Academy of Engineering

Program Description
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.

Application Process

  1. For non-resident applicants, if your student is currently registered with his/her resident district, download and complete the Notice of Intent to Participate Form. Submit this form by November 30, 2022 to your home district or charter school and obtain a signed receipt acknowledging that you submitted the form. Keep the receipt for your records. By law, a resident district must be informed if a student intends to participate in the choice program.
  2. Download and complete the General Choice Application or contact the Parent Information Center to have it mailed to you.
  3. Admission into the Engineering Academy would be based on the submission and evaluation of the following:
    • Letter of Interest explaining why they want to be a part of the program
    • Student should have taken Algebra I
    • Students should have received at least a B average in Algebra
  4. Non-resident students, please mail the AHS Choice Application together with all of the documents listed above no later than December 1, 2023 to: AHS Todd Pae, Principal, Choice Program Coordinator, Attention: Carri Natalicchio, 27 High Street, Allentown, NJ 08501
  5. Residents of UFRSD and Millstone, please return the General Choice Application no later than April 9, 2024.
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER: Allentown High School Main Office

(609) 259-7292 ext. 1705

Contact: Todd Pae, Principal
[email protected]

Allentown High School

Transportation Note to Parents:
Transportation of Choice students is not guaranteed. If the cost of transportation will exceed $1,000, the parent/guardian will be given $1,000 as aid in lieu of transportation and, in some cases, the option of receiving the transportation and paying the additional amount over $1,000. By August 1, 2024, parents should receive notification of their transportation options from the resident district. For more information, read the Transportation Procedures for Choice students.