Luther Burbank International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Grades 11-12

School Program

Program Information

Developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is an international college education offered in a high school setting. For this reason, students have increased academic expectations which include yet are not limited to independent reading, independent research, developing hypotheses, drafting and revising multiple essays, independent and group study, note-taking, and personal organization. The IB Diploma Program challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed for students in 11th and 12th grades, is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities. Students who complete all aspects of the diploma program are eligible to earn the IB Diploma. Certificate candidates are those students who are enrolled in one or more IB courses, but have not met all of the requirements to earn an IB Diploma.

Download the IB Profile to learn more specifics about this program.

IB at Luther Burbank Student Outcomes

Students leaving our IB diploma program are bilingual or trilingual, knowledgeable in advanced math and science, understand research methodology, develop and maintain a sense of inquisitiveness, explore a variety of cultures, develop an understanding of environmental issues, and give back to their community.

Application Requirements

  1. Please fill out a Specialty Program Application (available 11/26/18-12/20/18) to enroll into this program.
  2. Two Teacher Recommendations (one from your current ELA teacher and one from another current teacher). Recommendation requests will be submitted through the online application. 
  3. Transcript. This will be automatically sent to the program through the online application. 
  4. Standardized Test Scores. This will be automatically sent to the program through the online application.