HHS Engineering Academy

Welcome to the District 158 Engineering Academy Page

Mission/ Vision

The Huntley High School Engineering Academy is designed to prepare students for careers in the ever-changing global market; developing skills using problem-based, real world applications of STEM concepts.


What is an Engineer?  What is Engineering?

Engineering involves the application of creativity in partnership with math, science, social studies, language arts and fine arts to search for quicker, better and less expensive ways to use the forces and materials of nature to meet today’s challenges. Engineers are problem solvers who use every resource possible to bring into existence things and
ideas that they imagine.  Engineers make a difference!


What is the Engineering Academy at Huntley High School?

The Engineering Academy provides opportunities to help prepare students for admission to collegiate engineering programs and careers in the engineering field.  By combining the foundation of engineering principles through rigorous coursework with real world experiences, our students leave Huntley High School with an understanding of careers in the engineering field and a hands-on experience few high school students have.  Joining the Engineering Academy means more opportunities at Huntley High School for you including but not limited to preferential Engineering Academy course placement, field trip opportunities, guest speaker opportunities, job shadowing opportunities.  Students may apply their sophomore or junior year for admittance into the Academy.  Once admitted, students may work toward achieving a Certificate of Completion or a Transcript Designation.  See menus to the left for more information on these.

What is PLTW?

Project Lead the Way