About 100 Huntley High School students took part in interviews this week for entrance to the HHS Engineering Academy next fall.
Several engineering professionals from the local community joined Huntley 158 teachers and administrators to conduct the interviews, which are one part of the acceptance process.
“This gives us a great opportunity to partner with our community and give our students a glimpse into the real world of engineering,” said Shelly Kish, associate principal.
The school previously offered two Project Lead the Way engineering courses, but fall 2016 will mark the formalization of the Engineering Academy, including the addition of a number of new course offerings.
Project Lead the Way is a leading national organization that develops STEM curricula for use by elementary, middle, and high schools.
In addition to the current PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design and PLTW Principles of Engineering courses, in fall the school will add PLTW Aerospace Engineering and PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture, as well as Drafting Design Studio and Art and Design for Engineers.
For more information, contact Kish at (847) 659-6602 or via email.