Prospective Students

Applying to Midlothian’s IB Programme?

The steps provided below are intended for county residents, and those that are districted for Midlothian's IB Programme (Clover Hill, James River, Monacan, Midlothian). If your family is moving into the area from another school district, please contact the IB Coordinator and Midlothian High School Counseling Department for details on how to submit transcripts, applications, and recommendations.

Step 1: Choose your Specialty Centers (for county residents)

There are Specialty Center Open Houses that are occurring all the way into November (see Specialty Center Event Calendar 2018-2019). We want you to find out as much information as possible about the different Specialty Centers you are interested in so that you feel comfortable in deciding the Specialty Center Programmes to which you plan to apply.

Step 2: Eighth grade applicants complete and submit a CCPS Specialty Center Application and request Teacher Recommendations

You will apply to Midlothian’s IB Programme and any other Specialty Centers from the same application. You should request recommendations from two of your 7th or 8th grade teachers (from two different academic subjects). Your application is due to your school counseling office by December 1st. Note: Students who currently attend a private school will submit documents to their home middle school. Current 9th Grade Midlo HS students may request recommendations from any of their current or past teachers and will submit documents to the Midlo IB Office.

Midlothian High School ninth and tenth grade applicants complete and submit the Midlothian Application and request your Teacher Recommendations. You should request recommendations from two of your high school level teachers (from two different academic subjects). Your application is due to the IB Office by Friday, November 30th .

Step 3: Attend the Midlothian IB Interview Day

The event will be held at Midlothian High School on Saturday, February 16th, 9:00 a.m. All students that apply to Midlothian’s IB Programme will participate in the Interview Day where they will complete a group interview, math assessment, and writing prompt. The results of the Interview Day are not meant to be a rigid admissions test. The purpose is to give us additional information to help us to gain a better perspective of you as an applicant.

Step 4: Midlothian’s IB Programme will mail out its acceptance letters in early March

Step 5: Students offered admission to Midlothian’s IB Programme are invited to attend the IB Shadow Day

Shadow Days are held during the middle of March. This will be a time for you to spend a day here at Midlothian High School with a current high school student. This is a great way for students to speak in depth with current IB students and also experience what a day would be like in the IB Programme here at Midlothian High School.

Step 6: Students offered admission have until March 22nd to decide whether they will accept the opportunity to join Midlothian’s IB Programme!

If you have questions, feel free to contact Mr. Spewak the IB Programme Coordinator, at

We hope this information has been helpful. Good luck as you make the important decisions as to which Specialty Centers to apply to and which to ultimately choose. We feel strongly in the unique opportunities available to you in Midlothian’s IB programme and we look forward to supporting you in the future.