Skyline High School adds new courses to curriculum

September 25, 2012

By Lee Xie

Students at Skyline High School are able to join two new learning environments via International Baccalaureate Sports, Exercise and Health Science and IB Chinese.

Lee Xie
Skyline High School

IB Sports “incorporates the traditional disciplines of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition, which are studied in the context of sport, exercise and health.”

“It’s been two weeks into the year and we’ve studied bones and joints already,” senior Emily Jones said. “I’m definitely looking forward to what’s coming up next.”

Another new course being offered this year is IB Chinese. The class is ab initio, which means students don’t need to have prior knowledge of the language to enroll.

The course aims to “develop a variety of communicative skills through the use of Chinese, learning how to interact within the culture. The course focuses on everyday situations, which provide a context for communication, both written and oral, grammar structures and vocabulary development,” according to the course catalog.

With such a wide range of classes to choose from, Skyline’s students are sure to become well-rounded, global thinkers this year.

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