Principles of Engineering is the third course in a four-course sequence program developed by Project Lead the Way (PLTW). It is designed to give students a more detailed understand of the physics and mathematical concepts used in the field of engineering. Students will explore how the mechanical advantages gained by using simple machines such as wheels, gears, cams and linkages are used to produce powerful and sophisticated industrial machines and equipment. Students will learn how engineers and technicians use math, science and technology to solve engineering problems that benefit people. The math applications phase of the course will focus on using basic trigonometry and algebra to explore physics concepts such as force vectors, free body diagrams, moments of inertia, reaction forces, truss designs as well as actual dynamic forces such as compression, tension, stress, strain, velocity, deflection and deformation. Students will also learn to perform basic electrical circuit analysis and will also be required to actually wire switches to control lights, motors and assorted devices...
The Bio-Medicine Academy is a career academy in which students are interested in pursuing a profession in the medical industry.
Bio-Medicine students are required to take an Academy Focus Course in the Bio-Medicine Academy each academic year. Freshmen year students are enrolled in Science Safety, Careers and Bioengineering Honors; Sophomore year, Epidemiology & Experimental Design Honors; Junior year, Medical Terminology Honors; and Senior year, Pharmacology and Bioethics Honors.
Successful completion of Epidemiology and Experimental Design, enables students to earn three college credits from Bergen Community College. In order to receive a Bergen Community College transcript, students must successfully pass the midterm and the final examination for this course.
Many courses in the Bio-Medicine Academy are open to all students in the school. These include Astronomy, Marine Biology, Optics, Biophysics, Medibotics, Pharmacology Botany, Meteorology, Virology, Electricity & Microbiology, Zoology, and Magnetism. Read More
The Finance Academy introduces students to the broad career opportunities in the financialservices industry, and, in the process, equips them to make sound choices for the future. The FinanceAcademy is a member of the National Academy Foundation which is located in more than 275 high schools nationwide.
In the past decade, technology has revolutionized every aspect of every position in the financial services industry, and hundreds of thousands of low-skilled jobs have been consolidated into fewer, more demanding positions. Today, despite volatile financial markets and well-publicized layoffs in the industry, the demand for talented applicants who have mastered the “soft skills” , the ability to communicate effectively, work as team members, and solve problems, is unabated and likely to grow. Opportunities abound: professional and technical knowledge are more critical than ever to grasp them and enter the world of work.
The Information Systems Academy is a career academy in which students are interested in understanding how networks and business computing work.
The curriculum draws together information on networks by Cisco Information Systems and Computer Operating Systems from Microsoft. Successful students qualify for the CompTia A+, CompTia Server+ and MCDST (Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technicians ) certifications by these companies. Four years of classes include, Introduction to Networking, Advanced Networked Systems, Java Programming and Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician.
Many courses in the AOIS are open to all students in the School. These include Intro to Information Techology, Intro to Databases, Digital Design 1 and 2, Digital Photography, Web Animation, Programming, Visual Basic, Amateur (Ham) Radio, and Video Production...
Students in the Law Academy learn all about how the American justice system works and how it affects all of our lives. They learn about what really goes on during trials, criminal investigations and in our legislatures, and what professionals such as judges, lawyers, police officers, FBI agents and lawmakers really do. After four years at AE, Law Academy students will have a distinct advantage compared to other students interested in pursuing law-related careers.