Project Description

Jefferson High School – IB: Diploma Programme Pathway

Grades served for 2022-23: 9th-12th

IB Diploma Programme Pathway:
___Lottery grades: 9th, 10th
___Waitlist grades: 11th, 12th

IB General Pathway:
___Waitlist grades: 9th-12th

Head of School: Ralf Halderman

Phone: (210) 438-6570

Address: 723 Donaldson Ave., 78201

School Website

Thomas Jefferson IB World High School has become one of the newest members of an ever growing global community of 5,027 schools offering the International Baccalaureate in 147 different countries. Jefferson has chosen to join this growing international community as IB has a positive impact on students, schools and their wider communities with learning going well beyond the classroom. Its unique and innovative approach to learning means both students and teachers are genuinely engaged with the programs and benefit from being a part of an unparalleled global network. Students are able to participate in international conferences and educators work with their peers internationally to ensure that the IB remains at the cutting edge of international education.

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for the Diploma Programme and the Middle Years Programme
  • IB curriculum encourages students to participate in creative and service-oriented activities, while at the same time emphasizing the importance of reflection on a personal and academic level
  • Students start by taking a mix of IB-prep and AP courses in their freshman and sophomore year and then move onto IB courses during their last two years
  • Incoming seniors currently enrolled in an IB Diploma Programme Pathway at another IB school are welcome to apply for the 12th-grade IB Diploma Programme Pathway at Jefferson.
  • AVID National Demonstration School promoting a strong college-going culture through the development of study skills, time management, and organization

International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Dual Credit, Dual Language (9), JROTC (academic and extracurricular offering), Architecture, Animation, Business  Management, Construction Management, Criminal Justice, Education, Interior Design, Media (AV Production), STEM Computer Science, STEM Health Science

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Communities in Schools, Bexar County Sheriff

Aquatics: Swimming, Diving, Water Polo; Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Track, Cheer, Dance • JROTC • PALs, Photography Club, Art Club, Chess Club, Gamma Sigma Girls, Hayne Society, MJRs, Mustang Cinema Club

San Antonio ISD is hosting virtual and in-person Parent Information Sessions every month! These are interactive, family conversations that help you understand what Choice Schools & Magnet Programs are and how to gain admission. We share important dates and deadlines, tips on how to apply, and resources to learn more. See dates, times, and locations of all District Info Sessions here.

  • Virtual Sessions: Join by tuning in to our live broadcast on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page. Parents will be able to post questions directly in the comments during the presentations, and we’ll answer in real time! Questions may also be sent ahead of time by direct message through the Facebook page, or by email to
  • In-Person Sessions: No sign-up is needed. These sessions take place at our neighborhood high schools, so parking is free. To make sure seating can remain socially distanced, we advise just 1 parent and 1 child per family attend each event. *Masks are required due to COVID-19 safety guidelines. 


Jefferson High School is hosting the following in-person Parent/Student Information Events. Contact the school directly with any questions.

Date Time Details
Thu Oct 28 6:00 – 7:30 PM “Spooktacular”
Family Engagement Night
In-person event: Cafeteria
Wed Nov 10 6:00 – 7:30 PM “Don’t Be a Jive Turkey – Choose Jeff!”
for families interested in attending Jefferson HS
“Turkey Trot to Success”
Family Engagement Night for current Jefferson families

Both are in-person events: Cafeteria
*Spanish interpretation will be available at this event.

Wed Dec 8 6:00 – 7:30 PM “That’s a Wrap – Choose Jeff!”
for families interested in attending Jefferson HS
In-person event: SUB off Cafeteria
*Spanish interpretation will be available at this event.
Wed Dec 15 6:00 – 7:30 PM “‘Tis the Season to Unite!”
AVID & IB Family Engagement Night for current Jefferson families
In-person event: Cafeteria
Tue Jan 19 6:00 – 7:30 PM “We’ll Make Your Dreams Come True – Choose Jeff!”
for families interested in attending Jefferson HS
In-person event: SUB off Cafeteria
*Spanish interpretation will be available at this event.