School of International Studies

The School of International Studies is one of three schools on the San Diego High campus, which is located at 1405 Park Blvd at the edge of downtown San Diego. Our focus is international mindedness, and we explore that in all courses of learning. We also offer International Baccalaureate classes along with the opportunity to attempt the IB diploma. Writing is very important to IS and we encourage writing in every aspect of the school. We are proud to be an IB magnet and look forward to creating a new history at our school.


International Baccalaureate

The Acronyms and Definitions:

IB International Baccalaureate
IBO International Baccalaureate Organization
IBDP International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
DP Diploma Programme
IBDP - CORE International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme CORE consists of three components:
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

Advisors:  Kristine Krueger
Creativity Activity Service (CAS)

Advisor: Cheryl Gillette
Extended Essay (EE)

Advisor: Nirit Cohen-Vardi
IA Internal Assessment: Teacher assessment of student work using an IB rubric
EA External Assessment: Assessment of student work evaluated by an outside Moderator
SL Standard Level Assessment(not to be confused with SL1 which is a course name designation)
HL Higher Level Assessment(not to be confused with HL1 and HL2 which are course name designations)

International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) Website

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) Website

  • What is DP?
  • Who is DP for?
  • The DP Curriculum
  • Assessment and Exams
  • Pathway to University and Employment

San Diego Unified School District International Baccalaureate Website

San Diego International Studies 4 Year Course Sequences:

IB Course Sequence Class of 2020

IB Course Sequence Class of2021

IB Course Sequence Class of 2022

IB Course Sequence Class of 2022

San Diego International Studies International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) Overview




Extended Essay Guide 2018 -> (




Description of the IBDP Assessments

Services Received for IBO Fees

Scale of Fees May 2020

EE Student/Parent/Advisor Form - Class of 2021

We have 2 ways to access and complete the form:

  1. Students open up your Google Classroom.

Add course code # b6zvy3o and complete the EE Participation and Consent form.

  1. Students login to your and clicking on the following link and complete the form:

TOK Student Parent Form

IB Cover Letter

IB Cover Letter - Spanish

May 2020 IB Assessment Registration and Fees Packet

May 2020 IB Assessment Registration and Fees Payment Plan Worksheet Packet


Dates and Deadlines for completion and uploading of the IBDP Core (EE/TOK/CAS) - Class of 2020

Class of 2020 Completing and Submitting (Uploading Schedule)

(Please note: ALL IB written exam subjects have 2 or 3 examination dates per subject)

(Please note: IB Film, IB Theatre and IB Visual Arts do not have written examinations in May)

Nirit Cohen-Vardi - IB Coordinator/College Advisor: [email protected]

Cheryl Gillete - ATL Coordinator: [email protected]

Cameron Hord - VP, School of International Studies: [email protected]

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