The primary purpose of school is to enable learning. It involves the development of thinking skills that have life-long applications and requires that each student stretches towards his or her full intellectual potential. To achieve this, our school provides a rich and invigorating academic college preparatory program focused around career-based themes that are interdisciplinary, interactive and project-oriented in the areas of construction trades, engineering and architecture.
In their freshman year, all students will take a survey course that enables them to explore the fundamental concepts and skills in each of the school’s three major themes. Topics include:
Ø Construction Mathematics
Ø Introduction to Hand Tools, Power Tools, and Blueprints
Ø Introduction to Architecture and Design
Ø Architecture: How Buildings Work
Ø Scale and Measurement in Architecture
Ø Landscape Architecture
Ø Principles of Engineering
Ø Engineering Design
Ø Paper Engineering
Additionally, all students will develop computer skills leading to mastery of:
Ø Microsoft Office Suite
Ø IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification).
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In their sophomore, junior and senior years, students will select a specific course of study in either engineering, architecture, or construction trades, and explore this area in greater depth.
Homework is an integral part of the instructional program and is a significant link between school and home. The purpose of homework it to strengthen class work, to broaden a student’s competency in a specific course or skill, to reinforce the day’s lesson and prepare for a future lesson.