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International Baccalaureate

Funding Description

Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated. Funding for this program is now unrestricted pursuant to SBX3 4 (Chapter 12, Statutes of 2009), enacted in February 2009. For additional information, please refer to the Action on 2008 and 2009 Budget Acts Web page.

International Baccalaureate (IB) provides funding to participating public high schools and middle schools that offer the IB Program. Funding can be used to cover ongoing costs of professional development required by the program and subsidize fees for exams for eligible students.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Public high schools and middle schools that offer the IB Diploma Program and the IB Middle Years Program are eligible. High schools that have the highest level of students from low-income families and high schools that have been awarded affiliate status from the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) are given priority.
Other Eligibility Considerations If funds are insufficient to fully fund all grants authorized, annual grants must first be allocated to those schools that were funded in the prior year and in the amount of the prior year's grant.
Eligible Grade Level(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority California Education Code sections 52920-52922
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7286 / 8590
Total Available $1,077,000
Recipient Amount See Allocation formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Each high school or middle school that offers the IB program can receive up to $25,000 to cover ongoing costs of professional development required by the program.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date November 17, 2008

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background International Baccalaureate Program []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsInternational Baccalaureate Funding Results []
Other Unavailable


Program Marjorie McConnell, 916-323-5634,
Fiscal Maria Romo, 916-324-5144,
Division Career & College Transition Division, 916-323-6398 (phone), 916-323-2817 (fax)
Last Modified: July 21, 2009

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