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Engineering Academy

The Engineering Academy serves 9th-11th grade scholars at the Edgewood campus.  Engineering is a morning academy.

 

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Introduction to Engineering Design - Civil Engineering & Architecture PLTW  

9th Grade Scholars from Simon Kenton, Dixie Heights, & Scott High Schools

The courses in the Project Lead the Way sequence of engineering studies is offered to freshman from all three Kenton County High Schools.  The courses teach problem-solving skills by engaging scholars in the engineering process.  Models of product solutions are created, analyzed, and communicated in a variety of ways including the use of solid modeling computer design software.  Scholars learn about various aspects of civil engineering and architecture and apply their knowledge to the design and development of residential and commercial properties and structures. In addition, scholars use 3D design software to design and document solutions for major course projects. Scholars communicate and present solutions to their peers and members of a professional community of engineers and architects. Scholars must also enroll in a mathematics course and English course in the Academy (see below).

 

Freshman Academy Pathway:        
Introduction to Engineering Design - Civil Engineering & Architecture       
English I           
Algebra I

             

Principles of Engineering - Computer Integrated Manufacturing PLTW

10th Grade Scholars from Simon Kenton, Dixie Heights, & Scott High Schools

The courses in the Project Lead the Way sequence of engineering studies is offered to sophomores from all three Kenton County High Schools.  The courses helps scholars understand various fields of engineering/engineering technology.  Exploring various technology systems and manufacturing processes help scholars learn how engineers and technicians use math, science, and technology in an engineering problem solving process to benefit society.  Scholars must also enroll in a mathematics course and English course in the Academy (see below).

 

Sophomore Academy Pathway:
Principles of Engineering - Computer Integrated Manufacturing                   
English II          
Accelerated Algebra II*  

*Scholars enrolling in the sophomore pathway for the Academy must take GEOMETRY at their home high school if not already completed.

                                              

Civil Engineering & Architecture – Aerospace Engineering PLTW

11th Grade Scholars from Simon Kenton, Dixie Heights, & Scott High Schools

The courses in the Project Lead the Way sequence of engineering studies is offered to juniors from all three Kenton County High Schools.  Scholars learn about various aspects of civil engineering and architecture and apply their knowledge to the design and development of residential and commercial properties and structures. In addition, scholars use 3D design software to design and document solutions for major course projects. Scholars communicate and present solutions to their peers and members of a professional community of engineers and architects. The ASE course propels scholars’ learning in the fundamentals of atmospheric and space flight. As they explore the physics of flight, scholars bring the concepts to life by designing an airfoil, propulsion system, and rockets. They learn basic orbital mechanics using industry-standard software. They also explore robot systems through projects such as remotely operated vehicles. Scholars must also enroll in a mathematics course and English course in the Academy (see below).

 

Junior Pathway:      
Civil Engineering & Architecture – Aerospace Engineering      
English III    
Accelerated/Honors Pre-Calculus*

*Scholars enrolling in the junior pathway for the Academy must have completed Geometry and Algebra II.

 

 

Engineering Design & Development  Early Morning Class 7:00am – 7:55am

12th Grade Scholars from Simon Kenton, Dixie Heights, & Scott High Schools

SENIOR ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP WITH CAPSTONE COURSE: The knowledge and skills scholars acquire throughout the PLTW sequence of engineering studies come together in EDD as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Scholars apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards, and completing EDD ready to take on any post-secondary program or career. This course is part of the Academic Internship Program and all scholars must apply to be selected.