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STEM Academy WHS Engineering Program

Whittier High School S.T.E.M. Academy provides a sequence of Engineering courses students take in conjunction with other aligned courses in science. The current sequence of courses for STEM academy are listed below:

Grade Engineering Course Science Course
9th Grade Honors Principles of Engineering (POE) Honors Biology
10th Grade Honors Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) Honors Chemistry
11th Grade Honors Digital Electronics (DE) AP Physics 1
12th Grade TBD  
In addition to taking Engineering courses, S.T.E.M. Academy students are provided with 2 field trips per academic year. Currently, field trip schedules are planned as shown below:
Grade 1st Semester Field Trip 2nd Semester Field Trip
9th California Science Center Knott's Berry Farm Engineering Day
10th NHRA Drag racing YES! S.T.E.M. Event (Pomona raceway) Aquarium of the Pacific
11th Peterson Car Museum NHRA Drag Racing YES! S.T.E.M. Event (Pomona Raceway)