Distinction in Engineering
Sayre’s Distinction in Engineering is a sequence of courses that will prepare Sayre Students for success in post-secondary education in fields that require sophisticated and higher level skills in science, mathematics and technology. Students who complete this track will be prepared to pursue the study of engineering, science related fields (physical or life), mathematics, and computer science. Course work and internships will integrate critical thinking and appropriate scientific techniques while providing opportunities to conduct research and implement projects.
- Two years of Physics (Physics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2)
- One additional year of AP science
- Two years of math (AP Stats, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC)
- One year of technology (AP Computer Principles, AP Computer Science A)
NOTE: Students must earn a minimum of a 3.0 average unweighted GPA in Science/Math classes.
- Design and conduct an approved independent project in engineering, working with Newton’s Attic, UK/Transy, or with an approved outside group.
- Students will present the results of their project at the local science fair and/or at school.
These independent projects are long term projects that typically take at least half a year. The science department will help facilitate the connection between the student and a partner for their independent project. It is the responsibility of the student to follow through with completing their project. Students will be expected to check in periodically to give updates on their progress.
- Instead of completing an independent research project, students can choose to complete a semester-long engineering internship.
- Students will document that experience throughout the semester, write a reflection about their internship, and give a presentation at school about their internship. Note: Senior internships will not fulfill this requirement.
The science department will help facilitate the connection between the student and a partner for their internship. It is the responsibility of the student to follow through with that connection and complete their internship.