NPIB Enrollment

We look forward to welcoming the new NPIB cohort and future NHS IB Class of 2025 to our Cougar Nation!

NPIB/IB DP informational meeting is currently scheduled to be held at Niwot High School on October 6, 2020. Eighth grade students interested in joining the Niwot Pre-IB (NPIB) during the 2021-2022 academic school year are invited to attend with their parents/guardians. In the event that this inforamational meeting cannot be held in person an update regarding an alternative will be provided in due time. 

NPIB/Honors courses at Niwot High School are typically undertaken by students who earned grades of A or B in their middle school courses and plan on taking the advanced course pathways during the 11th and 12th grades. These advanced pathways at Niwot High School may include: the IB DP and or any combination of AP (Advanced Placement) and or IB courses, all of which are elective and not required to fulfill high school graduation requirenments. End of the year externally assessed exams and the associated exam fees apply. 

Eighth grade students interested in joining the Niwot Pre-IB (NPIB) course sequence during the 2021-2022 academic school year will be expected to complete and submit electronic NPIB Intent to Enroll Form to initiate the NPIB Enrollment process. This form will be available on this page after the above mentioned informational meeting date. The due date to complete the electronic NPIB Enrollment Form for the 2021-2022 academic school year will be December 18, 2020. NPIB Enrollment Form submitted after that date will be considered and processed on a rolling admission basis. 

Students and families interested in attending Niwot High School while residing outside of the Niwot High School's attendance area must complete the Open Enrollment Application. More information regarding Open Enrollment can be found on the NHS website under the Open Enrollment section of the About page (first tab on the left). This information is updated annualy. 

Eighth grade students who complete and submite the electronic NPIB Enrollment Form to initiate the NPIB Enrollment process can expect to receive email communication from the NHS IB Coordinator toward the end of January 2021. To provide the incoming students with the best transition from middle school to high school, NHS uses the following three categories to communicate the suitability of the NPIB based on the review of the available academic records:

  • NPIB course sequence enrollment recommended
  • NPIB course sequence enrollment recommended with reservation
  • NPIB course sequence enrollment not recommended 

Students unable to attend the above mentioned October 6th NPIB/IB DP informational meeting should carefully review all of the information from that meeting, which will posted on this site befored completing an submitting the electronic NPIB Enrollment Form. NPIB Enrollment Forms submitted after December 18, 2020 will be considered on a first come first served basis and outside of the regular registration timeline. 

Prospective NPIB students currently not attending any of the SVVSD middle schools are required to physically submit their academic records (including middle school transcript, attendance records, standardized test scores) to be considered for the NPIB Enrollment. 

Niwot Pre-IB (NPIB), available in grades 9 and 10, prepares students for participation in either the IB Diploma Programme or any mix of IB and AP (Advanced Placement) courses in grades 11 and 12.

Students enrolled in the full NPIB course sequence in anticipation of the IB DP participation in grades 11th and 12th engage in the following NPIB courses and requirements: 

  1. NPIB/Honors English in grades 9th and 10th
  2. NPIB/Honors Foreign Language (French or Spanish) in grades 9th and 10th
  3. NPIB/Honors World Geography/History in 9th grade and NPIB/Honors US History in 10th grade
  4. NPIB/Honors Biology in 9th grade and NPIB/Honors Physics/Chemistry in 10th grade
  5. Math courses as appropriate to students' readiness for 4 years
  6. A total of 50 hours of unpaid community service in grades 9 and 10
With questions about NPIB and or IB DP, please contact NHS IB Coordinator either via emial: or phone: 303-652 2550.