Career readiness is a little easier at schools like Aviation High

Career readiness is a little easier at schools like Aviation High
June 1, 2016
One of the most cutting-edge high school programs in the country is 80 years old, and it teaches students in the heart of one of the world's busiest airports, NPR notes in a new profile of the program.

June 1, 2016
By Eric Schulzke
Deseret News National Edition

One of the most cutting-edge high school programs in the country is 80 years old, and it teaches students in the heart of one of the world's busiest airports, NPR notes in a new profile of the program.

Aviation High School is based in Long Island but it has a smaller campus within New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport, where students study in classrooms attached to the airport and out among the planes, working alongside a technician or engineer doing paid internships with major airlines.

"Since airplanes are full of complicated systems that require physics and math, the students often get to try out concepts they've learned in the classroom: coordinates, angles, rotation," NPR noted. "We are also one of the top schools academically in our state despite the fact that 65 percent of our students come from homes below the poverty level and 90 percent are first-generation Americans," principal Deno Charalambous told Flying Magazine last year.

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