The mission of the Academy of Engineering at River Ridge High School is to prepare students for employment or continuation of their education in a college or university in the field of engineering technology. The engineering academy utilizes the nationally recognized Project Lead The Way (PLTW - http://www.pltw.org) high school engineering curriculum. The engineering academy engages students in a four-year sequence of courses that introduce students to the scope, rigor and field of engineering. Students explore various engineering technology systems and learn how engineers use math, science and technology in processes and solutions that benefit people. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible for Gold Seal/Bright Futures scholarships.

This Career and Technical Education program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of:

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing OR
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture OR
  • Aerospace Engineering OR
  • Biotechnical Engineering
  • Engineering Design and Development 

Industry Recognized Certifications

Engineering Core certification

The engineering Core Certification represents acknowledgement by industry of the core or foundational engineering skills and knowledge achieved by secondary students enrolled in Project lead the Way's (PLTW) Pathways to Engineering (PTE) curriculum. To earn the certification, students must pass the end-of-course assessments for any three PTE courses with a minimum score of eighty (80) percent.

Career Academies... The Right Choice

Career Academies prepare students to meet the demands of a changing workforce while providing the opportunity for successful high school graduation, gainful employment, post secondary education, and industry recognized certification. River Ridge High School Phone: (727) 774-7200 Website: http://rrhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/