The School of Technology & Engineering is designed to provide high school students’ essential 21st Century skills. The program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in engineering, engineering technology, or related science fields. It introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering and covers a broad range of subjects such as global challenges, digital electronics, introduction to Computer Science, Computer Science and architecture, aerospace, and biotechnical engineering.
Our program has three principle curriculum strands, Technology, Project Lead-The- Way (PLTW) and Architecture. This curriculum is not meant to be an isolated program, but rather combined and woven as needed by the students being served. Just as in the larger educational program, students should be guided into courses and programs that have a synergistic relationship. The Technology strand provides students with a broad understanding of technology and its importance and its effects upon society, the economy and the environment. The technology program weaves academic and technical concepts and skills using modeling and other strategies. Students apply, design and build conceptual, mathematical, graphic, and physical models to better understand enduring STEM concepts. The Architecture strand applies engineering principles and technology to building design and construction. Students use graphic tools such as sketching, geometric construction, and Computer Assisted Design (CAD), orthographic projection and 3-D modeling. PLTW offers a rigorous academic curriculum. The program is divided into six independent, nine-week units: Design and Modeling, Automation and Robotics, Energy and the Environment, Flight and Space, Science of Technology, and Magic of Electrons. We combine traditional mathematics and science courses, while introducing our students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering and engineering technology prior to entering college.