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

  • IB Lamar School Supply List 2018-2019 Please see attached school supply list. Teachers may add or edit this list! Finalized supply lists will be discussed on the first days of school in class. 
    Posted Jul 25, 2018, 12:47 PM by Andrea Gutierrez
  • Lamar Academy Policies Please download the attached files for information on Lamar Academy's Policies:Academic Honesty PolicyAdmissions PolicyAssessment PolicyInclusive Education PolicyLanguage Policy
    Posted Jun 8, 2018, 7:48 AM by Marissa Sarabando
  • Summer Reading! Language and Literature Hello students, Below, you will find the summer reading assignments for each grade level. The books for each grade level are:English IV (Seniors) - How to Read Literature Like a ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2018, 10:15 AM by Andrea Gutierrez
  • Marketplace at Lamar Academy Join us for a day of shopping, eating, and driving at our Third Annual Marketplace.If you are interested in being a vendor at the Marketplace, please call Melissa West ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2018, 3:06 PM by Marissa Sarabando
  • 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
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Have a GREAT summer, IBers!

2018 Summer Reading Book List and Assignments for English I-IV

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Congratulations to the IB Pi Class of 2018

See the Pi Class Videos again!  Thanks, Elie.

Congratulations to IB Coordinator and Individuals & Societies Instructor, Ms. Andrea Gutierrez
McAllen ISDs Secondary Teacher of the Year for 2018

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

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