Engineering Academy - Class of 2019 & Beyond

  • Purpose/Overview

     
    The Engineering Academy exists to provide students opportunities to receive in-depth exposure to a specific career pathway in the engineering field. The Academy is comprehensive in nature and covers the multiple disciplines in the general field of engineering with an emphasis on the engineering design process. Students are exposed to robust academy and academic coursework ensuring college readiness in the field of engineering.

     

    Program Requirements/Commitments

    • Complete four Engineering credits in a coherent sequence as identified by the Engineering Academy Pathway on campus.
    • Must be enrolled in preAP, AP, Honors or Dual Credit math and science course all four years at the campus inclusive of Calculus AB or BC, Physics and Chemistry.
    • Complete Pre-AP or AP Computer Science
    • Take and pass all appropriate course certifications.
    • Participate in four pre-approved Engineering activities annually.
    • Complete 100 hours of community service while enrolled in the Academy. 
    It is recommended that students complete Algebra I prior to the start of their 9th grade year.
     

    Academy Expectations

    • Academy students must be enrolled in the appropriate sequence of academy and academic courses as outlined in the program guidelines at all times. 
    • Academy students must maintain a 75 or higher in all academy specific courses.
    • Academy students must maintain a 70 or higher in all other courses.
    • Academy students must complete 12.5 hours of community service each semester for a total of 25 hours per school year as approved by the Academy Coordinator.
    • Academy students must participate in at least one enrichment activity per grading period as outlined by the Academy Coordinator.

    Four Year Academy Course Pathway

    • Introduction to Engineering (1)
    • Principles of Engineering (1)
    • Civil Engineering and Architecture (1) or Aerospace Engineering (1)
    • Engineering Design and Development (1)


    Course offerings are subject to change in the event that the Texas Education Agency makes changes to approved courses and/or due to low enrollment.

     

    Sample 4-Year Plans

    Below is a SAMPLE 4-year schedule for students in the Engineering Academy.

    Please note: these are subject to change.

Sample 4-Year Plan for Class of 2019 & Beyond

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Last Modified on August 3, 2018