Three times a year, students at Skyline High School break from their traditional academic courses and dive deep into something entirely new that often involves experiences outside of the classroom and outside of students’ comfort zones, according to Principal Mike Franklin. Starting Monday, Skyline students will engage in one of six Intersessions: Bikes and Bend; Aviation; Fly Fishing; Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Music Studio; or Wildlife Conservation and Consumption.
“We want to push students, in a safe way, to try new things and challenge themselves. Students are gaining real world experiences and becoming immersed in a subject in a way that develops their intellectual curiosity,” said Franklin.
Students will write music with a local musician, practice flight through a simulator, learn First Aid and maintain local mountain bike trails and much more.
About Skyline: Skyline High School is a small innovative Choice Option high school located in northeast Bend, co-located with Realms High School. The school, now in its second year, is open to students in grades 9-11 who apply through the Choice Option lottery system.