• International Baccalaureate

    "IB programmes incorporate quality practice from national and international research and the IB global community. They encourage students to be internationally-minded, within a complex and hyper-connected world." The IB Diploma and Career-Related Programs are rigorous, internationally recognized college-preparatory pathways for highly motivated students.


  • The Central High School International Baccalaureate Diploma and Career-Related Programs are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. Any SPS student who wishes to participate in either program pathway should apply for admission by December 9th of the 8th grade year.  Students must complete the online application process as well as the Transitional Transfer request (found here) for students living outside of the Central High School attendance area, which must be completed by no later than December 9th at 4:30 pm. Non-SPS students may also apply, but must enroll with SPS and apply for a transfer as well (if applicable).  

    The application includes a short essay and should be completed by the student.  Applicants will receive notification of admission status in mid-December.  Late applications will be considered on a space available basis. No late transfer requests will be accepted.  If a transfer is approved, the student may attend Central High School regardless of IB Program acceptance.

    Families are invited to join us to learn about our IB Programs at our IB Information Night on October 18th at 6 pm in the Central Auditorium. For more details about the IB programs and the 8thgrade application process, students and parents may wish to view a short video about the program or the informational presentation from the October IB Information Night.

    IB Application of Intent

Middle Years Programme

  • Middle Year Programme

Career-related Programme

  • Career-related Programme

Diploma Programme

  • Diploma Programme