• ib


    Cordova High is the only IB World School in the Sacramento area that offers the IB Career Programme.

    Our school has been authorized for Diploma Programme, Middle Years Programme and Career Programme since 2014, 2015 & 2019 respectively.  

    Full IB Diploma and IB Career Programme Sign-ups for the class of 2026 are now closed. 

    If you are a 10th grade student interested in the Full IB Diploma or the IBCP in Medical-Patient Care, talk to your counselor during enrollment or email the IB Coordinators.

    Please email any DP related questions to Ms. Poland at spoland@fcusd.org 

    and any CP related questions to Dr. Mahaffey at cmahaffey@fcusd.org

    Here is an FAQ for parents.

    Here is a slideshow about our IB 11th and 12th grade options

     The International Baccalaureate Mission Statement
    The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
    To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. 
    These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. 

    The International Baccalaureate Learner Profile
    As IB learners we strive to be:
    We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life. 
    We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance. 
    We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
    We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
    We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
    We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of  view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
    We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
    We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
    We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives - intellectual, physical, and emotional - to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
    We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.