AOPA’S High School Aviation STEM Curriculum Featured in Spotlight on Education

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA’s) High School Aviation science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum was featured on ABC 7’s (WJLA) Spotlight on Education.

Magruder High School in Rockville, MD., is one of 81 schools across the country using the ninth-grade courses that are the first of a four-year program made up of two career and technical education pathways— pilot and unmanned aircraft systems (drones). Each fall, a new grade level of courses will be rolled out and available to schools for implementation until all four grade levels are complete.

The curriculum is part of AOPA’s You Can Fly initiative that focuses on building the pilot community through programs that include the high school learning curriculum, flying clubs, Rusty Pilots seminars, and other pilot-support mechanisms that make flying safe, fun, and affordable.

The AOPA You Can Fly program is funded by generous donations to the AOPA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

You Can Fly Initiatives – By the Numbers:

High School Curriculum: 81 schools & nearly 2,000 students across the country use the AOPA high school aviation STEM curriculum

Flight Training: Recognizing top flight schools and instructors for providing excellent training experiences; last year, we presented awards to 89 schools and 71 CFIs and reviewed more than 1,000 flight schools and 2,000 instructors

Flying Clubs: Making flying more affordable by helping launch more than 95 flying clubs nationwide

Rusty Pilots Program: More than 5,800 Rusty Pilots back in the air!

To learn more visit You Can Fly.