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  • 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 (Academy Coordinator - Jaunice Harris)

    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 and AP Computer Science Principles courses/exams.

    Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Calculus.


    Pre-Engineering (Project Lead the Way - Academy Coordinator - Robert Wylie)     

    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.


    Most of the above material was taken from the PGCPS website. For more information on this and other Career Academies in the county, please click here.

    Instructors/Courses Taught
     Click the course title for its information (syllabus)

    Computer Science

    Wilbert Brinson --  AP Computer Science

    Jaunice Harris    -- Foundations of Computer Science

                               -- AP Computer Science Principles


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