EXPLORE Engineering and Architecture at Elk Grove Unified
Cosumnes Oaks High School
Architectural Design and Engineering Academy (ADE)
The Architectural Design and Engineering (ADE) Academy at Cosumnes Oaks High School prepares students for the fields related to engineering and architecture that are in high demand. Our students have ample opportunities to explore the complex worlds of engineering, construction, architecture and green energy. Students gain hands-on projectbased learning experiences that require creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The ADE Academy’s most unique feature is its rHOUSE project, a LEED for Homes Platinum residential house/classroom, where students work on projects related to green energy systems. ADE offers the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum and plans to offer an OSHA 10-hour General Industry certification. Outside of the ADE courses, students engage in core academic courses that are linked with academy projects and goals, making the work completed in both the ADE and core academic courses more authentic.
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Phone: (916) 686-7670
Florin High School
Project Lead the Way
PLTW Engineering 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. From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. Students take from the courses in demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.
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Franklin High School
Green Renewable Energy Engineering Network (GREEN) Academy
The GREEN Academy is an innovative four-year course of study that allows students to explore renewable sources of energy through engineering and core academic courses. The GREEN Academy encourages academic achievement and environmental awareness, while developing an understanding of ecological issues.
All coursework will provide students with opportunities to explore various career opportunities and prepare for post-secondary course work at a college or university or for advanced learning. Students will also be able to explore a variety of fields based on green and clean technology, including wind, solar energy, hydroelectricity and bio-fuel.
Laguna Creek High School
Manufacturing Production Technology Academy (MPTA)
MPTA specializes in training students with hands-on mastery of virtually every aspect of modern-day production and manufacturing. Students will be prepared to enter college and/or careers in manufacturing, engineering and skilled trades. Students will participate in a technologically advanced and specialized performance-based curriculum that will prepare them to successfully compete in tomorrow’s technological society. This is a Connect Ed: The California Center for College and Career Model Program and District-certified academy. This program offers articulated post-secondary credits from California State University, Sacramento.
Monterey Trail High School
Design and Technology Academy (DATA)
The Design and Technology Academy (DATA) provides a rigorous four-year program designed to give students training, information and resources in the areas of Engineering, Computer Science and Environmental Architecture. Throughout the students’ high school career, DATA teachers focus on three main goals:
- to strengthen students’ motivation and commitment to learning by providing purpose for their learning experiences.
- to improve students’ connection to school through personalized learning environments and workplace experiences.
- to prepare students to enter industry with appropriate certification and/or post-secondary education.
Engineering: Students will engage in various hands-on activities to explore the nature of assorted engineering fields. In addition, the student will learn about technology sectors such as manufacturing, construction, power and energy, communications and transportation. Student teams are formed to develop, design, build and present a functional electromechanical prototype. During fabrication, students will perform various manufacturing processes and learn various technologies and concepts such as manual and CNC machining, CNC plasma cutting, 3-D printing, robotics, welding, electronics, pneumatic and mechanical systems. Students may be eligible to apply to Sacramento State University through the ACE Program for transferable college credit.
Pleasant Grove High School
Innovative Design and Engineering Academy (IDEA)
The Innovative Design and Engineering Academy (IDEA) is a technology-driven program with an engineering academic pathway. IDEA students learn the fundamentals of both architectural and mechanical CADD, experience a hands-on engineering lab and create animated 3D (3-dimensional) models. Academy students also share the same core classes of English, Social Studies, Math and Science. This allows students to use their technology skills and knowledge towards mastering the standards in both these subjects. Students also complete projects that bridge these classes as well as their Career Technology class.
Sheldon High School
Engineering and Building Trades Pathway
This pathway is designed for students interested in exploring the skilled trades associated with the building industry as well as engineering disciplines. Steadily growing industrial and high-tech manufacturing segments of the local economy combine with an exceptionally strong construction industry to provide context for this pathway. Students begin exploration through general introductory courses. Here they survey career opportunities, engineering fundamentals, basic construction tool use and material handling as well as technical communication skills. Higher level courses allow students to explore more specific areas of building construction and engineering.
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Valley High School
Project Lead the Way: Engineering for Manufacturing Pathway
PLTW Engineering 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. From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions
to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high
school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.
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Engineering and Architecture Industry News
Students Participate in Competitions and Leadership and Career Advancement Workshops During National Annual Event ELK GROVE, Calif. – December 3, 2019 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) applauds 13 Elk Grove High School (EGHS) students for receiving top...
The Awards Highlight Academy’s Commitment to Mentor Future Generations of Farmers ELK GROVE, Calif. – August 14, 2019 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) commends the Elk Grove High School Agriculture Department for receiving two honors in the category of...
Florin High School's Project Lead The Way - Robotics students was representing the school at Hack The Pak, an event focused on educating the public about STEM-focused opportunities within the Sacramento region, including within Elk Grove Unified!
A few Pleasant Grove High School students in the IDEA Academy built a custom cat ramp for the Sacramento SPCA. Well done for making an impact, one paw at a time! Click here to view the...
Board of Trustees Recognizes 50 Top-Quality Career Technical Education in Elk Grove Unified School District Programs
Recognition Highlights Academies and Pathways Meeting Highest Quality ELK GROVE, Calif. – March 22, 2018 – The Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Trustees recognized 50 Career Technical Education (CTE) academies and pathways that demonstrated progress...
Monterey Trail High School Design and Technology Academy (DATA) held Mentor/Mentee Day on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (clip below) with 45 mentors participating. This year's event highlighted an egg drop competition with a twist - the eggs will be inside a minion...
Twenty Laguna Creek High School (LCHS) students unveiled their first-ever tiny house construction project that will be donated to a homeless veteran. Eager students from the Manufacturing Production Technology (MPTA) and Green Energy Technology (GETA) academies...
Engineering students at Sheldon High School recently tackled an ancient civil engineering problems in search of a modern solution to help improve America’s bridges. The importance of the upkeep of our country’s bridges was stressed in a press release published this...
On November 29, 2016, 27 South Korean students from an agriculture-focused high school visited Elk Grove High School. EGHS FFA students gave the Korean students a tour of the campus, the school's farm and introduced them to the American high school culture! To learn...
Monterey Trail High School’s Design and Technology (DATA) Academy aims to provide a rigorous four-year program designed to give students training, information and resources in the areas of Engineering, Computer Science and Environmental Architecture. Throughout the...