The Parent Connect Foundation

was established in 2012 to support the students and staff at the School of International Studies (IS) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program at San Diego High . 



The School of International Studies at San Diego High School is an award-winning IB World School.  While the IB Diploma Programme is one of the best college-prep curriculms in the world, it is expensive and not fully funded by the San Diego Unified School District. Additional support is needed to cover the costs of IB teacher training, IB testing fees, IB textbooks and supplies because these critical items are not currently funded by the district.

As a non-profit, every dollar raised through our annual fundraiser and through donations made directly through our PayPal account goes toward providing the critical support San Diego High School’s IB Program needs to ensure student success.

Parent Connect is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in California.

Your donations went to:



Teacher Training


IB Film Festival


Classroom Supplies


Senior Awards


College Trips


Other Misc. Needs


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

— Nelson Mandela

Your Help

Fundraising and Volunteering

The majority of funding that the Parent Connect Board raises comes from our annual silent auction fundraiser. Thanks to many local businesses, San Diego High School parents, and other generouscommunity members, donated goods and services are auctioned off at the fundraiser each year. It’s a really fun event and is a great opportunity to support the school while getting to know the San Diego High School community.

Last year’s event was our most successful fundraiser to date, with 120 parents, faculty and others in attendance. Over $20,000 was raised to benefit the IB Program.  In a time of ongoing budget cuts, the funds raised by the Parent Connect Foundation are needed now more than ever. We need your help and are looking forward to your support of the School of International Studies now and in the years to come.

Upcoming Events →

Our Team

  • Michelle Livermore, President (Senior Parent)

  • Samantha Boice, Vice President (Senior & Sophomore Parent)

  • Marta Sullivan, Treasurer (Junior Parent)

  • Christine D'Amico, Gala Chair (Junior Parent)

  • Michelle Guarino, Secretary (Senior Parent)

  • Karen McCabe, Member at large (Junior Parent)

  • Alissa Gabriel, Member at large (Sophomore Parent)

  • Nirit Cohen-Vardi, IB Coordinator/College Advisor

  • Cameron Hord, Faculty Liaison, Vice Principal


For a list of current events happening at the school,
check the San Diego High School Education Complex Calendar.