July 19, 2017 – The academic year is fast-approaching and Wings Aerospace Academy (WAA) will be showcasing changes to its program, as well as enrollment information, at scheduled Parent Information Nights.
WAA offers a unique charter program with a focus on building future engineers, astronauts, pilots, rocket scientists, mechanics and more through a hands-on aerospace focused STEM curricula. Students are supported and encouraged by active mentors who can guide them in personal, educational and career development.
The new director of education, April Lanotte, has some innovative ideas on how to engage students and inspire them to reach new heights.
The program offers a “blended learning” format, with on-line learning via core courses provided by a certified, multi-district charter school, the Elevate Academy; and aerospace-based STEM curricula provided by Wings in an aerospace setting. Lanotte will be implementing an on-site lab to offer all students a place to complete online coursework, 5 days a week.
The Academy’s hands-on training includes learning to build rockets, flying drones, and even building an airplane. This year, Wings Aerospace Academy has ordered the tail-end of an RV-12 airplane. The airplane will be built by students, in full, over the next several years. All students in WAA who are in good standing also have access to the Student Flight program, which helps them obtain a pilot’s license.
The parent information meetings will be held at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in the Harrison Ford Theater from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. During the parent sessions, visitors will tour the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum; hear what a typical week at Wings Aerospace Academy is like; see video, photos and demonstrations; and participate in question & answer sessions.
Upcoming Parent Information Nights:
For more information, visit: http://wingsaerospaceacademy.org