Eugene IHS 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.
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2004 winner International Studies Schools Association Award for
Excellence in International Education
2007 winner Goldman Sachs Foundation Prize for Excellence in International Education

Eugene International High School Staff 2013-2014




Eugene IHS Office @ South:
400 E. 19th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401

Eugene IHS Office @ Sheldon:
2455 Willakenzie Road
Eugene, OR 97401

Eugene IHS Office @ Churchill:
1850 Bailey Hill Road
Eugene, OR 97405

Head Teacher:
Steve Smith

IB Coordinator:
Marilyn Curtis

To be considered for enrollment in Eugene IHS you
must submit an online 4J School Choice lottery application.
(Please read information below)



MARCH 31 Beginning of Trimester 3 - B DAY

APRIL 4 Eurasian Conference
All Eugene IHS sohpomores will attend all day, Wheeler Pavilion, Lane County Fairgrounds

CAS Fair, 7:00pm, South Eugene Cafeteria
The Eugene IHS Parent Group sponsors this special night. Come learn details about service requirements for Eugene IHS, the IB Diploma, immersion programs, National Honor Society, and the 4J Honors Diploma.  Community organizations will be set up at information tables to answer questions and place students into meaningful volunteer opportunities.  Students in Eugene IHS can start earning their CAS hours during their Junior and Senior years.   Click here to print the CAS Fair Flyer or contact for more information.

MAY 5-23
IB Testing

MAY 12
Eugene IHS graduation tickets go on sale
$4 per ticket, maximum of 6 tickets per senior. (Make checks payable to: IHS Sheldon)

MAY 13 Eugene IHS Site Council Meeting, 4:00pm, South Eugene, IHS Wing, Room 538

MAY 27 Eugene IHS Parent Group Meeting, 7:00pm, Parr Room at the Ed Center*

MAY 27 Open ticket sales for Eugene IHS graduation tickets (until they are gone)

JUNE 2 - CELEBRATE IHS -  Mark your calendars!  
This big event will take place on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 from 5:30-8:00pm at the Oakway Center in Eugene. Dine at any of the Oakway restaurants during the event and proceeds will be donated to Eugene International High School.  There will be entertainment on the plaza including the Eugene IHS student Jazz Band and guest speakers. Alumni, former teachers, staff, parents and students are all encouraged to attend.  We hope you will join us!  This event is being put on by the Eugene IHS Student Government.  If you would like to volunteer to help with the planning and organization of this event please contact our Student Government Advisor, Wade Powell ( Click here for a flyer.

JUNE 9 Senior graduation rehearsal, 8:30am, South Eugene Auditorium

JUNE 9 Farewell Assembly, 10:15-12:00, South Eugene Auditorium
Entire student body will attend assembly then attend afternoon classes at their campus.
Transportation provided.

JUNE 11 Eugene IHS Graduation, 7:00pm, Hult Center for the Performing Arts. No PM IHS classes on this day. Tickets required and will not be sold at the door. Seniors arrive at 6:00pm for group photo. Doors open at 6:15 for seating. Note: Eugene IHS offices will be closed on June 11 due to preparation and set-up for graduation.

JUNE 17 Early Release - End of Trimester 3 - last day for students.

*The Ed Center is located at 200 N. Monroe Street. New parents are always
welcome to attend the Eugene IHS Parent Group Meetings.

Please consult your high school and district calendars for other important events.
**Click on the "CALENDAR" link to the right for more dates**



Are you curious about global events?
Do you enjoy considering different perspectives on world issues?
Do you want to make a difference in your local and global community?

Eugene IHS is an award-winning alternative school in international studies for students in grades 9-12.  We are open via district lottery to any student who wishes to attend, and students who choose Eugene IHS value global understanding and communication, exhibit an interest in learning about cultural differences, and are committed to improving the human condition. The school currently has three campuses at South Eugene High School, Sheldon High School, and Churchill High School.

Please note dates regarding enrollment for new/incoming students for the 2014-2015 school year and the the
4J School Choice lottery:

To be considered for enrollment in Eugene IHS you must submit an online
4J School Choice lottery application. Go to
No paper applications will be provided or accepted.
The online form is available in just about any language.

Click here to view informational flyer.
Click here for our lottery FAQ sheet with instructions for applying to the lottery.

** In-district (for 4J residents) School Choice Application Deadline: 5 pm, Friday, February 28
If you missed the deadline you can apply in the post-lottery any time after May 1.
You will then be placed on the waiting list and notified as spots come open.

** Out-of-district (Open Enrollment) School Choice Applications will be accepted beginning
March 1, 2014 and the deadline is 5 pm, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Immersion students will be enrolled in Eugene IHS without the lottery process. However, immersion students do need to turn in the Eugene IHS enrollment form to the South IHS office or the Sheldon IHS office by Feb. 28, 2014. This form was included in a special January mailing to immersion families.


If you have an interest in the world, love languages and culture, and enjoy learning in a close-knit, unique environment, we hope you will consider Eugene IHS.  For more information, please call one of our offices, or visit our website: .

Click here to read our enrollment information letter to 8th grade families.



Some of our needs remain unfulfilled here at Eugene IHS. Help us create a fund to sustain our school and potentially reduce class sizes. Please consider donating to Eugene IHS, through EEF.

In the wake of budget cuts, we are experiencing increasing class sizes and difficulties in keeping up the rich curriculum that make Eugene International High School such a successful global learning experience.
Your financial support can help us continue to provide the kind of education we have
been dedicated to for over 20 years.

Please consider making a donation now. You can donate online at: Be sure to designate EUGENE IHS. Or you can send a check to: Eugene Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1015, Eugene, Oregon 97440. Make check payable to: EEF/Eugene IHS.

For more information go to or call 541-343-6877. Donors will be appropriately acknowledged. All gifts are tax deductible.

If you have any questions, you can contact any of the Eugene International High School Offices.



Gwen Niles (formerly Lusk) is our Learning Support Specialist. She is available
to assist students with Eugene IHS assignments. Her main priority is students
who need additional support with reading and writing strategies.
Click here for her contact information and daily campus schedule.


Eugene International High School, winner of the 2007 Goldman Sachs Foundation prize for Excellence in International Education, began 27 years ago in the Eugene School District. 
The school celebrated by hosting a 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, April 23, 2010 at the Lane Community College Center for Meeting & Learning.  The theme for the evening was “Looking Back, Moving Forward.”  The program included Dwayne Adcock, original founder of Eugene IHS who spoke about the history of the school, former student and Eugene IHS benefactor Brian O’Kelley spoke on the future of international education, and  Halle Shirk, a current student and Project Our Turn creator offered her insights on the importance of an international education.  The evening kicked-off with the Lion Dancers from the Chinese American Benevolent Association and student performances from musicians to dancers provided wonderful entertainment! The event was attended by alumni, retirees, parents, and current staff and students.
Click here to see pictures of our 25th Anniversary Celebration


"Looking back on my experience with Eugene IHS I now realize how important it was in shaping my comprehensive understanding of the world around me. I credit the [school] with teaching me to love learning and my subsequent success in college and graduate school. I felt that I started college ahead of my freshman peers in terms of my writing abilities and time management skills. Plus, it made me really good at Jeopardy.
--Alison (Stark) Leiman, Class of 2000

"Nothing prepares you better for success
than Eugene IHS!"
--Sarah (Withrow) King, Class of 1996

Click here to read other "Testimonials" from former Eugene IHS students.

Student speaking at Pan-African Conference Project Our TurnStudent giving thumbs up on a class project about VietnamEurasian Conference Students in class