Classes begin at 8:00am.  Be on time, and be ready to learn!

A SAFETY REMINDER that students are to be dropped off and picked up on the WEST SIDE of the school.

Parking, drop-offs and pick ups on Jasmine pose a danger to drivers and pedestrians.

Please follow the rules so that everyone gets to school and home safely.  Thank you for your cooperation.  


Please respect this restriction for the safety of members of our student body and staff.


Recognized as an IB School of Distinction in 2017 for Excellence in the Diploma Program Pass Rate since 2003
Ranked #9 in the nation and #4 in the state according to the US News & World Report's 2015 Best High Schools

McAllen ISD has a continuum of IB World Schools offering the Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programs.
Learn about the schools that are part of the IB at Lamar Academy Vertical Team here.

Recent IB News

  • DP 101 Video Did you miss our DP 101 training for Sigmas and their families? Check out our video belowAlso, check out our DP Planning Document here: DP Planning Document Below, you ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2018, 12:49 PM by Andrea Gutierrez
  • Quinta Mazatlan honors IB Volunteer Organization Quinta Mazatlan to honor McAllen ISD student volunteers Students in the International Baccalaureate Volunteer Organization (IBVO) at McAllen ISD’s Lamar Academy will receive a certificate of appreciation as one ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2018, 6:59 AM by Marissa Sarabando
  • Sophomore Parent Meeting: DP 101 As we prepare your students to enter the next phase of their IB education and the Diploma Program (DP), we would like to invite you to an informational sophomore parent ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2018, 1:20 PM by Andrea Gutierrez
  • CAS Project Aims at Exposing the Realities of Human Trafficking Junior, Geena Grajo, has brought attention to the terrible realities of human trafficking in her new video. The City of McAllen has designated January 11th as Human Trafficking Awareness Day ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2018, 12:31 PM by Andrea Gutierrez
  • IB Gear 2017-2018
    Posted Dec 12, 2017, 1:27 PM by Marissa Sarabando
  • IB Students Round up Help for Rockport Watch Daniel Molina's short film on this relief visit to Rockport.
    Posted Nov 2, 2017, 2:39 PM by Andrea Gutierrez
  • IB Biology at the Rio Research Roundup Watch: IB Biology Students participate in the Rio Research Roundup
    Posted Nov 2, 2017, 2:39 PM by Andrea Gutierrez
  • MYP Assessment Please click on the file below to learn more about Assessment Procedures in the Middle Years Program for 9th-10th grades.  This presentation will explain the criteria per course and ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2017, 12:14 PM by Marissa Sarabando
  • Lamar and Home Campus Schedules
    Posted Aug 13, 2017, 7:44 AM by Marissa Sarabando
  • IB Information Meeting for New Students The Power Point presented at the meeting can be found in the file below.  Please call Marissa Sarabando at 632-2825 if you have any questions regarding the information or ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2017, 7:21 AM by Marissa Sarabando
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Invitations for the IB incoming classes for 2018-2019 will be made via email
on Saturday, February 24, 2018.  Notifications will also be sent to the
McAllen ISD middle schools.  Check your emails!

recognized by Quinta Mazatlan, a World Birding Center, as volunteer group of the year!

Thank you to our CAS Students for bringing Kindness Week to Lamar Academy! We are a Kindness Certified School

IB at Lamar Academy Applications available online in English and Spanish.
Click here for the Middle Years Program (9th grade).
Click here for the Diploma Program (11th grade).

Diploma Program's Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) requirements (11-12) Presentation here

Middle Years' Program's Assessment Procedures (9-10) Presentation here

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The IB Omicron Class of 2017

Student Video                   
 IB at Lamar              Academy Profile.    Learn more about  the IB Program  here.

IB Examination
Schedule for May 2018

 Learn more  about A+moments   with the IB Stu-  dents at Lamar  Academy.

Lamar IB Grads: 

Diploma Programme Infographic:  Facts & Figures around the World

Get noticed in your College Apps:  Tips from IB for highlighting your IB core requirements

Get to know the requirements for the DP Creativity, Activity, Service program.

IB Pinning Video:   Omicron Class of 2017

Angela's Omicron Video