Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor
Skyline High School—as the name implies, is a striking facility, with expansive interior spaces and a sweeping view of the western horizon.
According to its website, Skyline was approved by voters in 2004 as a part of the AAPS’ Comprehensive School Improvement Program.
A naming committee made up of a group of a diverse group of students, parents, and educators formed. They mulled around a few ideas for what was temporarily called “New High School” or NHS. Some of the early ideas were North Crest High School and Bo Schembechler High School. But the majestic views during the committee’s first tour of the unfinished building meant the students unanimously chose the name Skyline High School.
The school opened in 2008 to freshmen only, and each year another grade was added. The first senior class graduated in 2012.
An important part of the Skyline culture is the Magnet Program, which offers a three-year course of in-depth experiences leading to success in college or the workplace.
For instance, students enrolled in the Skyline Communication, Media & Public Policy magnet will tackle real problems in the Think Tank in 10th grade, produce real projects in The Digital Studio as juniors, and work with actual clients in The Media Group as seniors.
Many extracurricular clubs and teams mean there’s something for every one of the 1326 Skyline Eagles.