Why Should I Take IB?

  • In addition to choosing the finest college preparation available at Sonora High School, students will further benefit because Admissions Offices at colleges and universities recognize the rigor of IB classes and training. IB students routinely gain admission to some of the most respected universities in the world. Most of these institutions have established recognition policies for the IB diploma, granting credit up to and including sophomore standing upon entry. IB Certificate candidates will be awarded unit recognition based on the number of certificates they complete.
    University of California
    Recognition Policy
    30 for 30
    Students who earn 30 points or more out of a possible 45 on their IB diplomas will be awarded 30 course equivalents upon entry to any of the seven University of California Campuses. Since 1987, the average diploma score at Sonora has been 30 points.