Oldham launches high school engineering program

High school engineeringFrom The Courier-Journal: For 75 Oldham County high school students, this school year promises 3-D printing, laser etching and an added emphasis on math.

As the district’s 12,000 students headed back to class Wednesday, two sessions of ninth and 10th-graders from all three Oldham County high schools filtered into the workspace of the OCS Engineering Academy, a new half-day program at Arvin Education Center that will prepare students for careers in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The program, which utilizes Project Lead the Way curriculum, was a late addition to the district’s academic offerings, said Oldham County Schools spokeswoman Tracy Harris. School officials didn’t know for certain Engineering Academy would happen until the end of last school year, when scheduling for the 2014-15 academic year had already begun.

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