San Diego High

School of International Studies

International Baccalaureate World School

Mission Statement & ESLRs



To educate, engage, and empower all students to live ethically in an internationally-minded community.

The School of International Studies envisions an academic environment where;
  • Students learn, achieve and demonstrate mastery of district, state and International Baccalaureate standards.
  • Teachers provide a rigorous positive learning environment which motivates students to achieve.
  •  Parents make educational excellence a priority and actively support their children's education.
  • Stakeholders value and implement ideals of the "IB Learner Profile".
  • Students understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others. (IBO 2007, IB Learner Profile)




Global Communicators:

  • Explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance.
  • Exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems.
  • Defend their beliefs bravely and articulately.
  • Communicate an understanding of the global impact of local issues.


Self-directed Learners:

  • Approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies.
  • Assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.


Problem Solvers:

  • Master the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning.
  • Exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems.


Collaborative Workers:

  • Work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
  • Function well in diverse settings.
  • Work in teams to understand and analyze contemporary issues from multiple perspectives.


Technology Users:

  • Apply technology to support work and career demands.
  • Use multiple Information Technology (IT) platforms and various software programs.
  • Use technology responsibly and ethically.


Effective Citizens:

·        Take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

  • Understand and appreciate their own culture and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities.
  • Have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Reference: IBO 2007, IB Learner Profile
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