The IB Diploma Program (IB DP) is a two-year course of study during the 11th and 12th grades. Why, then, do we ask 8th graders to apply for enrollment on the "IB track" when they begin 9th grade at Littleton High School?
The reasons are twofold:
First, some of our IB DP courses have prerequisites that students must take in the 9th or 10th grades. By indicating as incoming 9th graders that they intend to pursue the IB DP, students become active in our IB databases where we check their academic progress and course enrollment to be sure they have what they need before they enter IB as 11th graders.
Next, Littleton High School is fortunate to have a very active IB Parent Organization (IBPO) which hosts informative meetings and get-togethers throughout the school year. When students enroll on the "IB track," their parents may participate in IBPO events and receive communications about meetings, special programs and social happenings.
For more information about IBPO, click on the IB Parent Organization tab in the purple box (above, right).