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International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

Our goal is that ALL Skyline students will be prepared for and eager to accept the academic, occupational, personal, and practical challenges of life in a dynamic global environment.

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

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Updates/Pressing Tasks for the 2023-24 School Year

For class expectations, procedures, and other SHS IB course level details, please see your teachers' Canvas pages.

A note from your new IB Coordinator

Hello! My name is Spenser Phelan, and I am very excited to be Skyline's new IB Coordinator. In my previous roles, I was an IB English teacher at Sumner High School and an Assistant Principal here at Skyline from 2018-2021. I have a deep respect for the tenets and learning model of the IB program. I will be assuming responsibility for the totality of Skyline's IB program (IB Career, IB Course, and IB Diploma) starting July 2023. I look forward to supporting all of our students, families, and teachers as I grow into this new role in the coming year :)

September 15th Update

IB Exam Registration for May 2024 (Registration will be open October 2nd - October 31st, 2023).

Eligible Juniors and Seniors can sign up for May 2024 IB exams in the "IB Exams" section, further down this page. In order for students to be eligible for college credit they must complete the SHS IB course AND take the May IB exam.

Course Changes for 2022-23
While most students are settled in their classes, there remains an opportunity to change courses. 
  • Any class dropped between September 11th and September 27th will result in a “W” on the student’s transcript. Because of this, any course change request will require a review conversation with the student, parent/guardian, teacher, counselor, and an administrator.
  • Any course dropped beginning September 28th will show as an “F” on the student’s transcript and will be included in the GPA calculation.
College Visitations
The Skyline HS College and Career Center is pleased to return to in-person visits from college representatives.  For a complete list of visiting schools and dates of visit, please see the calendar at the bottom of SHS College and Career page: HERE


August 25th - First Update of the 2023-24 School Year

Welcome back, Spartans! Hope you had a great summer break. Here is what is happening in the IB Office this week:

  1. We are hard at work enrolling students and fixing course schedules.
  2. We are working with teachers to make sure they have the resources they need.
  3. Class of 2025 Diploma students - we are starting to create email contact groups for Diploma students and enroll them in ManageBac.
  4. Class of 2024 Diploma students - please get your CAS and Extended Essay details current in ManageBac.
  5. Class of 2023 - All IB Students - Paper transcripts from the May 2023 session will be mailed to the home address listed in Skyward. These should be in the mail right after the Labor Day holiday.

Course Changes for 2023-24
Students seeking changes to the 2023-24 courses they requested in the Course Request Process (CRP) should follow the procedures available near the start of school in August. Please use the online course change request links at the SHS Counseling site:

New Enrollment at SHS
Families seeking enrollment at SHS should reference the online resources provided by the District (links below). All enrollment at Skyline HS is predicated on residence in the Skyline HS catchment zone.  Once the online portion of the enrollment process is complete, the Skyline HS registrar will contact families to set up an in-person appointment to meet with counselors to finalize course selections and coordinate an orientation.

ISD Enrollment:
SHS Catchment:

IB Exams

Diploma Programme

Career Programme

About the IB

The Skyline High School IB Learner Profile

Contact Information

Spenser Phelan
IB Diploma and Career Programme Coordinator