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Interested in Joining ISR?

Students who wish to participate in the ISR programs at Stratford, Overton, or Hillsboro must apply to be considered for admission to the program. Applications are accepted for rising 9th and 10th grade students. Applications are linked to the schools below. 

If you have any questions about the ISR program or admissions process, please contact the teacher at the school (listed below) or Dr. Jennifer Ufnar ( 

ISR at Hillsboro High School

For students attending Hillsboro High School, the ISR program counts as pathway courses for students in the Academy of Global Health and Science, but can also be taken as electives by students in other Hillsboro Academies. Students have successfully participated in both ISR and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Hillsboro.

Teacher: Dr. Josh Swartz (

Application 2019-2020

ISR at Stratford STEM Magnet High School

For students attending Stratford STEM Magnet High School, ISR satisfies the pathway requirement through the Academy of Science and Engineering.

ISR at Overton High School

The ISR program is a set of elective science courses that are global (do not fall within an academy or pathway). Any student in 9th or 10th grade is allowed to enter the program and continue through their senior year. Students may participate in the ISR program and other programs such as Cambridge, AVID, and pathway courses within their academy. 

Teacher: Dr. David Ufnar (