Academy Director: Steven J. Perri

Academy Teacher Team & Schedule:

Teacher's Name
Course(s) Taught
Period Taught
Steven Perri
Introduction to Engineering Design
4, 6, 7

Principles of Engineering
1, 2

Aerospace Engineering
Antonette Dela Cruz
Analysis of Functions

Trigonometry Honors
Ryan Hilton/Hall
AP Physics


*Please upload your supporting documents in the column below for each standard.



Standard 1: Integrated Curriculum / Projects

Grade levels 11 and 12 participated in the Veloci-T-Racer activity. Grade levels 9 and 10 participate in the Egg Car activity.
Curriculum In Action:
Ms. Dumas did a CIA visit on March 14 and it was just the most amazing experience for the students and observer. The project was titled Velocity Car, the units drawn from the core classes of Math and Physics. The students took complete ownership of their learning as the teacher applied the gradual release method and freedom to try different design for their cars to determine what design worked best. The use of gravity or CO2 actual determined what design was best for the cars. Some cars went further with gravity and cars that did not do well with gravity did well with CO2. One car even did a wheelie.

UHS ENG Velocity Porche with two students.jpg
UHS ENG Velocity Porche by designer.jpg
We started with a block about 12 inches in size. Look at us now!

Curriculum In Action:

Standard 2: Career Focus

Standard 3: Program of Study
See Mr. Devito
Standard 4: Advisory Committee

Standard 5: Enrollment
See Academy progress monitoring Report
Standard 6: Pure Schedule
Reports pulled by District./See survey
Standard 7: Common Planning / Collaboration
STEM Academy teachers and Directors meet for 30 minutes every Monday for the first half of the lunch period.
Emails phone calls, texts with other teachers and District CTE Cadre.
Advisory Committee
Attended 4 8 hour Academy Director workshops. One full day collaboration with CTE Engineering teachers to review textbooks (Dr. Dan Cox).
Standard 8: Staff Development
Academy Workshop Integrated curriculum August 3rd - 6th, 2015
Academy Awards Sandborn Center, Deland September 24th, 2015
Academy Directors Meeting Olson Center, Daytona October 16th, 2015
Academy Directors Meeting November 16th, 2015.
Academy Directors Meeting March16th, 2015.
Academy Directors Meeting April 16th, 2015.
Standard 9: Articulation

Standard 10: Workbased Learning

Standard 11: Capstone Project

Standard 12: Marketing
STEM Academy T-shirts
HS Showcase December 10, 2015
River Springs Middle School Sneak Peek
STEM_Logo.jpgTEC Logo_2014-2015.png
Final Evaluation: