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Architectural Design

Have you dreamed of designing buildings, bridges or parks? Are you interested in discovering the broad range of career possibilities in the field of architecture?

Architectural Design Academy students will study all aspects of design while applying their creativity to many projects. Students use professional 3D modeling software to create various floor plans for construction and architectural models•. Students build scale models of houses, furniture and other projects using different architectural styles, green technologies and their own unique creativity. Students have the opportunity to participate in an internship in their senior year.

Electives

Students seeking postsecondary education are advised to take at least two years of World Language. Students seeking degrees in Engineering are also advised to enroll in Physics and Chemistry.

Prerequisites

Students should be enrolled in Algebra I as a minimum level mathematics course in the 9th grade.

College Credit

Students who successfully complete the Architectural Design Academy program sequence, with a grade of B or higher in academy courses, may be eligible for credits at Howard Community College.

Successful Academy Students:

  • Maintain a C average in all academy coursework.
  • Complete senior level coursework through a work-site experience (students must provide their own transportation) OR by participating in the on-campus (ARL) course of advanced skills, which includes a capstone project.

Suggested Course Schedule

Below is a suggested high school course schedule for students interested in the Architectural Design Academy
Grade Level Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7
Ninth Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Fitness & Health required Technology Education required Fine Arts available
Tenth Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Elective available Elective available Elective available
Eleventh Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Elective available Architectural Design 678M
Twelfth Grade English required Mathematics required Elective available Elective available Advanced Architectural Design 679M