Project Description

Jefferson High School – IB Diploma Programme Pathway

Grades served for 2021-22: 9th-12th

IB Diploma Programme Pathway: Lottery grades: 9th, 10th  |  Waitlist grades: 11th, 12th

IB World High School Gen Ed: 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) • Animation, Architecture Design, Audio & Video Production, Graphic Design & Illustration, Health Science, Horticulture Science, Law Enforcement • Advanced Placement (AP), AVID, Dual Credit, Gifted & Talented, Pre-AP, World Languages • Art, Band, Choir, Mariachi, Music, Orchestra, Theatre • Special Education: ACE, BCM, BSC, PBIS

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Communities in Schools

Aquatics, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Track, Cheer, Dance • JROTC • PALs, Photography Club, Art Club, Chess Club, Gamma Sigma Girls, Hayne Society, MJRs, Mustang Cinema Club

District Info Sessions:

San Antonio ISD is hosting the following virtual Live Q&A sessions on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page. Questions may be sent ahead of time by direct message through the Facebook page or by email to choice@saisd.net. Participants will be able to post questions directly to the live chat during the Q&A session. Families are invited to view the informational video posted each morning prior to the session. For more information, visit the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Events page on Facebook here.

  • Monday, April 5, 2021  |  5 PM  *in Spanish*
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021  |  10 AM

School Info Sessions: 

Jefferson High School is hosting Information Sessions for interested families. Spanish interpretation may be available. Contact the school directly with any questions.