2023-2024 School Year:  For students in Grade 5 and Grade 8 in the fall of 2023, on-time applications closed at noon on November 13, 2023.

    Students may continue to apply as late IB applicants.  Eligible late IB applicants will not go through the magnet lottery but will be added to a late wait list after all of the eligible on-time IB applicants.

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  • Why choose an IB Education?

    IB We believe that every child deserves an education that not only prepares them for college and career success but also nurtures their unique talents, passions, and cultural backgrounds. Our International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive community where students from diverse backgrounds flourish academically and personally.

    Our Commitment to Diversity
    Diversity is at the heart of our IB community. We celebrate the richness of various cultural, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds, creating a vibrant tapestry of experiences that enriches the educational journey for all students. Our IB Programme reflects our commitment to inclusivity, ensuring that every student feels valued, respected, and supported.

    Strong Community Support
    We understand the importance of a supportive community in a student's educational journey. Our IB programmes foster a warm, welcoming environment where families, teachers, and students collaborate to create a nurturing and empowering atmosphere. We believe that every student deserves a supportive network to help them reach their full potential.

    Exceptional Academics
    The IB Programme is renowned for its rigorous academic curriculum. Our teachers guide students through a holistic educational experience that goes beyond traditional learning. With a focus on critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving, our students are well-prepared for the challenges of the 21st century.

    Career and College Readiness
    Success after high school is a primary goal of our IB Programme. We provide a comprehensive pathway to college and career readiness, with personalized counseling and guidance to help students make informed decisions about their future. Our students leave our program not only with a diploma but also with the skills and confidence to excel in higher education, service to the community, and their chosen careers.

    A Global Perspective
    In an ever-shrinking world, global competency is essential. Our IB Programme introduces students to a range of perspectives, cultures, and ideas, promoting a broader understanding of the world around them. We encourage our students to become compassionate, internationally-minded thinkers who are ready to tackle global challenges and create positive change.

    Join Our Diverse Family
    We invite you to join our vibrant and diverse school community. We are dedicated to helping students grow into confident, well-rounded individuals who are ready to make a positive impact on the world. With our IB Program, you'll find an exceptional education that values diversity, fosters global understanding, and prepares students for successful futures.

    The IB focuses on the development of the whole student through the Learner Profile attributes both within and beyond the classroom.

    Watch this short video to learn more about the IB Programme in AACPS!


    The Diploma Programme is a pathway to university and employment

    In her role as Assistant Dean of Admissions at Stanford University, Debra Von Bargen knows the value of an IB education.
    Picture of Debra Von Bargen with a quote, "When we see an I student's application, we are excited."

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