Vandegrift High School

International Baccalaureate Programme


The IB Diploma Program (DP) is an internationally recognized curriculum available to all LISD juniors and seniors. The DP features a unique academic experience, with an emphasis on students' personal development. 


The IBDP aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. It encourages students to become lifelong learners with a global perspective and open mind. 


The International Diploma Program at Vandegrift High School embraces the mission statements of Leander Independent School District and The International Baccalaureate Program.  

Vandegrift Mission Statement

First, we believe that a faculty with an elevated ability for building relational capacity with students, combined with authentic rigor and a culture built on transparency, continuous improvement, and personalized instruction will produce an exemplary learning environment---this is the signature experience at Vandegrift. Secondly, we also believe that the students and parents need to intuitively feel VHS is an inclusive place; from the classroom to the cafeteria, from the stage to the field, they need to feel that Vandegrift is the best school for their child. Finally, we believe that all teachers, staff and students need to feel what they are doing is important and valued—-that we are all part of a global, professional learning community committed to exploring diverse intercultural perspectives through [honest] discourse and inquiry. We believe in a “growth mindset” and developing leadership in all who aspire. Working at VHS must fulfill our intrinsic desire to make a difference and give our lives meaning.                

(updated 9/20/2022)


Below you can find the recorded IB Webinar hosted by Ms. Magness from November 2023. This webinar was given specifically to VHS 10th graders (and families) interested in joining the IB DP - but has great info for anyone wanting to understand more about our program and its offerings! 

IB Webinar 11/13/2023.mp4

Glimpse into the Vandy IB Experience with our IB Parent Newsletters! 

Recent editions will be added here as they are published: 

September 2023 Newsletter

November 2023 Newsletter

March 2024 Newsletter