Project Lead the Way American High School

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Project Lead the Way
An Orientation
American High School
High School Program
Pathways to Engineering - The High School Engineering
Program is a four-year sequence of courses which, when
combined with traditional mathematics and science courses
in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and
discipline of engineering prior to entering college.
Pathway to Engineering
1st Tier (Freshmen Year) & 2nd Tier (Sophomore Year)
Introduction to Design A course that teaches
problem-solving skills using a
design development
process. Models of product
solutions are created,
analyzed and communicated
using solid modeling
computer design software.
Principles of Engineering A course that helps students understand
the field of engineering/engineering
technology. Exploring various
technology systems and manufacturing
processes help students learn how
engineers and technicians use math,
science and technology in an
engineering problem solving process to
benefit people. The course also includes
concerns about social and political
consequences of technological change.
Pathway to Engineering
3rd Tier (Junior Year)
Digital Electronics A course in applied logic that
encompasses the application
of electronic circuits and
devices. Computer
simulation software is used
to design and test digital
circuitry prior to the actual
construction of circuits and
devices.
Computer Science & Software Engineering-
OR
The curriculum encompasses Graphics - fundamental
computer science concepts like iteration, objects,
classes, events, and code efficiency; the Web introducing code writing, networking concepts,
privacy, and security; Data Mining - introducing
concepts in discrete mathematics, probability and
association, and data visualization; and Simulation further developing concepts in discrete
mathematics, and introduce chaos and fractals,
computability, and artificial intelligence. This course
is not a programming language course; it aims
instead to develop computational thinking, to
generate excitement about the field of computing,
and to introduce computational tools that foster
creativity. Students will be working with Android
devices or an Android emulator.
Pathway to Engineering
4th Tier (Senior Year)
Civil Engineering and Architecture CAPSTONE PROJECT @ MVROP
This course provides an overview of
the fields of Civil Engineering and
Architecture, while emphasizing the
interrelationship and dependence of
both fields on each other. Students
use state of the art software to
solve real world problems and
communicate solutions to hands-on
projects and activities. This course
covers topics such as: Project
Planning, Site Planning, Building
Design, Project Documentation and
Presentation
AP Computer Science (NOT PLTW)
OR
Prerequisite: Algebra II/Trigonometry with a B or better and
be enrolled in Pre-Calculus or taken/passed Pre-Calculus.
AP Computer Science A course
emphasizes object oriented
programming, algorithm development,
and problem solving. The Java
programming language will be used to
write programs. Students are expected
to work at least 2-3 hrs. per week
outside of class hours on their
computers. They will have access to
school PCs. Students can also run and
debug their programs on their personal
computers. The computers must be able
to compile and run Java code.
Why Take PLTW?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvCgsKQo7WA
For more Info:
www.pltw.org
www.pltwcalifornia.org

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