Center for Engineering

Highland Springs High School

  • Rigorous pre-engineering program founded in advanced studies of mathematics and science applicable to both a college engineering curriculum and many technical careers
  • Field studies, mentoring, and internships in partnership with business
  • Use of computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems in engineering, architecture, and design
  • Modern technologies, including telecommunications, networking, and computer software applications
  • Exploratory and summer programs

Sample Four-Year Curriculum

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Grade 9

Center Module I


  • Foundations of Engineering and Design
  • *Engineering Mathematics I
  • Engineering Science I Honors
  • Technical Drawing/ Design/CAD
  • Engineering Drawing/Design/CAD
  • English 9 Honors
  • World History and Geography I Honors
  • Health and P.E.
  • World Language

Grade 10

Center Module II


  • Engineering I
  • Engineering Analysis and Applications Honors I
  • Engineering Mathematics II
  • *Engineering Science II
  • English 10 Honors
  • World History and Geography II Honors
  • Health and P.E.
  • World Language
  • Optional Semester Electives – (2 if P.E. taken in summer)
  • Economics and Personal Finance

Grade 11

Center Module III


  • AP Chemistry
  • Engineering II
  • Pre-Calculus/Trig. AP 
  • Calculus AB
  • Practicum in Engineering I (optional)
  • Aerospace Technology I (optional)
  • AP English 11
  • AP Virginia and United States History
  • World Language
  • Electives

Grade 12

Center Module IV


  • Engineering Design and Methods (cluster of four dual enrollment courses)
  • Practicum in Engineering I or II (optional)
  • AP Calculus BC 
  • AP Physics
  • Aerospace Technology (optional)
  • AP English 12
  • AP Virginia and United States Government
  • World Language
NOTES

* Students must meet Center criteria through successful completion of Algebra I prior to enrolling in this Center.

  • All students must successfully complete the Economics and Personal Finance course.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
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