SKYLINE IB NEWS


  1. PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: We will be holding our annual Skyline IB Information Nights in January 2023; check back here for specific dates by October. These events are particularly geared for 8th graders, but younger and older students as well as parents interested in IB are welcome. Skyline will begin accepting out-of-boundary permit requests for the 2023/2024 school year on December 1 through the registrar's office.


  1. PROGRAM OVERVIEW: You can learn more about Skyline IB by perusing this website and viewing the purple PowerPoint linked below this message. General information about the International Baccalaureate Program is also available here: https://ibo.org/


  1. IB PROGRAM APPLICATION: All enrolled, incoming Pre-IB and IB students must complete our IB Program Application, linked here: https://forms.gle/XkduLxfYRcfLZ75d7. Even if you've already registered for your courses, the IB Program Application is ESSENTIAL to add you to our official Pre-IB roll and provide us with your contact information so we can let you know about our monthly Pre-IB Lunch Meetings. They're fun and informative!


4. SKYLINE ENROLLMENT: Skyline open enrollment for out-of-boundaries students has closed for the 2022/2023 school year. We are currently at capacity, but enrollment numbers do shift somewhat over time. If you wish to be waitlisted, you may submit a Late Enrollment form by following this link: https://schools.graniteschools.org/skylinehigh/?s=open+enrollment .

5. QUESTIONS: If you have additional questions about Skyline IB or would like to schedule an appointment, please email one of our IB staff:

Pre-IB Coordinator (freshmen and sophomores)--Kirsten Rector: knrector@graniteschools.org

IB Diploma Program Coordinator (juniors and seniors) --Jill Thackeray: jthackeray@graniteschools.org

Thanks for your interest in Skyline IB!

2022 SHS IB Information Meeting

International Baccalaureate Information

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an internationally recognized, highly acclaimed, college preparatory program. It teaches students to be knowledgeable, well-rounded, caring, critical thinkers, balanced, and reflective. Whether a student decides to stay in-state or attend an out-of-state college, the IB program will nurture the skills necessary to be successful at a four-year college.

If you are a hard-working, self-motivated 8th or 9th-grade student interested in a well-rounded, rigorous college preparation education, the IB program may be a good match for you. Students can expect to work hard and have challenging academic schedules throughout high school, yet most students are highly involved in outside extra-curricular activities and still have plenty of time for an active, meaningful social life. Most IB students say the best thing about the IB program was the friends they made in the program.

Colleges value Skyline IB students because they demonstrate qualities of critical thinking, problem solving and reflection and are very prepared to handle the course rigor at top universities around the country and world. Skyline IB students have been admitted to a variety of in-state and out-of-state schools such as Stanford, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Brown, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Puget Sound, BYU, University of Utah, University California Berkeley, etc. Furthermore, nearly all students who have applied to the University of Utah have received substantial merit-based scholarships. The University of Utah award students who have earned an IB Diploma 30 university credits in addition to qualifying AP credits which they may have earned throughout high school.

Skyline IB Stats:

The Class of 2022 earned 45 IB Diplomas, giving us an amazing 92% Diploma pass rate. Great work, 2022s!

Skyline currently has 324 active IB students in grades 9-12.

IB Diploma Seniors, Class of 2023: 47 Diploma Candidates, 28 Certificate students

IB Diploma Juniors, Class of 2024: 30 Diploma Candidates, 24 Certificate students

Pre-IB Sophomores, Class of 2025: 91 students

Pre-IB Freshmen, Class of 2026: 104 students


Freshmen (Class of 2026)

Attend monthly Pre-IB lunch meetings to orient students to IB, mingle with upperclassmen IB Ambassadors, and work on skills for high school success.

Your Pre-IB Coordinator is Ms. Rector, and your IB Counselor is Ms. Wheeler.

Sophomores (Class of 2025)

Attend monthly Pre-IB lunch meetings to continue IB Orientation with IB Ambassadors as well as preview and plan next year's scheduling options.

Your Pre-IB Coordinator is Ms. Rector, and your IB Counselor is Ms. White.

Juniors (Class of 2024)

Attend IB meetings in English class and at lunch. Set CAS goals and complete CAS Plan requirements each term. Register for May 2023 IB Exams.

Ms. Thackeray is your IB Coordinator, and Ms. White is your IB Counselor. Ms. Morgan is your CAS Coordinator.

Seniors (Class of 2023)

Attend IB meetings in English class and at lunch. Set CAS goals and complete CAS Plan requirements each term. Complete CAS Project. Register for May 2023 IB Exams. Check Graduation Requirements with Ms. White.

Ms. Thackeray is your IB Coordinator, and Ms. White is your IB Counselor. Ms. Morgan is your CAS Coordinator.