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Students in Grade 8

Do you want to be an IB Brahma?
Read this entire page!!!!!  Check back here often for more information.

The Class of 2024 Application for the DBHS IB Prep Program is Here!!


To view the packet of information we provided at our information night, CLICK HERE.

The application comes in two parts.


ALL APPLICANTS NEED TO COMPLETE BOTH PARTS OF THE APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE DBHS IB PREP PROGRAM. Please use the same name and contact information on both parts of the application. 


The deadline for applications is 3pm on February 21, 2020. Just a couple things to think about as you submit your application.

  • We would like to help you with this process as much as possible, but please do not ask our office staff to make copies of your application for you. Taking time out for this puts stress on the many other services we provide for students.
  • We will email responses to your applications on March 2, 2020.


Here are the most common reasons why applications to the DBHS IB Prep Program are denied:

  • The student does not complete both parts of the application.
  • The student does not follow the application instructions.
  • The student submits a progress report instead of a copy of the first semester 8th grade REPORT CARD.
  • The report card copy is altered.
  • The student submits the application without the required essay.


Follow the application instructions so you do not make any of the above mistakes!





Any incoming 9th grader wishing to apply for our IB program must meet the three requirements below. Students who are accepted will be enrolled in courses during their 9th and 10th grade years (prep program) that will move them along course pathways that lead to IB diploma courses in their 11th and 12th grade years. 


Requirements for incoming 9th grade students:

  • Must check with http://residence.dbhsib.org to verify that they are assigned to DBHS;

  • Must maintain a 3.00 GPA in the core academic courses in the 8th grade;

  • Must have completed Algebra I with a grade of A or B prior to the end of the 8th grade.


If you and your son/daughter would like to know more about this program, please plan to attend the information session at Diamond Bar High School on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7pm in the Theater.

Representatives of our IB program, the Performing Arts Academy, and Brahma Tech Academy will also be available to answer questions at middle schools on the following nights:

  • At Chaparral Middle School – Monday, February 10, 2020, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, in the MPR

  • At South Pointe Middle School Thursday, February 13, 2020, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, in the MPR



Which High School will you attend?  Click here to check your residency.

  • If you live in the DBHS residence area you will attend DBHS.  Please apply to the DBHS IB program and follow the posted application deadlines.
  • If you live in the Walnut High School residence area, you will attend
    WHS.  Please follow the application deadlines posted by WHS.  Click Here For WHS.
  • If you reside outside the boundaries of the Walnut Valley Unified School District, you may apply for an inter-district transfer permit.  If your transfer is accepted, you may not be assigned
    to a high school until May. You should follow the REGULAR APPLICATION DEADLINES to apply to either the Diamond Bar High School IB prep program or the Walnut High School program (apply to one, not both). Follow the deadlines set by the school to which you are applying. Once the district assigns you to a high school, you can easily transfer your prep application to the correct school by contacting the IB coordinator at either school.

Attention Students of South Pointe Middle School!
Check your residency (see above).  If you reside in the Walnut High School residence area, then you must apply to the WHS IB program.  Your application to the IB program at Diamond Bar High School does not determine which high school you will attend; the location of your house or apartment does.                
Contact Manette Idris at Walnut High School 909 594 1333 for more information on the WHS IB application process.  

IMPORTANT: If you reside outside the Walnut Valley Unified School District, and you wish to enter the DBHS IB program, you must apply for an inter-district permit with your home district. This process is COMPLETELY SEPARATE from the IB application process.  Please adhere to the regular IB application deadlines and concurrently apply for the transfer.