• Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - Code Yellow - Schools and offices are closed. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL only must report to work.

    Today's Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology at DuVal High School Open House Information Session is rescheduled for Monday, March 26, 2018, at 6:00 PM. Please email dhsaero@pgcps.org if you have any additional questions.

    Miércoles, 21 de marzo, 2018 - Código Amarillo – Todas las escuelas permanecen cerradas. Todas las oficinas permanecen cerradas. Solamente el PERSONAL DE EMERGENCIA debe reportarse al trabajo.

    La sesión informativa abierta al público sobre Ingeniería Aeroespacial y Tecnología Aeronáutica para la Escuela Superior DuVal, programada para hoy, será reprogramada para el lunes, 26 de marzo del 2018 a las 6:00 p. m. Si tiene preguntas adicionales, por favor, envíe un correo electrónico a dhsaero@pgcps.org

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program

IB Application Instructions (2018-2019)

This application is for current 8th grade students to enter a Pre-Diploma Program cohort of 9th students who will be considered for the IB Diploma Programme in grade 11 in the following high schools: Central, Crossland, Frederick Douglass, Laurel, Parkdale, or Suitland. 

Once you begin the online application, you will need to finish.  You will not be able to save it so you can finish it later. 

Your first step is to gather the following information before you start the application. 

A.      Read about the IB Diploma Programme in Prince George’s County Public Schools

B.      Use SchoolFinder to locate your IB program school if unsure: http://gis.pgcps.org/schoolfinder/findschool2.asp. 

C.      Write your essay on the topic below.  Save it on your computer, Google Drive, or USB drive. Here is the topic:

International Baccalaureate Learners strive to be: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open Minded, Caring, Risk Takers, Balanced, and Reflective of a global society. Select one of the above listed attributes and describe an experience where you demonstrated that characteristic. (250 to 300 words)


Part 1: For this part, you will need:

1.       Your first and last name

2.       Your student’s ID number (9 or 10 digits)

3.       Your email address

4.       The name of your middle school

5.       Your parent’s/guardian’s name

6.       Your parent’s/guardian’s phone number

7.       Your home address

8.       Your parent’s/guardian’s email address

9.       Your IB high school

Part 2: Student Extra Curricular Activities/Community Service/Awards

Please list your activities below each area.  Include dates of participation and contact information:

MM/YYYY   -  Name of Activity   - Contact person's name and phone number

08/2014   -  JV Football   - Coach Thomas 301 555-5555

a.       Extracurricular activities

b.      Community service


Part 3: Essay writing


Part 4: Teacher Recommendations

1.       First and Last Name of your Professional School Counselor

2.       Email address of your Professional School Counselor

3.       Copy the link to the letter of recommendation and send it to three teachers: 




If you have all the elements above and you are ready to complete and submit your application, click on the button below.




Diana G. Kendrick, Ed.D.
International Baccalaureate Program Coordinator

Academic Programs
Instructional Support Services Center 
9201 East Hampton Drive
Capitol Heights, MD 20743



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