Frisco ISD completed authorization in the fall of 2020 to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) at Frisco High School. The Diploma Programme consists of multiple academically-challenging courses designed to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills. The mission of IB is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Students in the district's first IB cohort in the Class of 2023 will start IB coursework and additional requirements starting in the fall of 2021.
All interested Frisco ISD high school students, starting with the Class of 2023 and beyond, will be eligible to seek admission into the Diploma Programme at Frisco High School. Students and parents will be responsible for providing their own transportation to and from FHS.
Each November, eighth graders from across Frisco ISD will be invited to submit a commitment form to express interest in participating in the IB Diploma Programme at FHS. Students will be randomly selected for enrollment using a lottery process based on the number of seats available.
Students who accept admission will become Frisco High School students beginning their 9th grade year with the IB courses for the Diploma Programme starting in their 11th grade year. Diploma Programme students would be encouraged to take Advanced Placement (AP) and other rigorous coursework during their freshman and sophomore years.
Learn About Admissions
For the 2021-2022 school year, the IB informational meetings for rising high school students (current FISD 8th grade students) will be offered in two formats - webinar online for our first meeting date and in person for our second meeting date. 8th grade parents and students who are interested in the IB Diploma Programme are highly encouraged to read the information on this website, including the Frequently Asked Questions, and attend an informational meeting to learn more.
8th grade Parent/Student IB Diploma Programme Informational Nights
October 28, 6 p.m. - Webinar format - registration required
November 3, 6 p.m. - In-person format in the Frisco High School Auditorium (parking in rear of building)
Please click on the links below to view information from our 2020 informational meetings.
View the IB Parent/Student Information Presentation
View the IB Parent/Student Information Webinar