IB Prospective Students

How and when to apply

The IB application for current 8th graders who will enter high school in the fall of 2019 can be found by clicking hereThe application requires a complete middle school transcript, four letters of recommendation from current teachers, and an application handwritten by the student. We do not require standardized-test scores with applications. 

Please note the open enrollment and IB applications are separate but simultaneous processes, handled by different offices. Be sure to submit complete applications to the appropriate office (open enrollment to the Counseling Department; IB to the IB Department). 

For details on how to proceed with open enrollment, please click here and follow the instructions carefully. The district open-enrollment period is October 1 through January 31.

Letters regarding IB admissions decisions are mailed in mid- to late-January, provided the student has been accepted for open enrollment (if relevant).

Why apply in 8th grade?

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, the Littleton High School IB department hosts occasional informational meetings for current students and their parents throughout the school year. When students enroll on the "IB track," their parents may participate in IB parent events and receive communications about meetings, special programs and social happenings.


                                              Student artists viewing their peers' work at the IB Visual Arts Show

8th grade visits

Thank you for your interest in Littleton High School! Visits for current eighth graders and their parents will begin on select mornings this fall, after October 1. Please check back for dates and the online signup form. Reservations are required. Please feel free to visit our school for games, concerts and other events to get a feel for our unique culture.