High School Programs
SystemsGo Aeroscience program for high schools
Endorsed by NASA
Certified by The Space Foundation
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Our SystemsGo Aeroscience science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum uses inquisitive learning based on a problem- and project-based model to invoke and stimulate skills in design, development, testing, analysis, and innovation.
Students will experience hands-on research through design and development projects within the engineering industries. This approach cultivates valuable life skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, testing and analysis, documentation and reporting, project management, teamwork and communication.
SystemsGo is endorsed by NASA and certified by The Space Foundation.
It is a two-year program developed for high school juniors and seniors. First-year students design and develop remotely operated vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles for research or industrial applications. Second-year students develop sounding rockets capable of lofting 35 pound -research payloads to 100,000 feet for collaborative research purposes with associated universities. Both years can/will be credited as a lab-based science credit or an elective science credit for graduation requirement credits within TEA's engineering pathway.
It is proven that our applied philosophies of education are successful in supporting tomorrow's workforce needs. SystemsGo has been developed to encourage all students to pursue engineering careers in the American workforce. In the past ten years, 80% of students have pursued engineering degrees.
The goal of the program is to promote engineering studies and research, develop work force skills, and encourage students to enter academic and career paths in STEM fields that lead to careers in the engineering industries.
Our Mission Statement:
To enhance education for better workforce development and to ignite tomorrow's innovators.
Fredericksburg High School of Fredericksburg, Texas is the first high school to design and develop rockets exceeding Mach 2.
First high school to launch rockets at a Federal Missile Range with national records for largest, fastest and highest vehicle designed and developed by high school students.
Eighty percent (80%) of the aeroscience students have continued on to study engineering in college. Now many of them have begun careers at major space related companies such as NASA, United Space Alliance, and Space Exploration
The CoET year is designed to provide important information to the students through modules supported by teacher-user-friendly projects and PowerPoints. Included are 15 modules that promote a student’s understanding of innovation and the R&D industry; and work/life skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, cognitive reasoning, design, development, testing and analysis, leadership, and teamwork. CoET is a CTE-funded course that is a prerequisite within the TEA’s STEM sequence.
The course aligns, and always will, with SystemsGo’s mission to help develop the most valued engineers to compete in the global market. Concepts of Engineering and Technology, Engineering Design and Presentation, Advanced Engineering Design and Presentation, and Engineering Design and Problem Solving (optional course being Scientific Research and Design) are the four CTE-funded courses used by SystemsGo for its four-year, sequenced STEM endorsement.
The 9th grade course is easily purchased and training requires only a two-hour web-provided seminar; no need for travel costs to training. If you are interested to learn more about SystemsGo, or the curricula (synopsis and scope and sequence), and the program support they offer, contact Christy Glass at 830-997-3567 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also peruse www.systemsgo.org to learn more about the strongest, project-based, inquisitive-learning, real-world-problem-based, hands-on, STEM program in Texas.
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- 14-May-2015 Rockets 2015 Fredericksburg launch details
- 19-Mar-2015 Parker valves help launch high-flying educational effort
- 13-Feb-2015 NASA, Fredericksburg HS team up for cyber Critical Design Review
- 12-Feb-2015 Science Mill teams up with SystemsGo: Love of science
- 03-Feb-2015 SystemsGo Alumnus featured on CBS News
- 12-Nov-2014 Booker T. Washington makes a difference with rocket program
- 31-Oct-2014 Boeing Company provides grant to SystemsGo STEM program
- 21-Oct-2014 2015 Launch Dates Set
- 07-Aug-2014 High school STEM students test rockets at military test facility
- 24-Feb-2014 Fredericksburg: All SystemsGo for STEM Endorsement
- 12-Dec-2013 FHS aeroscience program seeking alumni feedback
- 26-Apr-2013 Space-X featured in Texas Coop Power magazine