Engineering Academy

The Engineering Academy is designed to prepare high school students for success in colleges of engineering. Students take rigorous math and science courses (honors and AP level only) along with hands-on project-based engineering curriculum. As a result, Academy students gain the academic knowledge and skills needed for success in a college-level engineering program and gain an understanding of the engineering field so they can determine whether it is the career they wish to pursue.

High school students may attend for up to three (3) school years. Graduates from the Academy should be planning to pursue a university level track to obtain a degree in some discipline of engineering. College credit for Advanced Placement courses is available upon passing the appropriate AP College Board Exam(s).  Universities vary in their recognition of AP credits. Therefore, the number of available credit hours will depend upon the policies of the specific university a graduate plans to attend.

At A Glance

Open To

High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

Campus

Danforth, Portland

Total Hours Required

1,440 hours

Length

Up to 3 school years

Times

Daytime classes, part-time only: Monday - Friday 

  • Rockwell: 8:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. and
    12:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
  • Danforth: 8:25 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. and
    12:10 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.
  • Students attend either the AM or PM session.

Courses

A total of 17 courses (5 math, 5 science, and 7 engineering) are taught in the Academy. However, a 3 year student will be able to complete only 12 of those courses. Therefore, the total hours available in the course list exceed the total number of required hours for the full Advanced PLTW Engineering major. The exact sequence of math, science and engineering courses will be determined by previously taken math and science courses, as well as the student's career and educational goals. In addition, please remember that students are also welcome to apply to begin the Academy in either their junior or senior years which will also impact their sequence and number of courses.

  • Honors Geometry 120 hours
  • Honors Chemistry 120 hours
  • Principles of Engineering 120 hours
  • Introduction to Engineering Design 120 hours
  • Honors Algebra II 120 hours
  • AP Physics I 120 hours
  • Honors Trigonometry/Pre-calculus 120 hours
  • AP Calculus AB 120 hours
  • AP Calculus BC 120 hours
  • AP Chemistry 120 hours
  • Engineering Design and Development 120 hours
  • AP Physics C-Mechanics 120 hours
  • Aerospace Engineering 120 hours
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing/Robotics 120 hours
  • Civil/Architectural Engineering 120 hours
  • Digital Electronics 120 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • AP college credit is available for students who pass Calculus, Chemistry or Physics AP tests. Universities vary in recognition of AP credits, so available credit is dependent on the policies of the institution.

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Graphing Calculator - $100.00
  • Flash Drive - $10.00

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

$110.00

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

Approximately $80,000

median salary per year for engineers in Oklahoma City area, with Bachelor's degree

Pass Rate

84%

completion

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

This program prepares students to pursue a degree in some discipline of engineering. After degree completion at an accredited college, engineering positions are available in a variety of areas.

Engineering major