The Academy of Engineering answers an acute need for engineers in this country by educating high school students in the principles of engineering and providing content in electronics, biotech, aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture. Academies use curriculum from Project Lead The Way, Inc. (PLTW), The STEM Academy, or Paxton/Patterson. They also benefit from support provided by National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), ConnectEd, and SME Education Foundation. Click here for more information on the curriculum available.
- Intro to Engineering Design (PLTW)
- Environmental Sustainability (PLTW)
- Engineering Design and Development (PLTW)
- Engineering Science(PLTW)
- Robotics I and I
The engineering curriculum explores engineering principles and provides content in various fields, including electronics, biotech, aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture. NAF partners with several companies to provide rigorous and relevant curricula, including Project Lead the Way, The STEM Academy, and Paxton/Patterson. In addition, NAF approves programs of study that align with NAF’s certification standards, enabling local school districts to meet the needs of their community and district and state requirements.
NAF APPROACH NAF’s educational design focuses on connecting the classroom and the workplace by integrating career-focused curricula and projects into the traditional high school experience, coupled with opportunities for real-world application. Through a series of coursework, together with a progressive continuum of activities designed to build awareness, enable exploration, and prepare students for future studies and career paths, NAF students gain the skills and knowledge needed to make informed choices and succeed in their future careers.
Project Lead The Way’s Pathway to Engineering Curriculum courses include Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Civil Engineering & Architecture, Biotechnical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Engineering Design & Development.