Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 03:10 PM
School leader Patricia Cava
District San Diego Unified School District
Transportation options Yes


Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Virtual school
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Our approach is "online/blended" learning, which means a combination of online and face-to-face instruction. Our students work from home much of the time. Our teachers are on duty at our Old Town campus from 8:00 AM to 3:10 PM every school day. Students come in for help whenever needed, as well as for weekly classes for science lab, math lab, P.E., art, and ASB. Students come in for proctored exams. ASB provides ongoing activities for peer socialization, including community service projects.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject


Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
AP Classes
including: United States History
including: Spanish
Music None
Performing & written arts None
Career and Tech programs None
Media arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
World languages taught French
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None
AP classes offered Calculus AB
Calculus BC
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
French Language and Culture
Human Geography
Spanish Language and Culture
United States Government and Politics
United States History
World History


including: Computer lab
Facilities Art room
College / career center
Computer lab
Performance stage
Science lab
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Special education program details An IEP meeting is required before students with IEPs may enroll in an independent study program, per state education code. The iHigh counselor must attend the meeting to ensure that the online program has the capacity to meet student needs. iHigh also serves a number of students who have experienced attendance issues due to physical or mental health challenges.
English Language Learner program details Most of our English Learners are 11th and 12th graders who have been reclassified as Fluent English Proficient. Students should be reading and writing at least at the ninth grade level to be able to access the online curriculum. Transcripts of the instructional videos are available in 18 languages.

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Student diversity

  This school
Hispanic 50%
White 30%
Two or more races 10%
Filipino 5%
Black 5%
Asian 0%
Pacific Islander 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school
Female 53%
Male 48%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 35%
English Language Learners 3%
Source: See notes


Girls Sports
Boys Sports
including: Student council / government
Girls sports None
Boys sports None
Clubs Community service
Habitat for Humanity
Student council / government
Extended care / Extended programs None


Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Students typically come from these schools Traditional high school
Parent involvement details Many of our families live miles away from campus and our parents/guardians usually work during the day. Parents receive a weekly email eNewsletter and activities calendar to keep them posted on all school activities. The instructional software provides weekly email progress reports, as well as a Parent Portal. iHigh faculty and staff members are frequently online to respond to parent questions and/or concerns. Parent conferences are held on campus to assist struggling students.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Our district has an active anti-bullying policy. Every school web site in our district has a link to a "Report Bullying" form that allows victims and/or witnesses to anonymously report bullying online. Immediate action is taken, as per district policy.


Community service award MLK Food Drive 3rd Place
Year received 2014
Community service award MLK Food Drive 2nd Place
Year received 2015
Academic award 6-year WASC Accreditation
Year received 2013
Academic award Principal won CUE Platinum Disk Award
Year received 2013
Academic award Classroom of the Future Foundation Achieve Award
Year received 2014


including: School counselor
Staff College counselor
ELL / ESL Coordinator
School counselor
Special education coordinator
World languages spoken by staff French
Staff details The majority of iHigh teachers hold Master's degrees in addition to state credentials. The majority of iHigh faculty have earned national certification in online/blended learning, including the school counselor and principal.


Transportation details We are a three-block walk from the Old Town Transit Center (bus. trolley).
Transportation options Accessible via public transportation
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Playwrights Project
Partner website Http://


Application/ enrollment process details Go to and complete the online application. This goes right to the principal's mailbox. You will be contacted shortly for an admissions interview to explain the state requirements for independent study, provide an over view of our program, answer any questions, and participate in a campus tour. If our program seems to be a good match for the student, then we will proceed with enrollment.
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Ways to enroll/attend this school Apply to the school
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Students living outside district can apply for transfer
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline Rolling
Application submission begins 07/01/2016
Application deadline 06/30/2017
# of applications received 150
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 130
For the year 2012-2013


Student diversity CA Dept. of Education, 2014-2015
Students by group CA Dept. of Education, 2014-2015