The International College Advancement Program (ICAP) is a rigorous, college preparatory program for freshman and sophomore students. It is intended to prepare students who plan to pursue our International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in their junior and senior years. This curriculum has an international flavor that emphasizes critical thinking, analysis and skillful written communication. ICAP classes are vertically aligned with the IB curriculum. We offer English I ICAP in the 9th grade and English II ICAP, Modern European History ICAP, Spanish 2/3 ICAP and French 2/3 ICAP in the 10th grade. Students are recommended to take the ICAP preparatory course in order to be prepared for the IB course in that subject. Please note that a native Spanish speaker would be in our Native Speaker program which also feeds into IB. Also, the other IB subjects (science, math, and electives) do not have a specific ICAP preparatory class. Instead students will be prepared for IB by participating in our college preparatory courses (like Algebra, Geom, Alg II/Trig, Bio, Chem, Physics etc.).
For a student to pursue the IB Diploma the student must:
We are an IB School open to ALL
Our motto is We Are IB
In line with the IB Mission, Sequoia’s IB program is open to all students.
Goal: ICAP/IB courses reflect the larger diverse student population.
The more students participating in the program, the more perspectives are brought to the class discussions, making the class more enriching for all students.
Sequoia's IB Mission
Sequoia strives to have all students prepared for university and thus, we hope all students participate in the IB program.
Sequoia hopes all students take at least 1 IB class before they graduate
Sequoia strives for IB to be open, welcoming and accessible for all
Sequoia’s IB Program values all the perspectives of our all students.
Here are the IB courses Sequoia offers organized by IB's six subject areas. A full Diploma student must have one course from each subject area with a minimum of three at the HL level. Click on the link below to view.