Science, Math and Technology (SMT)

Full-day magnet

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Engineer the future

Maybe you’re a goalie who solves quadratic equations in your sleep. Or you’re as comfortable speaking about student government issues as you are discussing Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. Perhaps when you’re not playing the saxophone, you build and program robots for fun. You are, quite possibly, a student who belongs in the Science, Math and Technology magnet for freshmen through seniors at Skyview High School.

Why the SMT magnet? You’ll be immersed in rigorous classes and extracurricular activities within a traditional high school setting. Pre–Advanced Placement and AP courses enhance your learning and offer chances to earn college credit through AP exams. Project Lead The Way pre-engineering courses and Garage Game courses, offered in the district exclusively through the magnet, provide opportunities to use state-of-the-art technology. The annual Tech Day will challenge you and your classmates to complete fun physics projects such as building James Bond–style wheeled devices or constructing hot air balloons. A partnership with nConnect means you can learn from working professionals in the field. And outside of the school day, you can compete with the StormBots robotics team or participate in Skyview’s more than 50 other clubs, sports and activities.

Application process

Apply online during the magnet program application period, which typically begins in mid-January. If the deadline to apply has passed, please inquire about availability by contacting the SMT coordinator.

Nate Macon or Colleen McKinney
SMT coordinator
360-313-4200

Magnet requirements

Graduation

SMT students must complete the following requirements (credits, project and community service) to obtain an SMT diploma and be awarded an SMT stole for the graduation ceremony.

  • Clark College Science, Math, Technology courses are not approved Skyview SMT courses.
  • Clark College World Language courses will count toward the SMT program.

SMT course credits

13 credits are needed

  • English: 1 credit (ninth-grade English only)
  • Math: 3 credits
  • Science: 3 credits
  • Technology: 2 credits
  • Electives in science, math or technology: 2 credits
  • World language: 2 credits

Community service

Thirty hours must be completed throughout the four years of enrollment.

Presentation of a research project

Students are required to present either in or out of class research findings in two different venues:

  1. For every year the student is a participant, s/he is required to present at the annual SMT showcase.
  2. At an external SMT-approved science fair.

Program GPA requirements

SMT students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average in all courses. Grades will be reviewed each semester and GPA will be calculated. Any student not maintaining a 2.5 GPA will be placed on academic probation. Any student who does not meet 2.5 GPA requirement a second time during enrollment in the program will be dismissed from the SMT magnet.

Career clusters

For more information on related high school classes, post-secondary options and potential careers, please review the STEM and Architecture and Construction Career Clusters.

Recognition

  • Science, Math and Technology magnet designation on high school diploma

Certification

  • Adobe Autodesk Inventor
  • Washington State Career Skills Certificate
    • Advanced Commercial Photography
    • Business Law
    • Electronics
    • Foundations of Technology
    • Technical Design
    • Technical Design II
    • Video Production
    • Word Processing