AP + PLTW
AP and PLTW have created a partnership out of the desire to recognize highly performing students.
"The College Board and Project Lead The Way are excited to provide you with an opportunity to earn recognition for your AP and PLTW coursework. To earn this student recognition, you must complete three courses in a pathway - one AP course; one PLTW course, and a third course, either AP or PLTW - and earn a qualifying score of 3 or higher on the AP Exam(s) and a score of Proficient or higher on the PLTW End-of-Course (EoC) Assessment(s)." Click here to apply for the recognition.
Senior students should complete the following Google form to initiate a review of their Academy requirements. If all requirements have been met, they will be recognized with this distinction upon Graduation.
Habitat for hummanity
On October 16, Mr. Geeza lead a team of Civil Engineering and Architecture students as they volunteered for the Berks Chapter of Habitat for Hummanity.
computer science & software engineering
In late June, Mr. Madeira attended a conference at San Jose State University to work on curriculum for the Computer Science and Software Engineering pilot. Mr. Madeira is one of less than fifty teachers to be selected to participate in the pilot, and Wilson High School will be one of less than fifty schools to offer the course in its first year.
Over four weeks in June and July, Mr. Dennes taught Computer Integrated Manufacturing at the University of Kentucky and Duke University. Mr. Dennes taught the curriculum to teachers from across the country so they can offer the course at their respective schools. Mr. Dennes is one of ten core training instructors in the country for CIM.
EDD is a course developed to give students a real look into what it is like to work in these professions in real life by demonstrating the process and actual work that goes into it. The entire year will culminate in the completing and function testing of their specific projects. Whether their project works or not the students have gained valuable information for the future.