• GRANBY SP

  • About the Program

    Granby High School’s International Baccalaureate Programme has been authorized since 1997. This program is a two-year “academically challenging and balanced program” intended for juniors and seniors who desire in-depth scholastic preparation for college or university. “It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being of students.  The program has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.” (IBO) Students apply for our preparation program as rising 9th graders. Granby accepts 60 9th graders each year.

  • Key Points about the IB Programme
  • IB Learner Profile
  • Course Descriptions
  • Colleges and Universities attended by Granby High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Graduates
  • Frequently Asked Question's
  • Requirements

    Tina LiGeneral Requirements (All high school programs)

    • Rising 9th grader and City of Norfolk resident
    • Positive attendance and discipline history*
    • Strong standardized test scores (must pass all 7th grade SOLs to be considered)
    • At least two positive teacher recommendations (Math, English, and one other. For IB Programme applicants, the 3rd must be a world languages teacher)
    • School counselor recommendation

    *Extenuating circumstances may be considered. The application includes space for explanations of extenuating circumstances, as needed.

    Program-Specific Requirements

    • Minimum “B” average in 7th grade and first two quarters of 8th grade required
    • 1 high school credit in Algebra I
    • 1 high school credit in French, Latin, or Spanish. NOTE: Students with no World Language due to schedule conflicts may apply – completion of prep work in the summer is required 
    • 1 high school credit in science (preferred) 
    • Entrance exam and essay (invitations for qualifying students will be sent after the initial online application is reviewed