International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program

How to Apply for International Baccalaureate (IB)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Application Introduction for 2016 - 2017

Prince George’s County Public Schools is pleased to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, an academically challenging and balanced course of study that prepares students for success at college and life beyond.  Students who apply to this highly challenging program should be able to demonstrate:

     a strong ability, aptitude, and genuine interest in learning;

     an intellectual curiosity and self-motivation;

     the highest academic and personal integrity; and

     an aspiration to become a member of a community of lifelong learners.


These qualities have proven to help students achieve academic success:

     Completion of Math 8 Honors in middle school;

     Completion of World Language I in middle school;

     Minimum grade point average of 2.5 in current English, world language, social studies, science, and mathematics classes;

     Attendance in the ninetieth percentile.


A complete application will include:

     three teacher recommendations

     grade reports from seventh and eighth grade

     documentation of extra-curricular activities, student service learning, and awards;

     a written personal statement.

Complete the entire application packet and include all documentation for evaluation.  Type or print your responses to each section.  Please note that the number of seats available for the program is limited and submitting an application is no guarantee of admission. Submit one application per student (either an electronic or paper application).

Completed online applications must be submitted or postmarked by March 14, 2016.  

You may contact the IB Programme District Coordinator, by email at with questions or concerns.


Online IB Application:
If you would to submit an online application please click here.


Download and Print an IB Application:
If you would like to download and print an IB application please click here.  


All eighth grade students may also obtain an IB application from any PGCPS Middle School Guidance Department or an IB Coordinator at Diploma Program sites.


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International Baccalaureate District Coordinator 

Mary Cay Ricci 
Advanced and Enriched Instruction
Instructional Support Services Center 
9201 East Hampton Drive
Capitol Heights, MD 20743



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