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Eligibility and Admission

What type of students should apply for the IB Diploma Program?

  • Highly motivated students
  • Students with proven academic success
  • Students who are intellectually curious
  • Students who are ready to to be pushed to their academic limit

Interested students will be asked to fill out an application. The admissions process also will include:

  • A personal interview
  • Teacher recommendations
  • A review of the Fall PSAT*
  • A review of school transcripts and grades

*Applications from students who haven't taken the PSAT or who currently are enrolled in an IB program will be reviewed on an individual basis.

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International Baccalaureate

Enrollment Information

Sandia’s IB program is open to all high school students in the area as well as surrounding private school students. Students will be required to provide PSAT scores and teacher recommendations, and participate in a personal interview prior to admittance.

Diploma Programme

IB Preparatory Program

To succeed in IB, students must be dedicated learners. To facilitate this, we encourage students to enroll in our IB Preparatory Program during the freshman and sophomore years. Students who have completed that program successfully will advance to the Diploma Program in their junior year. To apply for the IB Preparatory Program students will submit a transcript and three teacher recommendations.

*Students living outside the Sandia attendance area may be granted a transfer to Sandia based on their admittance to the IB program. Any student who receives such a transfer and fails to enroll in the IB Program will not be allowed to enroll at Sandia High School

Course Offerings

Check the Course Catalog for complete program Descriptions.

  • IB Language and Literature HL - Year 1 & 2
  • IB French SL - Year 1 & 2
  • IB French Ab Initio - Year 1 & 2
  • IB Spanish SL - Year 1 & 2
  • IB Spanish HL - Year 1 & 2
  • IB History HL - History of the Americas - Year 1
  • IB World Topics - Year 2
  • IB Biology SL - Year 1 & 2
  • IB Biology HL - Year 1 & 2
  • IB Chemistry SL - Year 1 & 2
  • IB Chemistry HL - Year 1 & 2
  • IB Mathematics HL - Year 1 & 2
  • IB Music SL - Year 1 & 2
  • IB Music HL - Year 1 & 2
  • IB Visual Arts SL - Year 1 & 2
  • IB Visual Arts HL - Year 1 & 2
  • IB Theory of Knowledge - Year 1 & 2
  • IB Sports, Exercise, and Health Science SL - Year 1 & 2
  • IB Business Management SL - Year 1 & 2
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IB Program Contacts
Contact Derek Maestas  Derek Maestas (505) 294-1511 ex: 30302 Math/IB Teacher
Contact Rita Martinez  Rita Martinez (505) 294-1511 ex: 30312 IB Teacher / IB Prep Coordinator
IB Program Application
IB Prep Application
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