When will Skyline High School open?
We are excited to be opening in the fall of 2018.
Skyline High School
Learn more about Skyline High School through these Frequently Asked Questions. Click on the question below and it will take you to the corresponding answer. Thank you for your interest in the new Skyline High School.
Skyline High School will be located on Brinson Avenue in the northeast section of Bend. The school design team is working with a team of architects to redesign a commercial warehouse space into a flexible, modern learning space that will support the forward-thinking and progressive educational models of Skyline High School.
Yes, Skyline High School will share a space with Realms High School, another new, choice-option high school slated to open in fall of 2018. The design of the facility includes dividing the building into two distinct and separate schools while leveraging the opportunity to create some shared learning spaces that can be used by both schools (for example: a design lab, an open, gymnasium-sized flex space and bathrooms).
We STRONGLY encourage prospective students and their families to attend one of our public information sessions between January and March. When committed to the choice, visit the Skyline High School website and complete the online Request for Enrollment form. The form is also available on paper and may be submitted to the BLP District Office. Request for Enrollment forms (online or paper) are due by Friday, March 23 at 3 p.m. A lottery will be held after that date if demand exceeds capacity. If there are still openings after March 23, they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis using the Request for Enrollment form.
January 17 - 5:30 p.m. Bend-La Pine Schools Education Center, 520 NW Wall St. Bend
January 31 - 6 p.m. Pacific Crest Middle School
February 13 - 6 p.m. Sky View Middle School
March 7 - 6 p.m. Bend-La Pine Schools Education Center, 520 NW Wall St. Bend
No, an ACR is NOT required to attend Skyline High School. ACR’s are required to request transfer from one neighborhood attendance area high school to another. Because Skyline and Realms High Schools are not attendance area schools, no ACR is required.
For the 2018-19 school year, we anticipate 200 students spread between both of the new high schools. However, if demand is greater than that, we will allow up to 100 ninth-graders and 100 tenth-graders to enroll at Skyline High School. Eventually, over the course of three to five years, we expect Skyline High School to serve approximately 100-125 students per grade for a total of 400-500 students.
At Skyline, students will be creators, not consumers of their learning. Through personalized educational experiences, students will hone their purpose in a community where innovation, design thinking, and challenge are valued. Skyline students will actively engage with local industry and the community in educational, entrepreneurial and philanthropic ways. The principles of Self-Determination (Autonomy, Competence, Relatedness) serve as the foundation of our community. Students will realize autonomy through Flexible Scheduling, Personalized Learning and Blended Learning Options . Students will practice competence through Competency-Based Education, Design Thinking, real-world problems and projects and integration of subjects. Most significantly, students will experience relatedness through Restorative Practices, daily practice of Positive Psychology and authentic connections to Bend’s natural and industrial communities.
Yes, the Bend-La Pine Schools Transportation Department will provide transportation using limited routes. Specific details of routes and times will be available in the coming months.
Yes, students at the new choice high schools may participate on sports teams at their neighborhood high schools. Skyline High School may field a small number of sports teams that have fewer facilities requirements (e.g. cross-country running, nordic skiing); however, students would need to travel to their neighborhood area schools for more traditional sports like basketball, soccer and football.
Yes. Clubs and other after school programs are typically created in response to student interest and with faculty support. We are excited to work with our students to create clubs and other extracurricular opportunities which could include opportunities like: robotics, leadership/student council, Sparrow, art, ultimate frisbee, drama/music and many more.
Skyline High School is a small school by design. The size of our school allows us to know students well and to ensure that all students get the kind of support and challenge they need to have an enriching and fulfilling high school experience. At the same time, our smaller size leads to a relatively limited amount of choice in course offerings. Attending Skyline High School, with its commitment to personalized learning, innovation and design thinking, Positive Psychology and authentic connections to Bend’s natural and industrial communities is a significant choice. Beyond our innovative model, our school will offer intersession programs and community internships during students’ junior and/or senior years.
It is likely that Skyline High School will offer a small number of AP courses beginning in 2019. However, it is also important to know that Skyline High graduates will be well prepared for college and career through rigorous coursework and offerings regardless of the availability of AP courses on campus. Additionally, we are developing opportunities for students to prepare for the significant transition to college/career through authentic community projects and internships, design thinking, and the opportunity to participate in thoughtfully sequenced college and career preparation classes both on our campus and/or on local college campuses. International Baccalaureate courses will continue to be offered only at Bend Senior High School as part of their existing IB program.