Project Description

Jefferson IB World High School – Diploma Programme Pathway

Grades served for 2020-21: 9th-12th

Diploma Programme Pathway: Lottery grade: 9th | Waitlist grades: 10th-12th

IB World High School: Lottery grade: – | Waitlist grades: 9th-12th

Principal: 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 framework 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
  • 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

The District is hosting Choice Information Sessions. Parents, come learn about the Choice Application Process and how to apply for the 2020-21 school year. Light refreshments will be served, and Spanish interpretation will be available. No RSVP is necessary. We hope to see you there! Schedule below:

  • Thursday, February 6  |  9-10 AM  |  Pickett Academy (cafeteria)
    • General information on Choice School & Program options, application/waitlist process
    • Families may apply online or complete a paper application at this session. 
  • Thursday, February 20  |  5-6 PM  |  Rodriguez Montessori Elementary
    • General information on Choice School & Program options, application/waitlist process
    • Rodriguez Montessori staff will be present at this session to give details about the school.
    • Families may apply online or complete a paper application at this session.
  • Saturday, March 28  |  9-10 AM  | Burnet Learning Center (cafeteria)
    • Round 2 Choice School & Program options, application/waitlist process
    • Families may apply online or complete a paper application at this session.
  • Monday, April 27  |  5-6 PM  | Burnet Learning Center (cafeteria)
    • Round 2 Choice School & Program options, application/waitlist process
    • Families may apply online or complete a paper application at this session.