CURRICULUM

Our K–12 curriculum teaches science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles through hands-on aircraft activities that address national standards for each grade level.



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The Lower Level Curriculum is designed for beginner STEM students with a focus on safety, fundamentals of flight and fundamentals of design.


GOALS

  • Build a foundation of STEM skills
  • Emphasize safety
  • Encourage real-world problem-solving
  • Introduce students to careers in science and technology


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The Upper Level Curriculum is designed for beginner to intermediate STEM students. It reinforces STEM fundamentals and encourages students to build new skills and devise creative solutions.


GOALS

  • Develop STEM skills by building and modifying model aircraft
  • Emphasize safety, collaboration and teamwork
  • Build real-world problem-solving skills
  • Exposes students to careers in science and technology


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The Middle School Curriculum is designed for intermediate to advanced STEM students. It encourages students to devise creative solutions to problems so that they understand how altered designs can lead to better technologies.


GOALS

  • Develop STEM skills through builds, design and student-created aircraft
  • Emphasize safety, collaboration and teamwork
  • Build real-world problem-solving skills
  • Expose students to careers in science and technology


High School

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The High School Curriculum is designed for advanced STEM students. It develops STEM skills and design thinking that prepare students for engineering and design at the university and technical institute levels.


GOALS

  • Develop advanced STEM, engineering and design skills
  • Prepare students for secondary education coursework
  • Emphasize safety, collaboration, creativity and teamwork
  • Build real-world problem-solving skills


FLITE TEST ENGINEERING DESIGN MODEL

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The Flite Test Engineering Design Model (EDM) is a problem-solving tool that guides students through the process of creating a solution. Each Curriculum level has its own unique EDM, empowering students to use design thinking to solve real-world problems.