Academy of Engineering Sciences

Engineering Students Become Tomorrow's Problem Solvers Today

From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality.  MGM’s Engineering curriculum empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. The program’s courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school, on any career path they take, and for the rest of their lives.  

MGM’s Engineering Academy students are taking on these same real-world challenges – and they are doing it before they even graduate from high school. Working with the same tools used by professionals in hospitals and labs, students engage in compelling, hands-on activities and work together to find solutions to problems. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school, on any career path they take, and for the rest of their lives.

Learning By Doing

Affordable housing design. Biofuel production. App development. These are all hands-on, real-world challenges students face in their Engineering courses at Mary Montgomery High. Throughout the program, students step into the varied roles engineers play in our society, discover new career paths and possibilities, and develop engineering knowledge and skills. In addition, as students work in teams to design and test solutions, they are empowered develop in-demand, transportable skills like collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.

The MGM Engineering Academy is a Project Lead The Way affiliate and uses a national curriculum written by engineers, researchers, and experts in the many and various fields of engineering.  Our program follows three consecutive courses: Introduction to Engineering and Design (IED), Principles of Engineering (POE), and Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA).  The courses carry an Honors weight credit and are taught as such. Successful completion of the Engineering Academy requires a strong math foundation.  In order to be successful in the Engineering Academy and in college, it is expected that students take and excel in the following math and science classes along with the Engineering classes:  Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra/Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus; Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.  

Introduction to Engineering and Design (IED)

Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3-D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work. 

Principles of Engineering (POE)

Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.

Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)

Students learn important aspects of building and site design and development. They apply math, science, and standard engineering practices to design both residential and commercial projects and document their work using 3-D architectural design software.

Engineering Schedule