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Technical and Engineering Education (TEE)

Welcome to the Technical and Engineering Education (TEE) Site.

TEE introduces students to the nation's foremost STEM program, Project Lead the Way (PLTW). The curriculum progresses throughout the middle school years as follows.

6th grade (DM): In the Design and Modeling (DM) unit, students discover the design process and develop an understanding of the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They are then challenged and empowered to use and apply what they’ve learned throughout the unit to design a therapeutic toy for a child who has cerebral palsy.

7th grade (AR): In the Automation and Robotics (AR) unit, students 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.

8th grade first semester (EE): In Energy and the Environment (EE) students are challenged to think big and toward the future as they explore sustainable solutions to our energy needs and investigate the impact of energy on our lives and the world. They design and model alternative energy sources and evaluate options for reducing energy consumption.

8th grade second semester (STEM Plus): For students taking a full year of TEE, additional engineering education including rocketry, flight and motion, bridge building/civil engineering, and neuroscience with extended 3D computer design and 3D printing.