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April 15, 2013

Sixth grade engineering program prepares students for future

Lancaster, Calif.— Antelope Valley parents with a desire to send their 6th grade students through a groundbreaking engineering program that prepares them for the challenges of their future careers are encouraged to consider the Hillview Middle School 6th Grade Honors Academy.

A parent information meeting for this program will be held at the school cafeteria April 17 at 6 p.m. All 5th graders in the Antelope Valley that meet the standards may apply for the academy, regardless of where they live. Applications for the 2013-14 school year must be turned in to the District office by Wednesday, May 15 at 3:00pm. Eligibility for the academy requires at least a 3.0 GPA during 5th grade and Proficient or Advanced on 4th grade STAR, English Language Arts and Math Test.

The honors academy opened its doors in the fall of 2012 to 100 6th grade students from around the Antelope Valley. During its first year, students have had the opportunity to study in exploratory classes including a comprehensive engineering program that allows students to work on building projects and study career opportunities in the industry. Engineers from Lockheed Martin have visited these exceptional students throughout the year, guiding them toward a future career path.

“The exploratory program provided to our 6th graders is unmatched in the Antelope Valley,” says Rob Garza, principal of Hillview Middle School. “These students reach a level of college preparation very rare among their age group. Our engineering introduction program prepares students for anything. By studying engineering, they learn to invent, innovate and improve existing programs in whatever field they do choose.”

The honors academy also includes programs like Project Lead the Way, Mathletes and AVID. Advanced study programs and subjects include Advanced Algebra, Lego Robotics, Science Olympiad and Honors Language/Honors History. Students accepted can also participate in all other school programs including athletics, drama and extracurricular clubs.

“Westside continues to provide excellence in everything we do for our students through programs like Hillview’s 6th Grade Honors Academy,” says Regina Rossall, Superintendent of Westside Union School District. “This rigorous program prepares our students for any field they choose to pursue in the future.”

For more information or to pick up an application, call the District office at (661) 723-0716.

 




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