• International Baccalaureate (IB) Program (candidate school*)

Students in IB class
  • Overview

    Skyline High School seeks to build an International Baccalaureate (IB) program that creates a better world through a high-quality international education.

     

    Skyline is currently an IB candidate school* for the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) covering grades 6-10. IB-MYP is a curriculum framework with emphasis on critical and reflective thinking and communication, intercultural understanding, and connections between academic disciplinary studies and the real world.

     

    MYP culminates in a 10th grade personal project and certificate of completion of the program.* All students will get exposure to the Middle Years Program through their core classes in the 9th grade and we are working on a roll out for the 2018-19 school year.

     

    Skyline is investigating whether or not it is feasible to become a candidate school for the IB Diploma Track and the Career Track program that is integrated with our Certified Linked Learning Pathways.  The school must evaluate the overall costs, benefits and alignment with current programs.  

     

    The IB Difference

     

    The IB's programmes are different from other curricula because they:

    • encourages students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions;

    • develop independently of government and national systems, incorporating quality practice from research and our global community of schools;

    • encourages students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts; and

    • develop multilingual students.

     

    IB Benefits

     

    • Emphasizes IB Learner Profile: principled, communicator, knowledge, thinkers, reflective, risk takers, caring, inquirers, balanced, and open-minded; gives all students a global perspective

    • Student-centered learning (inquiry-based; self-motivated) puts the learner in the driver’s seat to direct their own understanding of important topics

    • Standards-based grading using skills rubrics (MYP criteria) not points for completion of work (gives more accurate sense of student progress)

    • Flipped classroom & project-based learning (less busy work and direct instruction during class)

    • Prepares students for more rigorous and challenging coursework in their 11th and 12th grade years)

     

    Course Progression

     

    All students in the 9th grade will be considered MYP students.   The IB Framework will be integrated into the following classes:

     

    Freshman Year: All freshmen will take 7 courses.

     

    IB Middle Years Framework Integrated into all student classes:

    • English 1
    • Math
    • Biology
    • Ethnic Studies

    Students can apply to have  2 of the advanced electives.   These electives are specifically designed to ensure that the students are prepared for college level courses in the 11th grade year.

    • Computer Science Principles
    • AP Human Geography

    All students will take Physical Education as required by state law.

     


     

    Sophomore Year: (proposed schedule)

     

    • Academy Courses

    • English 2 - American Literature

    • World History

    • Academy Lab Class

    • Chemistry

  • Faculty

      

    shane.durkan@ousd.org  

    Shane Durkan shane.durkan@ousd.org

    Geometry

     

    carlisa.johnson@ousd.org

    Carlisa Johnson carlisa.johnson@ousd.org

    Geometry

     

    maki.kasai@ousd.org

    Maki Kasai maki.kasai@ousd.org

    Biology

     

    michael.knox@ousd.org

    Michael Knox michael.knox@ousd.org

    English

     

    heather.merovich@ousd.org

    Heather Merovich heather.merovich@ousd.org

    AP World History

     

    xiaojie.zhang@ousd.org

    Xiaojie Zhang xiaojie.zhang@ousd.org

    Alegebra 2

    Math Analysis/Compression