For more information, contact the Academy @ Shawnee at (502) 485-8326. Below are the magnet program options available at The Academy @ Shawnee.
Professional Career Theme: Engineering (Aerospace)
Over the next decade, there will be thousands of new jobs created in the high-paying, high-demand field of aviation. Top professionals in aviation maintenance can earn over $70,000 a year, and top pilots can earn well over $100,000. The Academy @ Shawnee is the only Jefferson County school where students can attend challenging high school classes, earn their pilot's license for free, AND qualify for a full scholarship to Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) to complete their certification in aviation maintenance technology, should they choose to pursue a career in aviation maintenance.
Engineering students benefit from the project-based, hands-on Project Lead the Way curriculum in all courses. Beginning courses include Intro to Engineering and Principles of Design. Ultimately, there will be a capstone course in the four-course sequence in which students may specialize in aerospace engineering and create a self-designed project. Advanced work provides excellent preparation for
college and university engineering schools. The Academy also is expanding aerospace-related electives, such as a robotics course based on the work of Seymour Pappert and LEGO Mindstorms.
NJROTC Cadets learn leadership and citizenship. They build self-confidence and self-discipline. The Navy JROTC Program helps students develop the skills they’ll need to meet the challenges of a military career or any other professional path they choose to follow.
Engineering—Application code: 590TEX
Aerospace: Flight School—Application code: 590MGA
Aerospace: Aviation Maintenance Technology— Application code: 590MGB
Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp (NJROTC)—Application code: 590TPR
To apply to the Academy, you first need to complete the JCPS online application. (See page 3 of the Choices Guide for more information.) After you submit the application, Academy staff may contact you for additional application materials, such as recommendations and work samples. The school may also review the applicant’s attendance records, grades, and test scores. Transportation is provided for most district students who are accepted into one of the school’s aerospace programs. Transportation is provided for Network 3 students who are accepted into the Navy JROTC Program or the Engineering Program.