Academic Overview

Academic Overview

Skyline High School is the flagship IBM P-TECH school in the western United States. In collaboration with IBM and Front Range Community College, students in P-TECH graduate with a St. Vrain diploma, and an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Front Range Community College at no cost to the student. In addition, Skyline’s STEM Academy offers a wide-variety of topics including robotics, biomechanics, renewable energy, engineering, and computer science. Students can earn acceptance to CU’s College of Engineering in addition to a STEM Certificate. The Visual and Performing Arts Academy (VPA) offers classes in visual arts, music, drama, dance, and students receive a VPA Certificate upon completion of a Capstone project. 

Academic Highlights

  • Home of St. Vrain’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) academies with nearly 400 accepted students
  • Students who participate in Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) graduate in four to six years with a high school diploma from St. Vrain Valley Schools and an Associate of Applied Science degree from Front Range Community College, at no cost to the student; students receive mentorships and are eligible for paid internships during high school and job interviews upon graduation with IBM
  • Falcon -Tech and the Innovation Center were awarded the Colorado Succeeds Prize for Excellence in Tech-Enabled Learning
  • Guaranteed admissions agreement for qualified STEM graduates to the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder
  • Strong business partnerships throughout the community provide resources, expertise, and opportunities for students
  • Skyline partners with the district’s Innovation Center, where students can work on research and development projects that will prepare them for future careers in STEM
  • Skyline offers world languages including French and Spanish
  • Students have received state and national recognition, including Boettcher Scholarships, Daniels Scholarships, and National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists
  • Skyline was named as a 2020 Best High School by the US News & World Report
  • After-school academic assistance is offered