Current York County School Division 8th grade students may apply for the Pre-Diploma Program at York High School. Students should be currently enrolled in Algebra I or higher level math, Advanced English 8, and at least the first year of French, Spanish or a virtual World Language course*. Students must have a grade of B or better in each of those core classes.
York County School Division students currently in 9th and 10th grades may also apply to the IB Diploma Programme at York High School. Current 9th grade students should be enrolled in Advanced Geometry or higher level math, Advanced English 9, and French 2 (or higher), Spanish 2 (or higher) or the second year of a virtual World Language course*. Current 10th grade students should be enrolled in Algebra II/Trig or higher level math, Advanced English 10, and French 3 (or higher), Spanish 3 (or higher) or the third year of a virtual World Language course*. Students must have at least a B average in those core classes.
Applications for these students are due during January of the current school year. For the 22-23 school year applications are due January 20, 2023.
Students transferring to YCSD may apply at any time during their 8th - 10th grade school years. Enrollment decisions on transfer students are made on a case-by-case basis.
Due to the course of study requirements for the IB Diploma Programme, a student in the Diploma Programme may not co-enroll in courses at the Governor’s School for Science and Technology (GSST). Similarly, it is extremely unlikely that students in the Diploma Programme will be permitted to co-enroll in courses at the YCSD School of the Arts (SOA). Such determinations are based on the availability of courses within the student’s schedule
*Students enrolled in a virtual World Language course will need to switch to a two-year IB World Language course in the 11th grade year.
Students - please ask your teachers to fill out a recommendation for you. They will find the link below