How hard is it to get into Berkeley High IB program (BIHS)?
We still have a few years until high school, but our child is very interested in attending an IB program. We currently rent in Oakland and would be willing to move to Berkeley and rent there for the 4 years of high school. If we are going to make such a big move however, I'd like to first get a better sense of just how hard it is to get into the program. I've gotten somewhat conflicting information on that, particularly since they overhauled the program a few years back, so wanted to see if people have any more information to share: 1. How hard is it to get into the BIHS program? If you don't get into BIHS after 9th is it even possible to try again, given the progressions? 2. When would we need to move to Berkeley in order to enroll in Berkeley High for freshman year? 3. Any other advice from families that know BIHS, any particular courses or areas he should be focusing on if he wants to do IB in high school? We're at a public middle school in Oakland right now. We had hoped that the planned IB program at Skyline would be up and running by the time we reached high school, but it doesn't seem to be happening.