International Baccalaureate Diploma Program


The International Baccalaureate Organization’s Diploma Program was created in 1968. It is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations and it is designed for highly motivated High School juniors and seniors.

Luther Burbank High School began offering the IB Certificate programs for the first time to students in the class of 2006.The first full IB Diplomas were granted in 2007.

Career and Technical Education at LBHS


Luther Burbank High School has four Career and Technical Education pathways:

  • Building Trades Academy
  • Titan Media Productions (in the Media Arts and Technology SLC)
  • Law and Social Justice Academy
  • Urban Agriculture Pathway (in the Food and Health Sciences SLC)

Each pathway offers students the opportunity to explore related careers, learn critical skills, participate in work-based learning experiences such as field trips, and complete internships.

Spanish Language Program


At Luther Burbank High School, we offer Spanish for Heritage Speakers (those who grew up in Spanish speaking households), as well as traditional Spanish for those who are new to the language. Additionally, we have opportunities for students to earn college credit by examination in AP Spanish language as well as I.B. Spanish. Please contact department chair Dr. Elizabeth Villanueva ( for more information.

Hmong Language Program at LBHS


Hmong language is offered at Luther Burbank High School (LBHS) as a world language (formerly known as foreign language). It meets the requirements for high school graduation, A thru G and California Biliteracy Seal. It is open to any high school student who interested in taking it, but most of our students are heritage speakers. Our Hmong language program is the only high school world language program in the Sacramento region that has four levels.

Accelerate Education for Online Credit Recovery


The Sacramento City Unified School District uses Accelerate Education as a platform for students to recover credits by completing classes online. Students may sign up for Accelerate Education courses in order to:

  • Complete credits for high school graduation
  • Remediate D’s in order to be meet the requirements for UC/CSU entrance.

Please contact your counselor if you are interested in getting signed up.