Embry Riddle Brings Aerospace Class to Jefferson High School

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford students could also earn college credit while still in high school thanks a new partnership with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Starting this Fall intro to aeronautical science will be available to sophomores at Jefferson High School. The year long course teaches the basics of aerospace and flying. It also allows students to design and build their own unmanned aircraft.

David Carson, District 205 Director of College and Career Readiness , says he's excited to offer students a hands on practical course.

"it's going to expose students to aeronautics, space flight, so it gives students a chance to see there's a lot more then pilots and stewardess in the aerospace industry. The course gives students six college credits from Embry Riddle. It's part of the district's new learning academy model," Carson said.

The course gives students six college credits from Embry Riddle. It's part of the district's new learning academy model.


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