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Community Night - Thursday, 11/15

Please join us for dinner, book fair, and programming:

5:30 - Early Literacy Parent Talk
5:30 - Night in the Upper School (rising 9th graders)
6:00 - Movie Night for 5-7th graders
6:30 - Kindergarten Interest Meeting
6:30 - Upper School Summer Enrichment Info Meeting

See you at Community Night!

Engineering

Does your child enjoy science and math? Does he or she like to design or build things? If so, engineering may be an area of interest to explore. It’s becoming a very popular college major and career choice.
Our Middle School students can take an engineering elective in 7th and 8th grade. Starting in ninth grade, our students can take Intro to Engineering followed by two honors classes.

Students benefit from:

  • Hands-on learning
  • A new way to learn, explore, and discover
  • Problem solving
  • In-demand knowledge and skills
 
It’s exciting to see our students find solutions to problems and turn their ideas into reality. Students are engaged in real-world challenges that help them become better thinkers and collaborators.
 
Engineering internships provide practical experience and allow our students to learn more about career opportunities. Additionally, exposure to engineering helps our students determine if engineering is the right major for them before applying to college. 

FCDS is one of the few high schools to offer engineering in the Winston-Salem area. Schedule a tour to see our engineering students in action.

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  • Introduction in Engineering

    This course is designed to give students who enjoy math and science the opportunity to explore areas of engineering through extensive hands-on activities. 
  • Advanced Robotics

    This honors-level, hands-on course is devoted to the study of robotics. Topics include magnetism and electromagnetic induction, DC motor theory, C programming, Bluetooth, and pneumatics. Skills emphasized are critical thinking, working and collaborating in a team environment, breaking problems into smaller more manageable components, planning investigations involving defined problems, and analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Engineering II

    This honors-level hands-on course is devoted to the study of analog and digital electronics, with a project component. Topics include AC theory, capacitors and inductors, transformers, diodes, operational amplifiers, basic digital gates, latches and flip-flops, counters, and shift registers. Through investigative labs, students learn to design and trouble-shoot digital circuits. Skill emphasis is on continuing the development of the skills learned in Honors Robotics.
“My sons thrived in the engineering program. They had the advantage of knowing that engineering was the right major for them – before applying to college. My oldest son is now an engineer at BMW and loves it.” – Marla R., Parent ’11 and ’15

Did You Know?

Over 10% of our graduates pursue engineering degrees at colleges and universities across the country!