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Eugene International High School

Eugene IHS logoAt Churchill: 1850 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene, OR 97405 • 541-790-5225 • Fax: 541-790-5110
At Sheldon: 2455 Willakenzie Road, Eugene, OR 97401 • 541-790-6636 • Fax: 541-790-6605
At South: 400 East 19th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401 • 541-790-8030 • Fax: 541-790-8005

School website

Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 187 at Churchill, 323 at Sheldon, 390 at South Eugene
Head Teacher: Brian Kuzma <kuzma_b@4j.lane.edu>

Middle School Region: N/A

Mission Statement:
As global citizens at Eugene International High School, we aspire to value diversity, ambiguity and discovery and to act with responsibility, integrity and compassion.

Program Description:
Established in 1984, Eugene International High School (Eugene IHS) is an award-winning alternative school in international studies for students in grades nine through twelve. The school is designed for students who value global understanding and communication, cultural differences and improving the human condition. Eugene IHS offers a four-year interdisciplinary humanities curriculum focused on the study of nations, their cultures, history, artistic expression, and political, economic and belief systems. Students who graduate from Eugene IHS will have developed a cultural awareness necessary for international communication and understanding and will receive an honorary Eugene IHS diploma in addition to an official high school diploma. Eugene IHS is a school-within-a-school model located at South Eugene, Sheldon, and Churchill High School and offers students a core curriculum in international studies during half of their school day. During the other half, students are enrolled in an array of courses offered in the host schools, including the sciences, mathematics, world languages, physical education and electives.

School Highlights:

  • An integrated curriculum: Vertical and horizontal articulation (example: geography class studying Japan when literature class reads The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama).
  • Over the course of four years students study aspects of nations around the globe. We create powerful learning opportunities and make relevant connections to students’ lives. We promote local and global community involvement.
  • Year-long classes: Year-long class structure strengthens sense of community. Students build meaningful relationships and lifelong friendships.
  • Established rigor: Eugene IHS is a member of the International Baccalaureate Program (IB), a worldwide affiliation of schools that promotes international standards of achievement. Students may pursue the full IB diploma with examinations in six subject areas or test as course candidates in individual subjects.
  • Proficiency in a world language: All Eugene IHS students must complete the equivalent of three years of world language study in order to receive the honorary Eugene IHS diploma.

School Improvement Goals:

  • Promote our mission and goals as an international school.
  • Continue to cultivate our sense of community, identity and responsibility as Eugene International High School and as an alternative school.
  • oster academic excellence for all students as measured by international standards through the International Baccalaureate curriculum.
  • Prepare our students to become successful global citizens of the 21st century.
  • Support and promote continuing efforts by staff to expand and improve our teaching skills and strategies.

Other Information:
Every student interested in exploring the world is welcome in Eugene IHS!   All interested students must fill out an online 4J School Choice application at www.4j.lane.edu/choice.  Eugene IHS is a school-within-a-school model located on the campuses of South Eugene High School, Sheldon High School, and Churchill High School.  Eugene IHS offers students a core curriculum in international studies in the areas of language arts, social studies and health during half their school day. During the other half, Eugene IHS students can select from an array of courses offered in the host schools, including the sciences, mathematics, world languages, physical education, and electives. If you have an interest in the world, want to learn about other countries and cultures, and want to be part of a close-knit community of learners in a unique environment that is both challenging and supportive, we hope you will consider Eugene IHS as your high school choice.

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