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Aerospace Engineering Academy

Are you interested in learning more about planes, spacecraft, satellites and missiles? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment?

The Aerospace Academy: Project Lead the Way (PLTW) provides students with the opportunity to apply the engineering design process through coursework and hands-on learning. This program offers students a sequence of courses which when combined with traditional mathematics and science courses, introduces them to the scope, rigor and discipline of aerospace engineering prior to entering college. Students will become proficient with computer modeling software which will enable them to study and apply the engineering design process. Ultimately, students will create, analyze, and communicate real-world product solution models, preparing them for a career with extensive possibilities.

Electives

Aerospace Engineering Academy students must enter the program in the tenth grade and must be concurrently enrolled in Geometry as a minimum level mathematics course.

Prerequisites

Aerospace Engineering Academy students must enter the program in the tenth grade and must be concurrently enrolled in Geometry as a minimum level mathematics course.

Certifications

In this program students may be eligible for articulated/transcripted credit with many four-year colleges and universities. See the PLTW website for current articulation agreements at www.pltw.org.

College Credit

In this program students may be eligible for articulated/transcripted credit with many four-year colleges and universities. See the PLTW website for current articulation agreements at www.pltw.org.

Successful Academy Students:

  • Maintain a C average in all academy coursework.

Suggested Course Schedule

Below is a suggested high school course schedule for students interested in the Aerospace Engineering Academy
Grade Level Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7
Ninth Grade English required Mathematics required Earth and Space Science Social Studies required World Language available Fitness & Health required Fine Arts requirement recommended
Tenth Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required World Language Aerospace I G/T 688M at the ARL
Eleventh Grade English required Mathematics required Chemistry required Social Studies required Aerospace II G/T 68901 at the ARL
Twelfth Grade English required Mathematics required Physics recommended Elective available Elective available Elective available Elective available