Welcome to the Dakota Ridge IB Programme Admissions Page! Below you will find all of the information you will need to complete the application process, starting with a timeline of important dates.

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Important Dates
Below are important dates for current 8th graders (Class of 2024) and their families who are interested in applying for the DRHS Pre-IB Program for the 2020-2021 school year:
  • IB Information Nights for Interested 8th graders and their families: November 14, 2019 -OR- January 8, 2020 in the DRHS Library
  • Applications due for current DRHS 9th and 10th graders: No later than 3:00pm on Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Applications due for current 8th graders (Class of 2024): No later than 3:00pm on Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance into the Dakota Ridge Pre-IB Program by Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Welcome Fest for all students admitted into the DRHS Pre-IB program: Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 6:30pm in the DRHS Library

Documents Required for Admission
The success of students in the IB Programme is the utmost importance at Dakota Ridge. The following criteria will improve a student's potential for success in the Dakota Ridge Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Complete the online application here

Performance Record
Print a copy of your most recent report card/transcript and attendance record. Although grades are not the one and only determinant, grades indicate a student's effort in the classroom. Along with grades, regular attendance is also vital to success in a challenging academic program. Please attach your transcript and attendance record to your application packet.

Short Answer Responses and IB Learner Profile Activity 
Questions and IB Learner Profile Activity are here

Teacher Recommendations
Students will need to request recommendations from their current English and math teachers to support their candidacy for the IB Programme. "Extra" recommendations will not be regarded. Students will need to print the two recommendation forms. Download and print the forms here

Acknowledgement of Rigor and Statement of Intent
Dakota Ridge Pre-IB students take Honors or AP courses in preparation for the IB Diploma Programme in their junior and senior years. Due to the rigor, it is understandable that some students may choose to opt out of the IB Programme. All Pre-IB and IB students are responsible for finishing a semester in all of their Honors/AP/IB courses. Schedule changes MUST be made prior to the start of a semester. This policy will go into effect once a candidate has been accepted into the DRHS Pre-IB or IB Programme. Download and print the form here.

Enrolling in Dakota Ridge's IB Program
The final step in the application process is enrolling through Jeffco Connect. To complete enrollment, follow the information and steps here. Be sure to select "Dakota Ridge High School International Baccalaureate Program" when enrolling.

Student Checklist of Admission Requirements

Students must have ALL of the following to be considered:
The following components MUST be submitted TOGETHER to Dakota Ridge High School by the required due dates:
  • Transcript and attendance records submitted 
  • Short answer responses and IB Learner Profile activity
  • Student and Parent/Guardian signatures on the Acknowledgement of Rigor and Statement of Intent
  • 2 positive Teacher Recommendations (from current English and math teachers)
Questions? Don't hesitate to contact Holly Davis, DRHS IB Coordinator, at

Link to online IB application:

Click here to access the online IB application.