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About Skyline High School
Creating a Legacy of Excellence

Welcome to Skyline High School
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School and Community Statistics

Community:

Mesa is a city of approximately 471,825 residents just southeast of Phoenix, Arizona. Mesa Unified School District (MPS) has 6 comprehensive high schools, 10 choice / success schools, 10 junior high schools, and 54 elementary schools. The East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) is available to MPS students for technical training.

School:

Skyline High School is a four year, public, comprehensive high school with an estimated enrollment of 2,688 students. The school is accredited by the North Central Association. At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year the senior class was comprised of 606 students. The percentage of students on free / reduced lunch = 59.115%. The current ethnic distribution is:

Caucasian - 54.0%     Hispanic - 36.0%     African-American - 4.3%

Asian / Pacific Islander - 2.7%     Native American - 2.0%     Other - 0.9%

Faculty:

Administration consists of 1 principal, 4 assistant principals, 6 student advisors, 2 psychologists, 1 school nurse, and 121 certified teachers.

Curriculum:

Courses are offered in the following subjects: Art, Career and Technical Education, English, Mathematics, Military Science / Leadership (Army ROTC), Music / Performing Arts, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Traffic Safety, World Languages, and Individualized Instruction.

Grading Policy:

The following percentages determine the grading in unweighted classes:

90% - 100%          4.0          A - Superior

80% - 89%            3.0         B - Above Average

70% - 79%            2.0         C - Average

60% - 69%           1.0          D - Below Average

0% - 59%             0.0          F - Failing

Advanced / Honors Classes:

Advanced and honors courses receive weighted grades. A 5.0 grade point value is based on increased performance, expectations, and greater academic rigor in the coursework required. The grade points for these classes are weighted as follows (Note: On the transcript, advanced / honors classes are identified with the letter "W" for weighted):

A = 5.0     B = 4.0     C = 3.0     D = 2.0     F = 0

Graduation:

Mesa Public Schools requires 22 credits to graduate. In addition, students in Arizona must demonstrate proficiency on the American Civics Test. Please see the Mesa Public Schools Course Description Catalog (available in printed form and online at www.mpsaz.org) to review the requirements for the 1) Mesa Schools Standard Diploma and the 2) Mesa Schools Scholastic Diploma. As an option, students completing 150 hours of community service receive the Service Learning Endorsement.

English:

The minimum graduation requirement is four years of English. This includes the following year-long courses: Freshmen English or Honors Freshmen English (taken in 9th grade), Sophomore English or Honors Sophomore English (taken in 10th grade), Junior English or AP English Language (taken in 11th grade), and 1 additional year of English. Senior course offerings include: Senior English, AP English Literature and Composition, or College-level English 101 and 102.

Mathematics:

The minimum graduation requirement is four years of math: Algebra I, Geometry (or Honors Geometry), Algebra II (or Honors Algebra II), plus an additional math course. Other math course offerings include: Personal Finance, College Algebra / Trigonometry (Pre-Calculus), Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Statistics, and AP Calculus AB.

Science:

The minimum graduation requirement is three years of science. This includes Biology (or Honors Biology) and the student's choice of two lab sciences (Essential Elements of Science, Earth and Space Science, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Physics, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, AP Environmental Science, and AP Biology).

Social Studies:

The minimum graduation requirement is three years for social studies. The course sequence is as follows:

1 year of World History / Geography or AP World History / Geography, 1 year of American History or AP American History, 1 semester of Government and 1 semester of Economics or AP U.S. Government and Politics (year-long) or We The People (a form of AP Government with a mandatory competition component).

Arts:

The graduation requirement is 1 credit of fine and / or practical art. Course offerings include those in the departments of: Art, Career and Technical Education, and Music / Performing Arts.

Physical Education:

All students must successfully complete 1 credit of Physical Education.

Honors Classes (Weighted Grades):

English: Honors Freshman English, Honors Sophomore English, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition

Math: Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II, Honors Pre-Calculus*, AP Calculus / AB*, AP Statistics*

Science: Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, AP Physics I*, AP Physics II*, AP Environmental Science, AP Biology

Social Studies: AP World History / Geography, AP Human Geography, AP U.S. History, AP U.S. Government and Politics, We The People, AP Psychology

World Language: Spanish III, AP Spanish Language

Other: Academic Decathlon, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Music Theory

*(Dual Enrollment credit is available through Maricopa Community Colleges upon payment of tuition fees.)

College Core GPA and Class Rank:

Mesa Public Schools determines class rank based upon the College Core GPA. The College Core GPA is based on Arizona university entrance requirements as determined by the Arizona Board of Regents, as well as the Arizona Board of Education Graduation Requirements. Requirements are 4 English, 4 Math, 3 Science, 3 Social Studies, 2 World Language, and 1 Fine Art (17 core credits). Students who exceed minimum core area requirements will be evaluated based on the courses with the highest grade point earned in that core area. For more information go to: www.mpsaz.org/collegecore.

Education & Career Action Plans Guidance Curriculum:

Skyline Student Advisors provide Education & Career Action Plans (ECAPs) for all students focusing on academic planning, career exploration, post-graduate advisement, personal and educational goal-setting, and personal and social development. The ECAP helps students obtain information and the decision-making skills necessary to earn a high school diploma, prepare for admission into college, technical schools, the military, or the world of work to become successful productive citizens.

Students complete a personal profile / essay and develop a resume highlighting educational accomplishments, extra-curricular involvement, community service, work experience, and special achievements. These documents aid students with college and scholarship applications, job searches, leadership programs, and help faculty write comprehensive letters of recommendation.

campus life

Administration

Superintendent                     Dr. Michael Cowan

Principal                                Mr. Tom Brennan

Assistant Principal - 9th        Mrs. Nancy Roberts

Assistant Principal - 10th      Mr. Adam Unrein

Assistant Principal - 11th      Mr. Greg Schultz

Assistant Principal - 12th      Mr. Mark Munoz

Student Support Services

Student Advisors:

Class of 2021 - Mrs. Erin DeLlamas-Brown

Class of 2020 - Mrs. Amie Ledwith

Class of 2019 - Mrs. Melissa Preuhs

Class of 2018 (A-L)  - Mr. Randall Payne

Class of 2018 (M-Z) - Mrs. Cynnamon Martinez

Coyote Academy - Mrs. Judy Spencer

College & Career Center Specialist:

Mrs. Lisa Cartwright-Harris

Psychologists:

Grades 9 & 10  -  Ms. Amy Shetlar

Grades 11 & 12 - Mr. Stephen Felts

Athletics

Athlete Registration
Teams, Schedules, Apparel

Bell Schedule

Daily, Late Start
Testing, Early Release

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events
Sports & Campus

Campus Services

Attendance, Bookstore, Cafeteria
Media Center, Nurse, Student Store

Enroll Your Child

New Students, Open Enrollment
Transcripts, Student Records

Staff Contacts

Teachers
Support Staff

Student Advisement

Guidance & Support
College & Career Readiness

Student Handbook

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School Profile

2016-2017
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