Mercy Academy to implement aviation STEM curriculum

Mercy Academy will implement the nationally recognized Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) high school aviation science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum in the 2019-2020 school year.

The four-year study program, which is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards for Mathematics “aims to provide students with the skills that they need to pursue aviation-related career and educational opportunities,” according to a press release from Mercy Academy.

The courses are available in two career and technical education pathways: pilot and unmanned aircraft systems (drones).  Mercy’s assistant principal Karen Alpiger will teach the courses.

Due to donations to the AOPA Foundation, all curriculum materials are provided to the schools at no cost.

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