Prince George's County Public Schools
Engineering and Science

Academy Overview
The Academy of Engineering and Science provides students with exposure to a wide array of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. The Academy philosophy is based on state and national standards, strong industrial partnerships, numerous research opportunities, hands on learning experiences, and continuous technological improvements.

Programs of Study
The Academy of Engineering and Science features the following programs of study:

Computer Science

The Computer Science program of study prepares students for further study and careers in the field of Computer Science. Throughout the program, students will learn all aspects of Computer Science including: programming, hardware design, programming languages, logic, programming paradigms, translation between levels of abstraction,  artificial intelligence, the limits of computations, applications in information technology and information systems, and social issues (internet security, privacy, and intellectual property).

Students may earn college credit through the AP Computer Science course/exam.

Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Calculus.

Pre-Engineering (Project Lead the Way)  

PLTW is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes an increase in the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologists graduating from educational systems throughout the United States. The Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Pre-Engineering program introduces students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering technology. Students engage in problem solving, learn and apply the engineering process, and develop vital teamwork, communication, and critical thinking skills. Students may earn credit at PLTW-affiliated colleges and universities nationwide. The award of college credit is based on the student’s score on the end-of-course assessment as well as the student’s grade in the course; other criteria may be established by the partnering university or college.

*Project Lead the Way is also offered in the Architecture and Design Academy at Crossland and Suitland High Schools.

Click here to visit the PLTW Website: PLTW icon 

 
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Possible Certifications 

  • MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate)
  • Software Development Fundamentals
  • Windows Development Fundamentals
  • Web Development Fundamentals

Possible Majors 

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Possible Careers 

  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Mathematician

 

Contact Information: 
Darlene Bruton, Supervisor
College & Career Readiness and Innovative Programs 
2215 Chadwick Street
Temple Hills, MD 20748   
Phone:  (301) 669-6012  
Fax:  (301) 669-6090  
Email:
 darlene.bruton@pgcps.org

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