Parent Connect

SDHS Parent Connect Foundation

Supporting Students and Teachers. Connecting Parents.


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For all things IB, check out our What's Up?, How Can We Help? or Parents pages. Have a look at the Get Involved! page to see how you can make a lasting difference in our IB students' lives. Please sign up for our regular e-blasts on the Contact Us page.

The Parent Connect Board meets year-round, every second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon. Please see exact days and times on our Calendar page. Consider attending our meetings, we always welcome new members!

Who is the SDHS Parent Connect Foundation?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a global leader in international education - developing inquiring, knowledgeable, confident, and caring young people. 

The San Diego High School is an award-winning IB World School. While the IB Diploma Program is one of the best college-prep curriculums in the world, it is expensive and not fully funded by the San Diego Unified School District. Additional support is needed to cover the costs of IB teacher training, IB testing fees, IB textbooks, and supplies as the district does not provide funding for these essential items.

The mission of the SDHS Parent Connect Foundation, affectionately nicknamed Parent Connect, is to support IB students, teachers and programs at the San Diego High School. Parent Connect also operates as a fiscal sponsor for the Towler Scholarship. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, incorporated by the State of California in 2013, which allows us to be more effective in our mission by keeping our expenses minimal. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law (Federal Tax ID number 46-3472051).

As a non-profit, every dollar raised through our annual fundraiser or year-round donations goes toward providing the critical support the San Diego High School IB Program needs to ensure student success.

What Does Parent Connect Do?

• Year-round IB Program critical needs funding, such as the annual Teacher Wish List including IB textbooks and workbooks, IB teacher training or supplies.

• Bi-monthly Parent Meetings packed with information on the IB Program, college test prep, and other important topics.

• Regular Mailchimp e-blasts sent directly to parents to keep you informed about upcoming parent meetings, Parent Connect events, volunteer opportunities and much more. Please go to Contact Us to subscribe and add our email address to your contacts to ensure our emails reach you.

Fundraising which includes our famous annual silent auction Parent Connect Gala and our online pledge drive Give Big for IB!, raising approximately $20,000/year for the IB program, student and teacher support.

• Social events, such as our annual Walk and Talk with Parent Connect in May or Joint Board Meeting in July, to connect our IB community - a great opportunity to meet other SDHS parents and enjoy conversation without the pressure of a formal event!

• Monthly board meetings, every second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon, Meet our Board and see our Calendar for the exact days and times.

Parents Meetings

FAFSA, California Dream Act and Scholarships

IB Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Class Articulation and Pathways

IB Assessments & Testing

Academic Honesty

Get Involved!

Monetary donations / Monthly donors

In-kind donations / Volunteers

Board members / Members

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