International Baccalaureate (IB)


Prospective Students

Experience the Davidson Difference! Find out what makes the DHS IB program excellent!

MCPSS Academy Showcase - September 24, 2019, 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Davidson's 8th Grade Preview - October 20, 2019, 2:00 - 4:30 pm (Information Session 2:00 - 3:30 in Copeland Auditorium, Classroom visits 3:30 - 4:30)

Shadowing (see below)

Coffee with the Coordinators (IB and EPIC) - Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 21, Dec 12, Jan 9, 9:30 - 10:15 am, in the DHS Library


Application Process

MCPSS Signature Academy Applications will be available online open by December 31, 2019. Final Pre-IB Writing Sample February 7, 5:30 pm DHS Main Lobby (upstairs).
Please complete the online application (click here) and come in person on Feb 7 to pay the $25 application fee and provide the writing sample.


What do you need to know about the writing sample?

  • We will provide you with 2 prompts but you only have to respond to 1 of them
  • You will have a maximum of 30 minutes and front and back of one page to respond
  • You do not need any specific knowledge in order to respond to the prompts (they are personal questions)
  • We will consider your score on the writing sample holistically along with your grades, standardized test scores, and resume (as provided online)



  • Why should I shadow?
    If you are trying to decide which school or which academic program is the best fit for you, then come visit and shadow a current freshman ambassador.
  • When can I shadow?
    Shadowing is by appointment only and ends Feb 28.  You may shadow for a whole day or for half of a day.
  • How do I set up my shadowing day?
    Schedule a day to shadow by clicking here.
  • What do I need to know for the day I shadow?
    You should arrive at your scheduled time and check in at the front office.  Wear your school's uniform, bring a lunch, and maybe some change for snacks or a drink.  Please make arrangements to be picked up and checked out at the front office.

We look forward to working with you and your family 
over the next 4 years! 

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Lydia Edmonds
Phone: (251) 221-3084