Principles of Engineering (PLTW) (CTE)

(Year) Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

UC Approved

Completion of Algebra 1 with a college qualifying grade of “C” or better.

Principles of Engineering is a hands on course using robotics to explore some of the major concepts in engineering. Topics include mechanisms, energy sources and application, statics, material properties and testing, structures, control systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, statistics and kinematics. Students develop problemsolving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges

Grading Scale

97%~100% = A+; 94%~96% = A; 90%~93% = A-;

87%~89% = B+; 84%~86% = B; 80%~83% = B-;

77%~79% = C+; 74%~76% = C; 70%~73% = C-;

67%~69% = D+; 64%~66% = D; 60%~63% = D-;

<60% = Fail

Electronic Devices:

No personal electronic devices will be allowed in class at any time.

Assignments and Tests:

If a student has a verified Illness, the student is allowed 1 day extra time per day missed.

If a student is absent from school due to a situation such as a family trip or any other none school reason, teachers are NOT required to allow students to makeup work or do work prior to leaving, this includes students who are absent during finals.

If a student is not in class due to a school activity such as a field trip or a school sporting event, the student must prearrange with the teacher to turn in the assignment early.

Any assignments turned in after the unit test is given will earn a grade of zero.

Personal Behavior:

Unacceptable behavior includes any behavior that is distraction from class. Example: Touching, slapping, hitting, and yelling, among others.

A Students’ appearance may not detract from nor interfere with the learning environment or process.


Regular attendance is required.

A tardy will be given if the student is not in their assigned seat when the tardy bell sounds.

Students who are absent or tardy more than 10% of the class will receive a citizenship grade of U. Note: 10% of a semester is 9 days in a semester.