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Inderkum High School is OFFICIALLY an IB world school!

It is an exciting day for Inderkum and the Natomas community today. We just received news (in writing) from The International Baccalaureate® that Inderkum High School is OFFICIALLY an IB world school! This all started three years ago with a grassroots effort from residents in our community to offer our students the much needed rigorous programs they deserve. We look forward to building more wonderful programs for our community. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this effort! We could not have done this without your support.

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Welcome !

Inderkum IB Program, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established by parents in the Natomas community to bring to Inderkum High School an academically recognized program. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a two-year comprehensive and rigorous pre-university curriculum leading to an IB Diploma. Successful IB candidates are typically granted advance placement credit at the finest universities and colleges in the nation. This program is administered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) based in Geneva Switzerland and has been implemented in more than 140 countries and 600 public schools in the US, 84 of those in California.

When Inderkum High School opened in the fall of 2004, its first principal envisioned a time when the school’s curriculum would be enriched with the IB Diploma Program offered to eleventh and twelfth graders.  Many community members, familiar with the IB’s prestigious program, were excited by the prospect of IB as one of the school’s small learning communities. However, by the time Inderkum graduated its first class in 2007, and was therefore eligible to apply, new administration, both onsite and at the central office, had made commitments to different programs and populations.  It seemed practical for enrichment and acceleration to offer the first eleventh and twelfth graders the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) courses, which have only recently implemented some standardization by asking teachers to submit and have their syllabi approved.

Rather than beginning the two year application process in the fall of 2007 for an IB Diploma Program, when the school had finally became eligible, the consensus was to continue offering and strengthening College Board classes for the present and to explore IB later. The school has now graduated four classes,  gone through a WASC accreditation process, has a talented faculty, has established extra-curricular activities, a National Honor Society, California Scholars Program, participates in Academic Decathlon, has a growing arts and music program and has a library. Inderkum is more than ready to distinguish itself by providing a program to prepare local students a challenging opportunity to achieve an IB Diploma.

Please continue to explore our website to learn more about how you can help bring an IB Diploma Program to Inderkum High School.

What is so special about IB programmes?

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

•IB programmes are recognized around the world and ensure an increased adaptability and mobility for IB students.

•The curriculum and pedagogy of IB programmes focus on international perspectives of learning and teaching, while insisting that students fully explore their home culture and language.

•IB World Schools must undergo an exhaustive authorization process in order to offer one or more of the programmes, which includes a study of the school’s resources and commitment to the IB mission and philosophy.

•IB teachers participate in a wide variety of professional development opportunities to constantly update their knowledge and share their expertise with colleagues around the world.

•Many students graduating from the Diploma Programme find that it enhances their opportunities at tertiary institutions. The IB works closely with universities around the world to gain recognition for IB programmes.

•The core components of IB programmes encourage students to participate in creative and service-oriented activities, while at the same time emphasizing the importance of reflection on a personal and academic level.
•The IB produces publications for schools to inform and support them as they offer IB courses. It is now beginning to produce material for use directly with students and to work closely with selected publishers and providers to offer material for students. These materials only will carry an IB logo.