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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.

Como ciudadanos globales en la Escuela Preparatoria Internacional de Eugene, aspiramos dar valor a la diversidad, ambigüedad y al descubrimiento y actuar con responsabilidad, integridad y compasión.

En tant que citoyens du monde au Lycée International de Eugene, nous aspirons à apprécier la diversité, l’ambiguïté et la découverte, et à agir avec responsabilité, intégrité et 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 2015-2016





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:
Jessica Schabtach

IB Coordinator:
Jocelyn Harley


February 4-18 - Eugene IHS Information Nights for prospective students for the 2016-2017 school year (see below for specific dates and enrollment information)
February 5 - Mid-Trimester Grading NO IHS CLASSES/host-school early release
February 9 - Eugene IHS Site Council Mtg, South Eugene, Rm 538, 4:15pm
February 11 - IB Sophomore Parent Night, Ed Center Auditorium, 7:00p (For parents to learn about IB testing opportunities for students during their junior and senior years)
February 15 - NO SCHOOL - President’s Day
March 8 - Eugene IHS Site Council Mtg, South Eugene, Rm 538, 4:15pm
March 17 - NO SCHOOL - Grading Day/End Trimester 2
March 18 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Dev/Planning
March 21-25 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
March 28 - Trimester 3 Begins - B DAY
April 1 - Eugene IHS ART GALA, South Eugene Auditorium, 6:00pm

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?

You might be interested in Eugene International High School!  Eugene IHS is an award-winning alternative high school in international studies for students in grades 9-12.  Located on the campuses of Churchill, Sheldon and South Eugene, our school is open via district lottery to any student who wishes to attend.  If you have an interest in the world, love languages and culture, and enjoy learning in a close-knit, unique environment that is both challenging and supportive, consider Eugene IHS as your high school choice. 

Please join us for any of the special information nights listed below to learn more about Eugene International High School and enrollment information:
South region
·  Thursday, February 4, 7:00 pm, South Eugene cafeteria (includes French Immersion break-out session)
·  Thursday, February 11, 7:00 pm in the South Eugene cafeteria (Joint evening with South)
Sheldon region
·  Tuesday, February 16, 7:00 pm, Sheldon lecture hall
·  Thursday, February 18, 7:00 pm, Sheldon lecture hall (includes Spanish Immersion break-out session)
Churchill region
·  Monday, February 8, 7:00 pm, Churchill cafeteria
Noche especial de grado 8 – presentado en español, martes, 9 de febrero, 7:00 de la noche, Auditorio del Centro Educativo, 200 N. Monroe St.

Special 8th grade night – Delivered in Spanish, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7:00 pm, Ed Center Auditorium


Admission into Eugene IHS is through the online 4J School District lottery process; all interested students must fill out an online 4J School Choice application at: by February 29, 2016.  If you do not have a computer available to you, please contact Lisa Hollingsworth at the 4J District office at 541-790-7553.  Students will be accepted to Eugene IHS based on a lottery conducted at the 4J District office. The 4J School Choice system will notify families by e-mail of acceptance, or placement on a waiting list.

·  School Choice Applications will be accepted ONLINE ONLY at 
·  No paper applications will be provided or accepted. 
·  The online form is available in just about any language. 

·  January 5, 2016: In-District 4J School Choice Application available online at:
·  February 29, 20165:00pm: In-District deadline to submit online 4J School Choice Application for high school lottery
·  March, 2016, first week: In-District 4J School Choice lottery results available, must accept placement within 5 days of email notification
·  March 1, 2016: Out-of-District 4J School Choice Application available online at:
·  April 1, 20165:00pm: Out-of-District deadline to submit online 4J School Choice Application for high school lottery
·  April , 2016, first week: Out-of-District School Choice lottery results available 

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 February 29, 2016.  This form will be included in a special January mailing to immersion families.

Click here to read our enrollment information letter that will be sent in January to 8th grade families in our attendance area. For more information please contact one of our offices.



Our educational needs are consistently under-funded. We are experiencing increasing difficulties in keeping up the rich curriculum that makes 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 30 years. We have several funding needs at this time that include, but are not limited to: updated projectors for daily classroom use, new-updated curriculum materials for our IB History courses, classroom chairs and other daily essentials. Your donation to Eugene IHS would help us fulfill our needs and replenish our funds for the future.

Please consider making a donation now. Donations go through Eugene Educational Foundation and can be made 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 541-790-7744.
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.



Suzanne Jarvis 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.
Please contact her if you would like her to work with your student.
Click here for her contact information.


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


"I never fully appreciated all that Eugene IHS had given me until I stepped into my first college lecture.  I learned very quickly just how prepared I was to be in that type of environment, and how comfortable I was with that transition into higher education.  I will never forget the great relationships I formed with my teachers and classmates, and will always thank the program for developing and cultivating within me a genuine interest in the acquisition of knowledge.”
--Allison Wonn, Class of 2012

"Attending an all-women's college, I inevitably have peers who hail from all-girl's high schools with the traditional ‘upper class privilege’ that comes with the territory.  In describing my background, I am asked what schools I attended before, and surprise is often a response I get when others learn that I had an entirely public education.  I have had the privilege of growing up in a community where language immersion, an IB education, and the term ‘global citizen’ is not only readily available, but considered a necessity.  IB had me prepared to be a competitive and versatile student in college, and I know I will continue to use the skills I gained in high school in the future. Eugene IHS gave us a great opportunity to grow both academically and personally. I found I was able to perform well under academic pressure in college, and make connections across concepts and subjects. The IB has been integral in my ability to truly appreciate both my past and current projects. I think there is a certain skill developed in this program that encompasses both critical thinking and empathy towards other lenses.”
--Lydia Pomeroy-Hale, Class of 2011

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

Click HERE to read more "Testimonials" from Eugene IHS alumni.

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