AOPAReady To Learn To Fly?

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations

Entering into the fifth year of the Assumption Aviation Program, we are very excited to be accepted by the nationally recognized Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations (AOPA) high school aviation science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum in the 2019-2020 school year.

Students who apply and are accepted into the program have a unique opportunity to experience a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive, four-year aviation study program aligned with rigorous math and science standards used in approximately 30 states nationwide.


“Assumption Aviation is very hands on. When we were learning about rocketry, we made actual rockets that we launched over at the [Assumption] Green. We also got to make airfoils (wing of an airplane), and we tested them in a wind tunnel. When we went to the Kentucky Air National Guard, we got step on to a C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft. We are able to take the lessons we talked about in the classroom into the real world of aviation.” – Rachel Rich ’21

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

The program aims to provide students the skills they need to pursue aviation-related career and educational opportunities.

The courses are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and come with all the resources teachers need including lesson plans, presentations, assessments, and rigorous, engaging, and fun student activities.