The only requirement for entrance is a good disciplinary record. However, as our courses are rigorous it is to the student’s advantage to be well prepared in math (Algebra I H) and in science (Physical Science H).
The Academy students are grouped together in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies for the first two years to the best of our ability. We have both honors level and regular levels for most of our academics in 9th grade.
The Engineering classes are only for the Academy students. It is not possible to take them as electives if you are not in the academy.
All incoming 9th graders will receive a quality point for all of the current Engineering classes (Intro to Engineering Design; Computer Integrated Mfg.; Principles of Engineering; Digital Electronics; Aerospace Engineering; Biotech Engineering; Civil Engineering Architecture; Engineering Design and Development)
Four of the Engineering courses ( IED,CIM,POE;and DE) are given college credits by the Rochester Institute of Technology if the student achieves a 3.0 in the course, passes the national exam and pays the tuition fee (which is currently around $200/course). These classes will also be awarded quality points by the District. Some universities may waive some of their introductory courses upon completion of our program.
Four-Year Typical Course Schedule for students entering in 2012-2013
Students are also required to take one online class for graduation and must pass the EOC’s for Algebra, Geometry, and Biology
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