Skyline Aeronautics Cluster

Skyline Aeronautics Cluster
Dallas ISD - Skyline High School
Dallas, TX
Dallas Skyline High School Hangar
Skyline was the first high school in the United States to offer a magnet school curriculum. Currently, the school has 19 clusters, including one for Aviation Technology. This magnet school designation provides students from all over North Central Texas the opportunity to participate in Skyline's Aeronautics Cluster. Visit the Cluster's website for a tour of their hangar!

About the Program

As an aviation maintenance school, certified under Part 147 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), Skyline's Aeronautics Cluster provides students with instruction that can successfully lead them to become a certified Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT).

The Cluster is designed to provide elective courses to students with the intent to give students a significant "head start" in time and cost savings to those who decide to continue pursuing a career in aviation as a certified AMT. 

Students may finish the required AMT training after high school at a local community college or university.  

Curriculum Overview

Below are elective courses students can expect to enroll in for the aeronautics cluster: 

  • Freshman Year - Introduction to Aeronautics
  • Sophomore Year - Aircraft Science and Shop Practices
  • Junior Year - Aircraft Ground Operations and Basic Electricity
  • Senior Year - Weight and Balance, Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), Reciprocating Engine Maintenance and Repair

Students who complete this curriculum may transfer credits to a trade school, college, or university offering mechanic certificates or degrees in aviation. Be sure to talk to school and admission counselors to learn more about what credits can transfer.

Student Organization - Skyline ACES

ACES stands for "Aeronautics Club of Exceptional Students."

The Skyline ACES student organization has been around since 1992 and affords aeronautics students opportunities to participate in aviation-related events "after school", usually on weekends, that they would not be able to participate in on school days and during school hours.

For more information Dallas ISD Career Development Center.


  • High School / College Credit
Program: Skyline Aeronautics Cluster
Length of Program: Other

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Contact Information

Skyline High School
7777 Forney Road
Dallas , TX 75227

Watch this video to see Aeronautical Cluster students getting hands on experience and training with aircraft!