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Bring Quality Aviation STEM Education to Your Classroom at No Cost

December 07, 2018


Applications are open for AOPA's high school aviation curriculum!
If you attended our 2018 High School Aviation STEM Symposium in Louisville, Kentucky, then you know that we have spent the past few years building and testing our new high school aviation STEM curriculum. 






Both of the career pathways — pilot and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — will help students build career-ready skills while they learn more about opportunities in aviation.

Schools can choose to implement the ninth and/or tenth grade curriculum for the 2019-20 school year. The ninth-grade course serves as an introduction for either pathway and is not a prerequisite for tenth grade courses.  The tenth-grade course is shared by the pilot and UAS pathway and provides content covered in Private Pilot and Remote Pilot Knowledge tests as well as deep dives into important aviation concepts.

The courses will provide everything a teacher needs including lesson plans, student assessments, student activities, teacher notes, presentations, and more.

You and your school are invited to apply to use the AOPA ninth-grade or tenth-grade aviation STEM courses during the 2019-20 school year.

The curriculum and supporting materials will be provided to schools at no cost. Schools must apply to use the curriculum and agree to provide essential data to help us track the program's effectiveness.  Participating teachers will be required to take part in a three-day professional development workshop.  The ninth-grade workshop will occur April 26 to 28, 2019 and the tenth-grade workshop will occur June 7 to 9, 2019. Participants may attend either in person at AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, or virtually.

Learn more about what's included and view course descriptions, sample lessons and more.

Complete the application and agreement form and submit it by Friday, February 29, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST.  Apply now, space is limited.

If you have any questions, please contact us at We look forward to sharing our ninth and tenth grade curriculum with you and your students.



Cindy Hasselbring
Senior Director, AOPA High School Aviation Initiative