Recognizing the broad range of career opportunities in Engineering and Design, the program is designed to be inclusive and open to all students, starting in 10th grade, who have an interest in careers in Engineering and Design. Each student is expected to work diligently and reflectively towards a personal goal that reflects her interests and achievements. Students may choose between two different pathways, a Purple Pathway or a Gold Pathway, designed to prepare them for success in a career in Engineering and Design beginning right after college graduation.
Coursework includes Advanced Placement (AP) level, Honors and Independent Study courses in Engineering, Design and Visual Arts. Please refer to the Engineering & Design Honors Program Course Requirements and the Course Offering Book for more detailed information.
Interested students are encouraged to select courses and pursue relevant service learning experiences as early as the ninth grade. Formal application to pursue the program will begin at the beginning of second semester each school year. Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors who wish to enroll in the program may submit a formal application at the beginning of the second semester each school year.
Yes. Through the charism of Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph, the program prepares young women to live the Gospel through prayer, reflection and service to the “dear neighbor.” Service learning is an intentional, reflective process that develops empathy and compassion.
Experiential learning involves learning environments that extend beyond the classroom and provide the student with authentic experiences in preparation for Engineering and Design careers. The student will develop her capacity to serve others with empathy, knowledge, compassion and skill through reflective engagement in internships, shadowing, external classes, field trips, competition and service learning.