CTE Electives Offered at AMS
EXPLORING INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND CHILDCARE - Semester-long This middle school course is designed to meet the developmental needs of the early adolescent. Students will explore family and personal relationship issues, develop resource conservation and management skills, explore life, career and consumer decisions, identify factors to improve nutrition and wellness, and develop an understanding of the impact of new technology in their daily lives. Areas of study include managing resources, relating with others, making healthy food choices, learning about children, and preparing for careers. Emphasis will be placed on Early Childcare Education. Students will be introduced to the American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training (modules 1 and 5).
DESIGN AND MODELING PROJECT THE LEAD THE WAY (PLTW) - Semester-long
Have you ever wanted to create a toy or a device to help people? Students use tools such as the design process, a dynamic mathematics software, a computer-aided design program, computer simulations, an engineering notebook, and a 3D printer to design, model, and build objects. Discover the design process and turn your ideas into realities!
AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW) - Semester-long
Design, Build, and Program a Robot! Students use tools such as the engineering design process, an engineering notebook, and VEX Robotics® programming software to invent and innovate. Learn how creative thinking and problem solving can change your world! Automation and Robotics (AR) allows students to trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics as they learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Students use the VEX Robotics® platform to design, build, and program real-world objects such as traffic lights, toll booths, and robotic arms.
COMPUTER SCIENCE INNOVATORS AND MAKERS PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW) - Semester-long
This unit will allow students to discover computer science concepts and skills by creating personally relevant, tangible, and shareable projects. Throughout the unit, students will learn about programming for the physical world by blending hardware design and software development. They will design and develop a physical computing device, interactive art installation, or wearable, and plan and develop code for microcontrollers that bring their physical designs to life.
APP CREATORS PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW) - Semester-long
Have you ever wondered how mobile apps are created? Students learn and apply computational thinking and technical knowledge and skills to create mobile apps. Students also acquire and apply skills pertaining to the design process, problem solving, persistence, collaboration, and communication. Go beyond being an app consumer and become an app creator!