Remaining MYP/IS Visitation Days for 2019-202
Please sign up in advance by contacting the IBMYP Coordinator, Rachel Volzer at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to email Rachel Volzer
November 21, 2019 (Thursday) from 8:15am-11:00am (Cafeteria)
This is an open visitation for all SJUSD students interested in previewing MLHS
Please email Mrs. Volzer (click here to email) about signing up to attend
January 16, 2020 (Thursday) from 8:15am -11:00am (location 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.
- Please email Mrs. Volzer (click here to email) about signing up to attend
How to Apply
» Click here for more information on IB Diploma/Certificate requirements or the IB Handbook at the IB Parents Organization.
Read the application carefully and paying close attention to dates.
Fill out the appropriate application that fits your unique situation, and follow the instruction as to where to turn it in.
MAKE SURE TO ATTACH STATE TEST SCORES, CURRENT GRADES AND A SELF-ADDRESS STAMPED ENVELOPE In-district acceptance letters will be mailed out in January
Out of district 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 2020.
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
If you currently attend any other SJUSD Middle School, you may print the application from this website or pick up an admission application in November when you attend the IB Information Night at Mira Loma. 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 and at the IB Information Night at Mira Loma in November. 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 2019-2020 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.
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
IB Diploma Coordinator - David Mathews
Telephone (916) 971-7476