Welcome to Skyline High School's IB program
Skyline  High School is committed to developing students who represent the qualities of scholarship, integrity, honor, excellence and pride. The International Baccalaureate (IB) program helps us do this through its philosophy of educating the whole person. The IB learner profile supports Skyline's mission. It aims to produce students who are:
  • Balanced
  • Caring
  • Communicators
  • Courageous
  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Open-minded
  • Principled
  • Reflective
  • Thinkers
IB students develop these qualities through courses that encourage them to make connections between subjects and prepare students to be part of the constantly changing global community. As a pre-university course of study based on international standards, the IB program is infused with global consideration in every subject area. Students have an opportunity to study their subjects in depth across the curriculum, conduct independent research, perform complex assessments and develop compassion for others.
Consistently, our students who take IB classes report back from college that they feel well prepared for college coursework. Currently over 55% of Skyline juniors and seniors are enrolled in one or more IB classes.


Congratulations Classes of 2014 and 2015 IB Diploma Graduates!
IB Diploma grad destinations:
Babson College
Bowdoin College
California Institute of Technology
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Claremont-McKenna College
Colorado College
Columbia University
Duke University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gonzaga University
Harvey Mudd College
Indiana University, Bloomington
McGill University
Michigan State University
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Pacific Lutheran University
Penn State
Pepperdine University
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
St. John's University
Stanford University
Tulane University
United States Military Academy, West Point
United States Naval Academy
Universita di Trieste
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Washington
Washington State University
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Western Washington University


To Register for May 2016 IB Exams click here.

An IB Testing Meeting for parents of 11th and 12th graders taking IB tests this May was held Tuesday, Sept. 22nd from 7-8 PM in the Lyceum Theater. The powerpoint from the meeting is attached to this page.

The IB Good News Letter highlights universities that IB feels have a particularly strong and/or exciting IB recognition policy, offer credit for SL courses, and/or offer scholarships specific to IB students. Each edition features seven or eight universities or scholarship programs, and includes some past features as well. To see the archive of the Good News Letter, click here.  

Requesting an IB Transcript: This link will take you to a page where you can request an IB transcript. You will need your personal code, which is a 6 figure alphanumeric code listed at the bottom of your IB Diploma or Certificate.

Director of Admissions Paul Teulon of King's College London explains why, in his opinion, IB is such good preparation for university. Read his article from IB Review magazine attached to the bottom of the College page.

Read about the IB program's impact on Rainier Beach High School in this article in The Seattle Times from March 17, 2015.

The Elite Squeeze by Frank Bruni (Time Magazine, 3/30/2015) explains how although top schools appear more exclusive than ever, a high-quality education has never been easier to find. He says the key to getting a great education is not having your heart set on any one school and not fetishizing the idea of exclusivity. Find the article attached to the bottom of the College page.

Preparing for IB Sciences: Information on how to help your student prepare for IB Science courses has been added to the Prospective Students: IB Classes page.

An IB Information Night for 9th and 10th graders and their parents will be held January 26th. The powerpoint and documents from last year are available at the bottom of the Prospective Students: IB Program of Study page of this website. Handouts include: IB Brochure; Washington State's IB Brochure; IB Math Options at Skyline; 10 Reasons Why Poster; What College Admissions Reps Say About IB. For more information contact the IB Coordinator, Elizabeth Lund at lunde@issaquah.wednet.edu.

An IB Information Night for 7th and 8th graders and their parents will be held February 23rd.  The powerpoint and documents from last year are available at the bottom of the Prospective Students: IB Program of Study page of this website.  Handouts include: IB Brochure; Washington State's IB Brochure; IB Math Options at Skyline; 10 Reasons Why Poster; What College Admissions Reps Say About IB; IB Career Program. For more information contact the IB Coordinator, Elizabeth Lund at lunde@issaquah.wednet.edu.

23 In-depth Interviews Explore the Lasting Impact of IB Programs

This blog entry discusses a research study on the long term impacts of IB on the lives of graduates. The full study is available through a link to IB's public website in the blog entry.

A Detailed Breakdown of the conditions students need to meet to achieve the IB diploma, along with the Diploma Points Matrix which shows how students can achieve the 3 extra points from their TOK and EE work, is attached to the bottom of the IB Exams page.

IB in Washington State: Take a look at this flyer about IB in Washington State at the bottom of the links page.

In the publication Inside Higher Ed, a study finds that while liberal arts graduates in fields like history start off slowly in the job market, they catch up and exceed their pre-professional degree peers in mid-life when it's peak earnings time, if they've also earned an advanced degree. Read about it here: Liberal Arts Grads Win Long Term

10 Reasons Why the IB Diploma Program is ideal preparation for university...

Read through the IB Organization's powerpoint of research findings about the IB Diploma program attached to the Links page.

IB Information Nights are held each year in January and February. The documents and powerpoints from the 2015 meetings are attached to the Prospective Students: IB Program of Study page. In lieu of our student panel that spoke, take a look at this video, produced by the Gates Foundation. The students in the video reflect many of the same thoughts our students expressed about the program.