The only all-girls high school in Louisville to offer this experience, Assumption students have the exclusive opportunity to enroll in the Air and Space Academy at nearby Bowman Field's Hanger 7.
The aerospace program offered by National Air and Space Education Institute is designed to be hands-on application combined with a college-ready STEM curriculum that will allow students to explore a variety of fields including aeronautics technology, aerospace manufacturing technology, aerospace engineering, and unmanned aerosystem technology. Classroom content is augmented by flight training, camps, and competitions. A pilot’s license can also be earned with completion of the program.
The National Air and Space Education Institute’s goal is to open doors to interested students who are ready to approach this material with dedication and enthusiasm. By collaborating with NASEI, the sky is literally the limit for students who want to explore anything in fields ranging from engineering to design to aeronautics.
Their commitment will include approximately 4 hours of independent study each week. After school meetings will either be a lesson or a field trip for a lab at Bowman Field. Award 1.0 P/F credit on transcript for Guided Study in Foundations in Air and Space. (This credit does not replace any of Assumption High School’s graduation requirements)
Class for 1.0 credit in Fundamentals in Aerospace Science. This class will fit in a student’s schedule as an 8th class that would meet every other study OR after school equivalency for students who could not fit in schedule and would include approximately 4 hours per week of independent study. (This credit does not replace any of Assumption High School’s graduation requirements)
Cost: Student expense is $500 flight school for sophomores.
Class for 1.0 credit in Physics in Aeronautics Science/Space Science which could replace the Physics requirement for students in this program.
Cost: Student expense is $500 flight school for juniors.
Students have several options. They may choose to take Dual Credit course through Morehead State University - Two .5 credit class in Satellites and Space Systems I and II. These are also possible course offerings: Flight/Aeronautics, Commercial Flight Seminar, Air Traffic Control, Unmanned Aerial Systems Operations, Aviation Management/Operations, Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Space Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Aerospace Manufacturing/Maintenance. (This course could count as an elective credit or be taken as an 8th class for Assumption High School credit.)
Cost: Student expense is $500 flight school for seniors.
32WLKY-TV news reporter and Assumption alum Katie George '12 featured Assumption's work with the Air and Space Academy on the Friday, October 2, evening newscast. Click here to view the WLKY video and story of this amazing partnership for Assumption students.
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