School Profile

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School and Community test

  • Enrollment: 1,375 students in grades 9-12
  • Accreditation: Rated at “Performance” level by the Colorado Department of Education
  • Ethnic profile: Caucasian 39%, Hispanic 55%, Asian/Pacific Islander 3%, African American and Native American make up 3%. Twenty-one percent of our students receive English Language Learner Services
  • Free/reduced lunch: 45% of our school population qualifies for this district service.
  • Schedule: SHS is on an every-other-day block schedule with 90-minute periodsand a total of 8 blocks. Every course receives .5 credit per semester. 
  • Post-graduate plans, Class of 2015: 80% planned to continue their education, with 40% to enroll in 4-year colleges/universitiesand 38% to enroll in 2-year colleges and 2% to enroll in trade school.
  • Community: Skyline is located in Longmont, Colorado, approximately 35 miles northwest of downtown Denver, in a mixed suburban and agricultural community. Skyline is one of nine high schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District, which stretches across Boulder and Weld Countiesand educates over 30,195 students.
  • Recent Awards and Accolades: May 2014, Special visit from U.S. Secretary of Educations, Arne Duncan; 2013 Recipient of federal Race to the Top grant; 2013 Colorado AP Legacy grant recipient; 2011 & 2012 Colorado Creative Industries grants; 2010Investing in Innovation (i3) grant recipient. 

Mission & Vision

By educating and nurturing our students in a safe and empowering environment, our mission is to challenge our students to achieve the highest levels of academic success so they may thrive in an increasingly diverse and complex world.

History

Skyline High School opened in the fall of 1978. The name “Skyline” was chosen by students. The school serves students living on the east side of Main Street as well as those students who apply for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and VPA (Visual Performing Arts) Academies.

Attendance Boundaries

Click to view Skyline's attendance boundaries on the district web site.

STEM Academy

Our STEM courses are designed so that students have the opportunity to develop multi-cultural relationships within teams to collaboratively solve problems and to develop leadership skills. STEM students will:

  • Utilize advanced technology and equipment in their STEM courses.
  • Investigate a wide variety of STEM-related fields, such as: Robotics; biotechnology; renewable energy & sustainable living; assistive technologies; structural engineering; biomedical engineering; computer science and others.
  • Collaborate with local businesses and industry through the Skyline Innovation Center.
  • Create an independent senior design project for the Univ. of Colorado (CU) Design Expo, spring semester

VPA Academy

Skyline provides a rigorous, comprehensive and technology-infused arts program that will prepare our students for post-secondary education, careers and other creative fields. VPA students will:

  • Choose an emphasis in Visual Arts or Performing Arts, benefitting from advanced courses in the visual arts, music, theater and/or dance.
  • Work with practicing artists in the community, compete in regional and state music and arts programs.
  • Create a comprehensive portfolio as part of the required VPA Capstone course during senior year.

Gradutation Requirements

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED:   24.5 

  • English 4.0
  • Math 3.0
  • Science 3.0
  • Social Studies 3.0
  • Fine Arts 0.5
  • Practical Arts 0.5
  • Physical Ed. 2.0
  • Health 0.5
  • Electives 8.0