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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 online application. The admissions process also will include:

  • A personal interview
  • Teacher recommendations
  • A review of school transcripts and grades

 

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. Interested students must complete an online application 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 must complete the online application and provide unofficial transcripts. Current math and language arts teachers will be contacted to submit teacher recommendations.

IB Prep applicants living outside the Sandia attendance area desiring a transfer to attend Sandia must submit a completed online application by February 1st to be eligible for the IB Prep Transfer Lottery held in February. Selected students will be notified in late February. Students requiring a transfer to attend Sandia must also apply for a transfer with APS in addition to completing the online IB Prep Application.

*Students living outside the Sandia attendance area who received a transfer to attend Sandia for the purposes of joining the IB Prep Program and fail to enroll in the IB Diploma Program are required to meet with program coordinators for an exit interview to remain in good standing with their transfer status.* 

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 Diploma Coordinator
Contact Rita Martinez  Rita Martinez (505) 294-1511 ex: 30312 IB Teacher / IB Prep Coordinator
IB Prep Application
IB Diploma Program Application
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