Academic Programs

San Jose High (SJH) offers a unique high school experience. We offer a personalized education for our approximately 1000 students through both the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs, our Pre-Engineering Program, and our English Language Development program.

To learn more about our academic programs, please use the menu to the left.  Below you will find a brief description of each subject area.

The Arts, English, Math, Physical Education, Science, and Social Studies, and Technology courses are articulated throughout the school using the IB , PLTW, and ELD frameworks.


Freshmen begin an in-depth study of international literature that culminates in either the senior College Board Pacesetter or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Higher Level English courses. Students write critical responses to literature, research papers, and essays.


Students follow the traditional sequence of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.  Higher courses offered are Algebra 2 with Trigonometry, Math Analysis, IB Math Studies (Statistics) and IB Math Methods (Calculus).


Students follow the traditional sequence of Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.  Higher courses offered are IB Biology Higher Level, IB Chemistry Higher Level, and IB Physics Higher Level.

Social Studies

Students study Ancient Cultures, World History, U.S. History, Economics, and Government.  11th-12th graders may study IB History of the Americas Higher Level, Economics Standard Level, or advanced university preparation courses studying the history, governments and economics of the Americas.