International Preparatory Academy

The International Preparatory Academy (IPA) is specifically designed to prepare qualified students for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme during their ninth and tenth grade years. The two-year program for freshmen and sophomores combines a global perspective within the curricular pre-requisites with the study and organizational skills necessary to be successful in the IB Diploma Programme.


Interested students must be motivated academically and portray this motivation through their coursework while maintaining a B grade point average. In addition, students must achieve the Pass or Pass Plus level in math and English on the 7th and 8th grade ISTEP.  Students interested in the IPA must be academically eligible to enroll in the following 9th grade courses:

* Algebra I or Geometry H
* English 9H
* ICP or Biology H
* Geography and History of the World H
* French I/II or Spanish I/II

Application Process

Application to the International Preparatory Academy implies that a student plans to participate fully in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

For more information contact:
Kaye Pickett or Denise Dunlap, IB Coordinators