Engineering & Design Academy
The Engineering and Design Academy Vision
Developed as a smaller school within a school, the Engineering and Design Academy provides a firm educational foundation in the areas of math and science enhanced by problem-solving and engineering applications. Emphasis is placed upon the critical thinking, collaboration, and teamwork skills necessary in our increasingly technological world.
The Engineering and Design Academy is more than just science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It’s about learning real skills, solving real problems, and making real discoveries about the world. Students work hands-on with technology while applying scientific principles and theories in fun and exciting ways. By working with your classmates, teachers, and parents, students help create a learning experience unlike any other.
The Engineering and Design Academy is designed to allow students to explore their interests and career options in the areas of science and mathematics. Students will apply classroom topics to hands-on activities including laboratory experimentation and original research. Students are encouraged to invent and create while exercising problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
The curriculum for the Academy is standards-based and student-centered, aligning with the California State Standards for each subject area, the A-G coursework requirements for admission to the University of California and California State University systems as well as the national standards for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.