The Allentown High School Engineering Academy is designed to prepare students with skills and understandings from coursework leading to a career in engineering or engineering technology.
The Allentown High School Engineering Academy uses Project Lead the Way, a nationally recognized curriculum that is rigorous, interactive and process based. It also provides students with the opportunity to explore and experience engineering through a comprehensive curriculum emphasizing critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and real-world problem solving. The hands-on, project-based program engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to subjects that apply the math and science learned in traditional courses, and provides them with a strong foundation for achieving their academic goals. Students will experience an educational program that is challenging and relevant to their lives, and has established a proven path to college and career success in STEM related fields.
The Engineering Academy also offers students the opportunity to participate in the FIRST Robotics Challenge, Panasonic Creative Design Challenge, and a variety of competitive events sponsored by the Technology Student Association. Through a partnership with the Naval Air Engineering Station at Lakehurst, NJ, students will have the opportunity to learn about naval air engineering from experienced Aerospace Engineers.
Transportation Note to Parents: Transportation of Choice students is not guaranteed. If the cost of transportation will exceed $844, the parent/guardian will be given $844 as aid in lieu of transportation and, in some cases, the option of receiving the transportation and paying the additional amount over $884. By August 1, 2016, parents should receive notification of their transportation options from the resident district. For more information, read the Transportation Procedures for Choice students.