Welcome to IHS!

Transitioning to a new school and community can be overwhelming for parents and students, alike.  The New Family Ambassador Program, a program of the IH PTSA, is here to ease your family's transition. NFAP is a volunteer program that offers social and educational opportunities for families new to the Issaquah School District. The program offers access to shared high school and community resources, as well as connections to established families to help answer questions, offer suggestions and ultimately welcome you to Issaquah. 

If you are interested in being paired with a New Family Ambassador, please share general information about your family by clicking here: New To IHS Family Information Questionnaire.  Shared information will be completely confidential, and only used for matching your family with an established IHS family. 

Each month, join the Ambassadors and friends, taking an AM fieldtrip, along with a lunch stop.  Also, parents can get out with other families and friends to join us for the New Families Monthly Mixer, at Capri Cellars.

If you want to be on the email list to receive information and dates for upcoming events, please email ihsnewfamilyconnect@gmail.com - one of our co-chairs, Cathy Habib and Lisa Hill, would be happy to give you information and add you to our email list. 


Our Facebook group is another great way to get updates  and a great way post questions or to update things related to the high school: IHS New Family Ambassador Program


For New Family ISD Cultural and Family Partnership information, including translation services, academic support, registration questions, English language learner assistance, multi-cultural support, contact Lorna Gilmour, ISD Equity and Family Partnership Specialist.

More information for guardians of 9th graders and transfer students can be found on our newly created New to Issaquah High page, including definitions of acronyms and jargon. 

Thank you, IHS College and Career Center

Karen Stevens from the IHS College and Career Center Specialist walked IHS parents through the College and Career website.  Jen Schwarz from IHS Counseling also created this 11-minute overview of the CCC website .  View the CCC website at https://sites.google.com/site/issaquahhsccc . Curious about Karen?  See her PTSA profile HERE.