From launching explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, our students find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. Our pathway empowers students to step into the role of an engineer or environmentalists, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. The program’ s courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.
Each of our pathway courses engages students in interdisciplinary activities like working with a client to design a home, programming electronic devices or robotic arms, or exploring algae as a biofuel source. These activities not only build knowledge and skills, but also empower students to develop essential skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance.
Students who complete these requirements earn graduation recognition.
Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects like designing a new toy or improving an existing product. (Honors Section Available)
Students explore a broad range of engineering topics including mechanisms, strength of structure and materials, and automation, and then they apply what they know to take on challenges like designing a self-powered car. (Honors Section Available)
Students investigate and design solutions in response to real-world challenges related to clean and abundant drinking water, food supply, and renewable energy.
Students discover and explore manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation, and then they apply what they have learned to design solutions for real-world manufacturing problems.
Students identify a real-world challenge and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their unique solutions to a panel of engineers.
This course integrates biology and the basics of energy science and is a hands-on, biological exploration of cellular biology and the variety of chemical reactions that occur in specialized areas of organism cells. Specific attention is paid to energy acquisition and use in living organisms, complex ecosystems, and the changing environment.
Using Chemistry skills and concepts learned in this course, students solve environmental engineering problems related to water and its interactions with the environment. Students will use a systems-based approach to understand that all environmental systems consist of matter and will apply this knowledge to solving current and future global water issues. This course explains the basic chemistry required to understand crucial environmental interactions in order to encourage students to take a critical approach to solving complex water-related issues on a local and global scale.
Develop a deep understanding of foundational principles of physics in classical mechanics and modern physics by applying these principles to complex physical situations that combine multiple aspects of physics rather than present concepts in isolation. Discuss, confer, and debate with classmates to explain a physical phenomenon investigated in class. Design and conduct inquiry-based laboratory investigations to solve problems through first-hand observations, data collection, analysis and interpretation
AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. Students develop computational-thinking skills and tackle challenges like designing apps to solve real-world problems for clients. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cyber security concerns, and computing impacts.
AP Environmental Science provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.
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Jennifer Carter, Learning Director: 7-12 Grade Science firstname.lastname@example.org
Sascha Ludwig - Environmental Resources Lead Teacher - email@example.com
Daniel Samarin - Engineering Design Lead Teacher - Danielsamarin@cusd.com