Q: What essentials of the Engineering3 program must be in place by the first day of school?
There are four “big rocks” to Engineering3: The Lab, The Kits, The Curriculum and The Teacher. Here’s a quick outline of each.
Q: How often do Engineering3 classes meet?
Engineering3 classes run as regularly scheduled classes. In a school that operates with a traditional schedule with all classes meeting every day for one class period, Engineering3 will run every day, one class period.
Q: Does Engineering3 replace core science or math classes?
At its inception, Engineering3 was designed to be an elective class and not a replacement for regular math and science courses. Colleges expect certain classes be completed for students to be considered for admission. Unless Engineering3 becomes a recognized replacement for the core coursework, we recommend each school run the program as an elective.
Q: Why is Engineering3 a three year program?
Engineering3 is set up as a three year program in part because at the school where the program was designed, students only have elective offerings in grades 10 – 12. With Engineering3 running as an elective there were only three years of coordinated fit for the program.
Q: What are the prerequisites for taking Engineering3?
The only prerequisite for enrolling in the Engineering3 program is schedule fit. For the school above this means 10th grade status. Schools may decide individually to set other criteria at their discretion.
Q: Can only sophomores enroll for year 1 of Engineering3?
Students may enter into the Engineering3 program at any level with the understanding that all students must start with Year 1. As a three year program, if students in 11th or 12th grade come into Year 1 they will not complete the three year sequence before graduation.