Program Requirements


Grade level: 10, 11, 12

School: Kent

Program Length: Two Years

Credit at Kent:


Level I – CP English (1cr); Math (1cr: Algebra II or Advanced Algebra II, Pre- Calculus or Advanced Pre-Calculus); Advanced Physics I; Engineering IA (1cr) and IB (1cr)

Level II – CP English (1cr); Math (1cr:-Pre- Calculus or Advanced Pre-Calculus; Calculus or A.P. Calculus AB); Advanced Physics I (1cr); Engineering IIA (1cr) and IIB (1cr)

Program Description


This two-year College Tech Prep Academy combines academically competitive, college prep courses with hands-on technical studies. Students rotate through four technology areas-computer-aided design, (CAD), electronics, robotics & programming, manufacturing processes and polymers. ¾ of the program is at Theodore Roosevelt High school and ¼ of the program is at Stow-Munroe High School.

College prep courses in English, Algebra II or Honors/Adv. Algebra II, Pre-Calculus or Honors/Adv. Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Calculus, and Adv. Physics I and II are linked with the technology curriculum. University partners include Cleveland State University and The University of Akron.

Various instructional approaches are used, including team teaching, work teams, self-directed studies, and project-based learning.  Benefits of this program include: exposure to key elements of various aspects of engineering; practical content for future college engineering courses; work with experienced engineers; and extra-curricular opportunities with regional competitions.

Program Overview


Program Time

  • Two years

  • 3.5 hours daily- from 7:30 am to 11:05 am

  • Two technical credits plus three academic credits per year

Prerequisites

  • Algebra 1 and Geometry or Honors/Adv. Algebra 1 and Honors/Adv. Geometry

  • “B” or better in all math courses

  • Completion of one college prep credit in science and English

  • Recommended: Average G.P.A. of 2.75 for math, English, and science for three previous semesters

  • Average 95% attendance for three previous semesters

Areas of Concentration

  • Principles of electronics, robotics & programming

  • Design and manufacturing processes

  • Computer-aided design (CAD)

  • Lab testing procedures/standards

  • Polymers

  • Principles of Applied Physics

  • Academy mathematics level is based on previous courses:

  • Algebra II or Adv/Hon Alg. II

  • Pre-Calculus or Adv/Hon Pre-Calculus

  • Calculus or AP Calculus AB (second year 2 only)

  • College Prep English: research writing, literary analysis, technical writing

Professional Pathways

  • Engineering: Aeronautical, biomedical, computer, electrical, environmental, chemical, civil, corrosion, mechanical, petroleum, and welding

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

  • Polymer Science

  • Computer Programming

  • Environmental Science

  • Industrial Design

  • and so much more!

Higher Education Opportunities

  • College credits available - Students are eligible to earn 9 college credits through the University of Akron, Summit College.

  • Associate’s degree

  • Bachelor’s degree

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