Attention high school shoppers!

If you’re faced with the prospect of choosing a high school (or middle school, or elementary school) for next year, you probably don’t need me to remind you that the time to make a decision is drawing near.

But I thought I’d post information anyway about two upcoming information nights for prospective families. Know about information nights at other schools? Do tell.

Oakland Technical High School — 6 to 8 p.m. this Thursday, 4351 Broadway (in the library). Or you can sign up for a school tour offered at 9 a.m. on Nov. 13, Nov. 18, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4 by sending an e-mail to oaklandtechinfo@yahoo.com.

Skyline High School — 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 12250 Skyline Boulevard.

image from Sofia Katariina’s site at flickr.com/creativecommons

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • Jessica Eastman

    Thanks, Katy – we’re going to give this info to all of the 8th graders at ECP!

  • Sharon

    Here’s more info about Skyline. This year, the new leadership of the school is working especially hard to deliver a comprehensive, organized, and informational event to prospective families. Please take a look at Skyline’s new Web site at http://www.skylinehs.org.


    November 12, 2008
    7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
    Skyline Auditorium

    Come learn about the academics and activities at Skyline High School. Teachers and current students will be on hand to answer your questions. Sign-ups for daytime campus visits have been scheduled. Details will be will be available at the event and will be posted on the school’s Web site shortly.

    Skyline High School is a comprehensive high school in a spectacular setting which offers strong academic and extracurricular programs. It provides a variety of classes which meet the a-g requirements for admission to the University of California and California State University systems. Multiple Honors and Advanced Placement classes are offered.

    Skyline is noted for its well-established Performing Arts department. The program offers an integrated performing arts education in drama, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, and technical theatre. Students perform 12 large-scale productions per year in a 975-seat, state-of-the-art theater.

    In addition to the multi-level performing arts classes (Band, Choir, Piano, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Drama, Dance, and Stagecraft), Skyline offers a variety of electives (beginning to advanced) including Art, Ceramics, Digital Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Journalism, JROTC, Psychology, and Public Speaking/Rhetoric. The foreign language choices are Spanish, French and Mandarin. Foreign travel opportunities are offered every year.

    Skyline also has special academic programs (“academies”) for students in grades 10-12 who wish to receive specialized training for one of the following career fields: Computer Science and Technology, Architecture and Graphic Design, Education, and Performing Arts.

    Extracurricular activities for students include a wide range of clubs, student government opportunities, and sports (soccer, tennis, track, football, swimming, basketball, volleyball, cross country, baseball, golf, and softball).

    Support services, academic tutoring and after school programs are offered on campus by the One Land One People (OLOP) Youth Center.