The LISD transfer window will open soon, and families have the opportunity to request a transfer to pursue the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. The district will host a virtual information session Feb. 29 from 5-6 p.m.

While information sessions at various middle school campuses have taken place over the past few weeks, the district is aware that families might have additional questions. This virtual information will be provided for all Leander ISD eighth grade students and their families to learn more about what the IB program is, and decide whether it is a program they would like to pursue as a part of their high school pathway. 

While students do not officially join the program until their 11th grade year, any students wishing to pursue the IB Diploma have the option to transfer to either Leander High School or Vandegrift High School starting in ninth grade. 

The IB program is an advanced diploma track that encourages inquiry-based thinking, global mindedness and effective collaboration within a diverse cohort. IB coursework is taken in both junior and senior year and includes the potential of earning college credit and can give students a competitive edge in college admissions. Many Leander ISD graduates have committed to and attended their first-choice of higher-ed institutions, and some students have been recruited specifically as a result of their IB participation. 

To learn more about our program’s offerings, please register for the Feb. 29 webinar.