Originally Posted by Jack Gillespie
As a long time teacher
I would recommend Project Lead the Way for STEAM curriculum.
at the high school level they have three programs; Engineering, Biomed, and Comp Sci. The engineering is particularly strong with college credit & scholarships available. All of the Engineering courses in California are counted as Honors classes.
Middle schools there is the gateway program
Elementary is Launch.
Okay, YES. I've been part of the PLTW courses since my freshman year. Engineering Pathway. Started Freshman year with a whole lot of inventor and CAD. The class was Introduction to Engineering Design. Sophmore year was a lot of calculations and VEX programming and building. It was called Principles of Engineering. This year was Aerospace Engineering. I know other schools have different programs like Biomed and stuff like that but I am so happy they choose Aerospace. It's become my favorite class in high school. Next year is a capstone course where we'll solve an everyday problem with engineering ideas we have developed over the last 3 years. I'm excited!!
I so recommend this program. If it's possible to get into it or get it at your school, DO IT. You won't regret it.
I'm taking AP Computer Sci A next year, so I have no idea right now how it'll be. I'm excited though!