The STEM and Innovation Signature Program will allow students to take advantage of the resources available in West Nottingham’s Innovation Center, including 3D printers, Sprout computers, a laser cutter, podcasting equipment, and a green screen and VIVE virtual reality system. The Principles of Science and Engineering course, which is required for the Signature Program, is designed to familiarize students with the equipment in the Innovation Center while guiding them through curricular themes in physics and robotics.
Complete the following courses:
Principles of Science and Enginnering and/or any physics class
AP Computer Science, AP Biology, or AP Chemistry
Calculus or AP Calculus (AB or BC)
AP Statistics (suggested, but not required)
Complete the highest-level training available in the Innovation Center, completing a final product in each of the following categories:
Computer-aided design (CAD)
video editing (including green screen)
Participate in one relevant summer program (two to seven weeks in length)
Participate in at least two seasons with the VEX Robotics team
Participate in at least one year of Model United Nations club
Conduct original research and produce a paper and/or project under the guidance of an outside mentor and internal advisor
Attend one relevant professional conference
Present research project at the WNA Symposium
Opportunity awaits you at West Nottingham Academy!
Every day, in every activity, from the classroom to the playing fields, art studios, and club gatherings, students are exposed to a diverse community of learners from all walks of life.