2020-21 School Year FAQ for International Baccalaureate

Three HCPS middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, which includes a comprehensive curriculum for students who are highly motivated and who have demonstrated the ability to achieve academically. In addition to a well-rounded selection of courses, students focus on developing a wide variety of skills to help them think critically, organize carefully, communicate appropriately and reflect purposefully.

The IB application deadline for rising 5th and rising 6th graders has been extended by one week, to November 13, 2020 To apply, visit your school counselor's Schoology course and complete the Google student information form link

Fairfield Middle School
5121 Nine Mile Road
Henrico, Va. 23223
Directions to IB Middle Years Program at Fairfield Middle School

George H. Moody Middle School
7800 Woodman Road
Henrico, Va. 23228
Directions to IB Middle Years Program at Moody Middle School

Tuckahoe Middle School
9000 Three Chopt Road
Henrico, Va. 23229
Directions to IB Middle Years Program at Tuckahoe Middle School

To find out more about the program, see the Specialty Center Brochure (PDF) beginning on page 24.

Applications for IB Middle Years Program at Fairfield, Moody and Tuckahoe middle schools can be obtained from your HCPS elementary or middle school counselor beginning in late September. Students who are home-schooled or enrolled in private schools must contact the IB Programs Office at 804-261-6440 for an application.

  • Monday, October 5, 2020: Application materials are available in all elementary and middle school counseling departments. *Private school applicants must contact the IB Programs Office at Tuckahoe MS for an application.

    Thursday, October 15, 2020: Public Info Session/Virtual Open House–Fairfield MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020: Public Info Session/Virtual Open House–George H. Moody MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.                             

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020: Public Info Session/Virtual Open House–Tuckahoe MS 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

    Friday, November 13, 2020: Deadline for receipt of MYP applications (public school students submit to your school counselor; private school applicants submit to IB Office at Tuckahoe MS)

    Monday, November 16, 2020: Deadline for HCPS school counselors to return application part 1 (report cards and teacher recommendations) to IB office at Tuckahoe MS

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020: HCPS school counselors administer the writing prompt

    December 1 & 9, 2020: IB Programs Office administers the writing prompt to private school applicants

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020: HCPS school counselors administer the make-up writing prompt

    January 6 – 8, 2021: Application evaluation by committee

    Friday, January 29, 2021: Application response letters mailed

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021: IBMYP Guided Tours for Fairfield MS, George H. Moody MS, and Tuckahoe MS for Accepted and Waitlisted Students.

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021: IBMYP Guided Tours for Fairfield MS, George H. Moody MS, and Tuckahoe MS for Accepted and Waitlisted Students.

    Friday, February 12, 2021: DEADLINE FOR APPEALS REQUESTS (not accepted and waitlisted students) – delivered to the IB Programs Office at Tuckahoe MS

    Friday, February 12, 2021: New IBMYP Admissions Agreement forms due to IB Programs Office located at Tuckahoe MS

    February 16 – 19, 2021: New IBMYP Student Registration – Contact Fairfield, Moody, and Tuckahoe MS registrars for appointment 

    Friday, April 23, 2021: Deadline to finalize acceptance status if on waitlist for another specialty center.  Students may not remain active on the admissions list (accepted or waitlist) at more than one center.

Contact Information:

April Craver, Educational Specialist, International Baccalaureate Programs Office 804-261-6440