can be categorized as creativity, action, or service).