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Engineering Application Program

Program Description

The Engineering Application Program is a competitive entrance student cohort of the nationally-recognized Wheaton High School Project Lead The Way program. Motivated students have the opportunity to participate in a four-year sequence of rigorous math, science, and engineering courses. Hands-on and project based activities are used to promote the development of critical thinking skills. Through the use of the engineering design process, students create their own inventions or innovations to solve real world problems. Students explore aerospace, mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering to develop a strong foundation for success in university math, science, technology, and engineering programs.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Use 3D design software used by companies such as Lockheed Martin and Intel.
  • Earn college credit in courses taught by college professors.
  • Compete in competitions at the local, state, and national level.
  • Participate in a variety of clubs including robotics, Civil Air Patrol, and A.C.E Mentors.


Application; Consortia/ Choice (More about admissions)

This Engineering Program at Wheaton HS is an application-only program. Current Grade 8 students living in the Downcounty Consortium (DCC) or attending a DCC middle school may apply. Criteria used to evaluate candidates include written statements from candidates, previous grades, coursework, and test scores.


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