The mission of the Engineering Academy at Escambia High School is to prepare students for employment or continuation of their education in a college or university in the field of engineering or engineering technology. The engineering academies utilize the nationally recognized Project Lead The Way (PLTW http://www.pltw.org) high school engineering curriculum. The engineering academies engage students in a four-year sequence of courses that introduce students to the scope, rigor and field of engineering. Students explore various engineering technology systems and learn how engineers use math, science and technology in processes and solutions that benefit people. The use of state of the art design and 3D modeling software provide students with a mechanism to put in to practice their engineering knowledge to create, test, analyze and communicate their ideas. Students have the opportunity to specialize in different fields of engineering.
Biotechnical Engineering is a specialization course focusing on relevant projects from the diverse fields of, bio-engineering,
bio-medical engineering, and bio-molecular engineering. Students will develop advanced skills in biology, physics, technology, and mathematics and apply them to real-world biotech fields.
Civil Engineering & Architecture is a specialization course focusing on 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 the roles of engineers and architects, project planning, site planning, building design, documentation, and presentation.
The Engineering Academy students will be able to understand technology as a tool for problem solving; understand the scientific process, engineering problem solving and the application of technology; be prepared for the rigor of college level engineering or engineering technology programs; understand technological systems as they interface with other systems; use the principles of mathematics in their application to problem solving; communicate effectively using reading, writing, listening and speaking; and demonstrate the ability to work in teams.
The Project Lead the Way Engineering Academy curriculum prepares students to enter into a career path within the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) career cluster and an opportunity to earn related industry certifications or continuation of their education in a college or university. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for Gold Seal/Bright Futures scholarships.
The New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Desktop Support Associate Training and Certification Scholarship is available to seniors graduating in 2013 from the following Escambia County (Florida) School District career academies:
Escambia HS Internet Marketing Academy
Northview HS Graphic Arts Academy
Pine Forest HS New Media Academy
Tate HS Game, Animation & Simulation Academy
BT Washington Web Design Services Academy
West Florida HS Academy of Information Technology
West Florida HS Multimedia Academy
The application process for Career Academies outside of your attendance zone has closed. If you still wish to attend a Career Academy at your zoned school, you can use one of the school-based forms below to apply.