How to Apply
Complete the application carefully and pay close attention to the dates. There is one application for all students interested in applying, and one commitment form for those who are students at WCMS. Please select the proper google form.
In district (SJUSD) students
Acceptance letters will be mailed by Mid-January if turned in by the due date.
Out of district students
Acceptance letters will be mailed by the end of February if turned in by the due date.
Inter-district transfers can be completed once the acceptance letter is received and must be completed by March 2023.
For Churchill Middle School Students: Click here for the Commitment form for the 2023-24 School year
In SJUSD and Transfers from out of SJUSD Students Click on this link for the IBMYP Application for 2023-34 school year
» Click here for more information on IB Diploma/Certificate requirements or the IB Handbook at the IB Parents Organization.
Churchill IB Middle Years Program Students
The student must be earning A's and B's in the Churchill IB Middle Years program. You will receive an application to the Mira Loma MYP/IB program from your school in November. Applications are due in December (see the application for exact dates).» Click here for more information on IB Diploma/Certificate requirements or the IB Handbook at the IB Parents Organization.
Churchill IB Middle Years Program Students
The student must be earning A's and B's in the Churchill IB Middle Years program. You will receive an application to the Mira Loma MYP/IB program from your school in November. Applications are due in December (see the application for exact dates).
Other San Juan School District Middle School Students
Applications are due in December (see the application for exact dates). Students who have been successful in their Middle School's HA or Honors Program will be admitted to the IB MYP Program. For students who are not currently in an honors program to be eligible for the Mira Loma MYP/IB program, students must have A’s and B’s and score in the 85th percentile or higher on standardized testing such as the STAR. Students accepted into the program will be sent a letter of acceptance. You will be automatically enrolled at Mira Loma and placed in the IB program. If Mira Loma is NOT your home school, your spot at your home school will be transferred to Mira Loma. You will not be able to return to your home school until next year.
Private School Students Residing in San Juan District
The same process applies to all residents in the SJUSD regardless whether you attend a SJUSD school or private school. Refer to the previous section, Other San Juan School District Middle School Students for details.
Applications for the MYP/IB program are available on this website. To qualify for admission to the program, students should have A's and B's in the most challenging courses available to them and should score in the 85th percentile or higher on standardized testing such as the Stanford tests. It is important for the student to talk with their current math teacher to determine their current level. Applications are due in February (see application for exact dates). An acceptance letter will be sent to the family so that they can begin the inter-district transfer process. There is usually a class registration night in March for incoming students.
Inter-District Transfer Process
Once you have received your acceptance letter from the Mira Loma MYP/IB program, you need to take it to your home school district office and fill out an Inter-District Transfer Request. You need to begin this paperwork as soon as you receive the acceptance letter because it may take several weeks to complete the approvals. Some school districts give immediate approval, but many do not. You should receive a copy of the approval in the mail. This approval may be forwarded to the SJUSD offices by your home school district, or they may ask you to hand-carry the approval to the SJUSD offices. It is important to ask who is responsible (you or the school district) for getting the approval to the SJUSD offices in order to avoid unnecessary delays. Once both districts have approved the transfer request, you will make an appointment with the San Juan Unified School District office to fill out a registration packet. You will register for classes at Mira Loma in March.
Renewal of a Transfer
The inter-district transfer must be renewed the first year you attend Mira Loma High School. Every school district has different requirements for approving the renewal request. Check with your home school district office for a complete list of requirements. When the renewal of your inter-district transfer is granted, you should receive written confirmation. Just as with your first inter-district transfer (see above), you must clarify who is responsible for making sure SJUSD receives the paperwork. After SJUSD grants approval of the transfer renewal request, both you and Mira Loma will receive a copy of the approval. This process can take several weeks and it is always a good idea to follow up at each step if you are not receiving confirmation in the mail.
Every year we welcome middle-school students and their parents to come to see Mira Loma's great classes and programs in action. We are currently choosing our dates for the 2020-2021 school year. Please continue to come to this webpage for dates and times. They are currently TBD.
This is an open visitation for all students interested in previewing MLHS who are NOT attending Winston Churchill Middle School or for those who missed the Fall Visitation Days.
For more information contact Rachel Volzer or call 916 971-7427 x205602
You are welcome to email the IB Coordinators, or our mailing address is as follows:
International Baccalaureate Program
Mira Loma High School
4000 Edison Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821
IB Middle Years Coordinator - Rachel VolzerTelephone (916) 971-7427 x205062
IB Diploma Coordinator - Rochelle Jacks