Prospective IB Students

  • IB

    January Testing for 8th graders 

    These entrance exams are for students interested in applying to the Sonora High School IB Program that do not attend one of the district feeder schools. This includes all private schools and out of district students. There is no pre-registration required. Students will register on the day of exams. Please choose one of the following dates:

    Saturday, January 11, 2020.
    Saturday, January 25, 2020. 
    Exam Time 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Suggested Arrival Time- 7:30 a.m.

    Location: Sonora High School Rooms 361 and 362

    Feeder School Students- If your child attends one of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District feeder schools, the entrance exam is not taken. These students will complete the application process for the IB Program, and applications will be available online, distributed at feeder schools, and available at Open House.

    For more information, please email IB coordinator, Shannon Appenrodt at

     Tours for Prospective Students and Families

    • Tours are conducted by our principal, Dr. Adam Bailey. Participating in a tour is an excellent way to get an in-depth look at Sonora High School and ask important questions. Participants will visit classrooms, athletic facilities, and selected teachers and staff. Families will be able to witness firsthand the rich academic and extracurricular offerings at Sonora.
    • Tour dates are below
    • December 6, 2019
      December 13, 2019 
      January 10, 2020
      January 17, 2020.
      All Campus Tours begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Main Office and will conclude at 10:00 a.m. To sign up, please email Mrs. Zambrano, our Principal's Secretary at You can also call Mrs. Zambrano directly at (562) 266-2003. See you on our tour!


    Sonora High School Open House

    January 23, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

    This event celebrates and showcases the entire campus. Both current and prospective students and families are invited to participate in this event. The IB Coordinator Shannon Appenrodt will be conducting 2 information sessions regarding this program and how to apply to the program. In addition, representatives from all academic departments, athletic teams, and Sonora clubs and programs will be there to answer questions and provide information.

    Notification of Acceptance to the IB Program - Approximately March 1, 2020, letters of notification will be mailed to homes of all applicants. Acceptance letters will include a mid-March registration appointment time. 

    Registration - Several evenings in mid-March in the upper commons.  Sonora counselors, administrators, and program coordinators will assist students in this final step in their enrollment for the freshman year.  More information to come.