School of Kreativity, Innovation and Excellence (SKIE)
SKIE is a co-op program designed to support independent study students in grades 7 through 12. SKIE consists of three main components: A-G core academic classes, a highly developed visual and performing arts program, and a dedication to project based multi-sensory learning. All of these are taught in a small class setting.
Who might be a good candidate for this program: Students looking for instruction in a 3-day a week classroom environment of less than 25 students, a rigorous college preparatory experience, and a desire to develop their skills in VAPA courses (dance, drama, computer, art, music, and voice.)
What personal qualities will be needed to be successful in this program: Honesty, integrity, hardworking students who are dedicated to further their academic and artistic goals.
What outcomes can I expect: Students enrolled in this program will, if engaged in serious effort, be well prepared for college placement upon graduation, as well as benefit in social and project based learning experiences.
What are the next steps: Complete a school application and mark the box SKIE on the application. The Site Administrator will invite you to a short orientation and a brief interview.
Program Description: The Auburn site has prided itself on offering innovative classes to further creativity and academic proficiency. Not only are our teachers highly qualified and dedicated to their profession, they also desire our students to enjoy the learning process. The commitment of our instructors to reach across the curriculum and collaborate with one another in project-based learning gives students the opportunity to grasp concepts through multiple pathways.
For students wanting a creative outlet for their gifts and talents, we have an exceptional staff in the area of Visual and Performing Arts. Whether your child wishes to explore music, art, dance, drama, photography or graphic arts, or continue to develop his/her talents, SKIE will give students an opportunity for "hands-on" experience in the arts as well as participation in public performances and gallery exhibits. SKIE also offers opportunities for community service clubs and leadership.
This program is available to all Horizon independent/home study students but priority for classes is awarded to those who are co-op students. All instructional materials are provided for co-op students.
For more information and direct access to the Auburn Campus, please call 916.408.5214