The Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Aerospace Engineering & Aviation Technology (AEAT) Program seeks to expose its scholars to a rigorous curriculum wherein they think critically, solve real-world problems, and build pertinent skills to explore, design, research, and innovate as they prepare for an exciting future. This program is a rigorous four-year high school course of study that provides broad and intensive college-level academic experiences, with content and application focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through the lens of aerospace engineering and aviation. The AEAT Program is offered at DuVal High School and services the entire district. Transportation is provided for all students. Students select a major (aerospace engineering or aviation technology) and from this point, their STEM coursework is concentrated in their selected major. Please note, specific STEM courses are required for each major. As upperclassmen, S&T students are able to participate in internships, dual enrollment, and a unique signature research process, research practicum (RP), for students that results in a STEM-focused project and resulting in a five-chapter research paper, similar to a master’s thesis. Students showcase their research and findings at an annual senior research symposium
Significant components of the program include the following:
Participation in the S&T Program offers students a small learning community with a safe, collegiate atmosphere with high expectations and a support system. In addition, the program:
All interested 8th-grade PGCPS students will be considered for admission into the AEAT Program. PGCPS 9th grade students interested must apply to be considered for any openings in their current class. Nonpublic school students in 8th and 9th grade interested in the Science and Technology Program must apply. Please visit www.pgcps.org/testing and click on Specialty Programs to obtain additional information.
During the Specialty Program Application Window