The mission of Skyview High School is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be college-, career- and life-ready. By providing an innovative educational environment, students are authentically engaged in powerful learning opportunities through meaningful work and real-life research projects.
Planning for Skyview High School began in 1993 after voters approved a $45 million bond in 1990. The building opened in fall 1997 with 1,748 students. The school was built to offer learning spaces that are more flexible, accommodating individual, small group and large group instruction.
Skyview is home to the science, math and technology (SMT) magnet, which was created in partnership with Stanford University, Penn State University and Hewlett-Packard.
Other notable history:
February 1998—Skyview High School is awarded a top national architectural award, the Walter Taylor Award, from the American Association of School Administrators, the American Institute of Architects and the Council of Educational Facility Planners.
June 2000—Research by Skyview students supports the Human Genome Project.
November 2005—Skyview High School is among America’s top schools for 2005, according to Newsweek magazine. Skyview comes in at number 784.