IB Applicants

**Visit https://henricoschools.us/specialty-centers/ for the updated timeline following HCPS school closures due to COVID-19.

APPLICATIONS: The specialty center timeline FY 2020-21 is available at https://henricoschools.us/specialty-centers/.   The online application will go live on Monday, November 18, 2019 on the link above.  Parents must first complete the parent waiver via the PowerSchool Parent Portal before students can access the application.

Private school students: You will complete a paper application.  It must be completed and sent to each center to which you apply.  Parents will need to register their student for the required NWEA and HAT tests in advance.  The deadline to register is January 13, 2020.    Visit Henrico County’s specialty center webpage for more information and the registration link.

 If you are a Henrico County Public School eighth grader interested in applying to the IB Programs at Henrico and/or Tucker High Schools,  the applications made to both sites will be evaluated independently by each school, and the applicant will receive a separate status response from each of them.  Should the student be accepted by both schools, the student will have the opportunity to select his/her preference.  If a student is accepted to one IB site but not the other, the status is non-transferable. 

Notification of acceptance will be online via the application portal on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 4:30. An email will be to private school students to notify them of their status. Students will be designated “Selected,” “Not Selected,” or “Wait-listed.” Students may choose to accept ONE school and remain on ONE wait-list.  The deadline for these commitments, which must be done online, is Friday, March 20.  Private school students may mail or email their paper intent form.  Students on wait-lists have until March 27 to accept an offer from a wait-list.
On Friday, March 6, accepted students will receive an email from JRT with the acceptance packet of information attached: acceptance commitment form and a course schedule request form.  All wait-list students will receive the wait-list commitment form. All accepted and wait-list students are also invited to a tour at J.R. Tucker High School to assist in their final decision making on (date is TBD).   Parents are encouraged to attend with their student.  Contact Mrs. Ellie Harper with any questions (804)967-2320 emharper@henrico.k12.va.us

IB TOURS: Thank you for spending the morning on  Tucker’s campus to learn more about the program offered. If you were unable to attend, check out the IB TOUR DAY PRESENTATION shared with our visitors.

INFO SESSIONS: Be sure to attend one of the four Center Info Sessions offered in September and October 2019: 9/25 Godwin HS, 10/2 Highland Springs HS,  10/10 Glen Allen HS, 10/15 Varina HS.   The sessions will explain the application process and provide a greater understanding of the programs offered in Henrico County.  All programs begin at 7pm in the Auditorium.

In case you missed us at the Info Sessions here are the documents and PowerPoint shared:  General IB Info  Tucker IB Info  PPT   VIDEO

OPEN HOUSE: Join IB students and faculty on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7pm in the Tucker Auditorium for the IB Open House.  Come learn why IB is the right fit for you!

The IB Program at Tucker offers a guided tour of our campus for parents and students.  You will meet the IB Coordinator, the JRT Principal, IB counselor, and visit the campus led by IB students.  This opportunity is extended to selected and waitlisted students in the month of March.  More details to come in acceptance letters.

To learn more about the IB Program, visit–

IBO website

IB Parent Page

DP Testimonials