FAQs

Are International Baccalaureate Programs offered at all high schools?

No, only a few high schools offer the IB Program. A school must apply to the International Baccalaureate Organization, follow stringent requirements for the development of its IB Program, and maintain these high standards to keep its designation.

What are the advantages of the IB Diploma Program?

See the detailed description of the IB Program and SJHS’s IB Program in the link to Academic Programs.

Is the IB Program more difficult than the regular high curriculum?

The IB Program is rigorous and challenging, and completion of the program requires a commitment on the student’s part to follow through with the requirements. The IB Program, however, need not be more difficult than non-IB studies for the student.

How can my student apply to attend San Jose High School?

If you live in the San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD), you may inform SJUSD that you wish your child to attend SJHS instead of your neighborhood high school.

If you do not live in the San Jose Unified School District, you may ask your home school district for an inter-district transfer to attend the SJUSD. You will then designate that you wish your child to attend SJHS to participate in the programs we offer, such as the IB Program.

Do students have to take a test to attend San Jose High School?

No. However, your student will need to supply a transcript from his/her previous school to show that the student is in good academic standing.

What grade can a student apply to attend San Jose High School?

A student can apply in any grade from 9-12. However, to obtain the full IB Diploma, a student must apply no later than the 11th grade and then successfully participate in the IB Program for 11th and 12th grades.

What other specialty programs does SJHS offer besides the IB Program?

SJHA also offers English Language Development (ELD) for English learners and Project Lead the Way, a hands-on program for students interested in working in the engineering fields

What athletic programs does San Jose High School have?

SJHS has all of the typical high school athletic programs, including football, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, badminton, track and field, cross-country, swimming, field hockey, cheerleading and dance team.

How do I get a transcript from SJHS?


To get a transcript, send a signed letter with the following:

- the year you graduated, or will graduate, from SJHS.
- your date of birth.
- the address where your transcript will be sent.
- $3.00 per request.  Cash or money order only No checks.

Mail to:

Registrar
San Jose High Academy 275 N. 24th Street
San Jose, CA 95116
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