Push the limits of your imagination in the Pre-Engineering program.
The Pre-Engineering progam is part of Meridian’s STEM Academy. Using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), students in this program explore civil, chemical, mechanical and aerospace engineering. From building robots to airplanes, collaboration is key and students will often find themselves working with other programs to create new products and improve on the world around them. Students can begin this program as a sophomore.
We have partnered with Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a national program that provides transformative learning experiences for students and teachers across the country, to develop the STEM Academy. PLTW focuses on developing problem-solving skills by immersing students in real-world preparatory-level academics and is designed to prepare students for postsecondary studies.
The STEM Academy serves high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. An additional application is required for the STEM Academy. Entrance requirements include an application and interview process with career counselors. Students must be at or above grade level in reading and mathematics and demonstrate a high interest and/or aptitude in math and science. Applicants must have completed Algebra I with a grade of B or better. Candidates should have passed eighth-grade state tests in reading and mathematics and have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
Starting as sophomore? Then enroll in the expanded career major that has 1440 hours. Juniors should sign up for the career major that has 960 hours.
This is not your traditional classroom. It’s a place to explore, tinker and understand. It’s an environment where you can ask questions and imagine possible answers. With project-based assignments you’ll train on engineering design software to invent a new product, use the latest technology to calibrate a high-tech material sorter and build an airplane that […]
Get a head start on your future career by beginning the Pre-Engineering program as a sophomore. With an extra year in the classroom and the lab, you’ll gain a more in-depth understanding of what it takes to become an engineer. The classes you’ll take in the Academy will introduce you to a variety of engineering […]