MYP Parent Information

IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)

International baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate is a non-profit organization that serves students from ages 3-19 around the world. There are more than 4,000 IB schools in the world with more than 1,700 in the United States.

The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to success and build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.

For general information about the IB, visit

The IB framework:

  • Encourages students to think critically and consider multiple perspectives

  • Promotes language development and multilingual students

  • Uses best practices from data-based research to best support teaching and student learning

  • Provides a flexible framework so schools can meet local, state, and national requirements

IB in Natomas unified

Natomas Unified School District offers IB programs for students in grades TK-12.

Inderkum High School is an IB World School for the Diploma Programme (grades 11-12) and the Middle Years Programme (grades 9-10).

Grades: TK to 5th/6th

H. Allen Hight (IB World School)

Paso Verde (IB World School)

Jefferson (IB World School)

American Lakes (candidate school)

Bannon Creek (candidate school)

Grades: 6th-10th

Natomas Middle & Inderkum

(IB World School partnership)

Grades: 7th-8th

Paso Verde (candidate school)

Grades: 11th-12th

Inderkum High (IB World School)


All IHS 9th and 10th grade students take MYP courses and are considered IB/MYP students, whether they are enrolled in A-G courses or in a special program. The IB teaching philosophy provides the framework for all classes, including:

  • Scholars program (which leads to the IB Diploma Programme in grades 11-12)

  • California Early College Academy (CECA)

  • A-G courses

  • Special Education courses

If you would like to apply to be part of a Special Program, please use the links below:

IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Inderkum Mission Statement

IHS Mission.docx.pdf
IHS Mission_Spanish.docx.pdf
IHS Mission_Punjabi.docx.pdf
IHS Mission_Tagalog.docx.pdf
IHS Mission Statement_MC.pdf
IHS Mission_Russian.docx.pdf
IHS Mission Statement_French.pdf