Clearwater High School is proud to announce its partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, considered one of the finest aviation and aeronautical universities in the world.
The Clearwater Aeronautics and Space Academy offers students a challenging and unique curriculum:
- Embry-Riddle college level courses
- Students will be dual-enrolled for up to 30 college credits (currently 10 credits on campus and growing!)
- Weighted high school credit
- Training in flight techniques using flight simulators
- FAA-approved training
- Industry certification in Private Pilot Ground School A & B
- Opportunities for over $20,000 savings in tuition costs
Clearwater High School is excited to announce the launch of its new Clearwater Aeronautical Space Academy (CASA). In partnership with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, beginning in January 2014, Clearwater High School will provide opportunities with a dual enrollment model that introduces students to careers in aviation or aerospace. According to John P. Johnson, Ph. D, President of Embry Riddle, “The premise is simple: provide rigorous STEM-related courses that prepare students for college while providing them a clear pathway to college graduation and high-paying jobs in a thrilling and dynamic industry.”
As part of its Wall-to-Wall Academy model, Clearwater High School is dedicated to providing exciting and relevant educational opportunities that give its students distinct advantages as they enter college or the workforce. CASA will offer students courses in nearly every aspect of the aerospace industry, including professional pilot, engineering, space, unmanned aerial systems, and aviation maintenance science. Any Clearwater High School student can enroll in this program. Students in our district wide application programs, Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) and our Career Academy of International Culture and Commerce (CAICC), are also welcome to be a part of this incredible opportunity.
With nearly 2,000 aviation and aerospace companies in Florida employing some 84,000 industry professionals, this program is a significant addition to the school and district’s vision of opening doors and creating educational and real-world opportunities for students. Eric Krause, principal of Clearwater High School, comments on the goals of this exciting new academy, “CASA is an excellent opportunity for our students to be fully engaged in a STEM program that will give students rigorous and relevant real world applications with college credit, and an industry certification. We are fortunate to be able to build a partnership with a long standing, successful institution such as Embry-Riddle. Their expertise will allow us to expand in an area never touched before by our district!
For more information on CASA, please contact Anna Myers, Academy Coordinator, @ MyersAnn@pcsb.org.