Business and Entrepreneurship Academy
Mr. Louis Bond and Ms. Sandra Ross
Arts, Entertainment & Media Academy
Mr. Andrew Silk and Mr. Steve Solis
Engineering & Environmental Science Academy
Ms. Beverly Rodriguez and Mr. Ryan Flores
Engineering and Environmental Science Academy (EESA) Classes:
INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN – GRADES 9-10 10 CREDITS Students dig deep into the engineering design process applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software and use an engineering notebook to document their work.
PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING – GRADES 10-12 10 CREDITS Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.
CAPSTONE COURSE – ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT – GRADE 12 10 CREDITS The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering 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. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards, completing EDD ready to take on any post-secondary program or career
DIGITAL ELECTRONICS – GRADES 9-10 10 CREDITS From smart phones to appliances, digital circuits are all around us. This course provides a foundation for students who are interested in electrical engineering, electronics, or circuit design. Students study topics such as combinational and sequential logic and are exposed to circuit design tools used in industry, including logic gates, integrated circuits, and programmable logic devices.
Arts, Entertainment and Media (AEM) Academy Classes:
GRAPHIC DESIGN 1 & 2 – GRADES 10-12 A-G Approval pending 10 CREDITS Students will learn about graphic design principles, creative and expressive typography, page layout, and digital image manipulation through the completion of both print and multimedia based assignments.
FILM AND VIDEO PRODUCTION 1 & 2 – GRADES 9-12 A-G Approved 10 CREDITS This class is designed to provide students with artistic, creative and historical background of the film and television industry. Students are taught basic camera, lighting and sound techniques that will allow them to produce short films, documentaries, interviews, and newscast.
Business and Entrepreneurship (BE) Academy Classes
BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEUERSHIP - GRADES 9-12. Students will learn about Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Customer Service, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. These courses are designed to strengthen leadership, problem solving, and organizational and management skills. Integrated projects enable students to share ideas and business plans while promoting teamwork. Students participate in internships, learn how to create and assess strategic business plans, and participate in on and off campus industry specific college and career workshops and visits