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Fuqua's Aviation class - One of a few in the nation

Fuqua School has partnered with the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), who volunteer their time, for this unique aviation class—one of only a few nationwide. Students in the class are able to work under the direction of members of the EAA to construct a Zenith 750, an all-metal, single-engine, two-place airplane. Whether a student dreams of becoming a pilot, or is seeking a hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) experience to augment his or her high school curriculum, this course will give him or her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

WUSA9 TV Interview featuring Fuqua School's Aviation Class.

 

 

Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science at Fuqua School takes a hands-on approach to learning. Students explore the textures and structures of soil, while learning the importance of soil in agriculture. An understanding of the role of plants in a landscape and the nutrient needs of various plants is covered. Vegetation in farming practices are studied and recognized.

Students are exposed to a variety of farming practices both in the classroom and on local field trips. They learn about tree farms, nursery farming, vegetable farming, beef cattle farming and dairy cow farming. Animal physiology is explored including nutrition needs for livestock and the food sources needed. Animal anatomy and the functions of animal systems are also learned.

A New Perspective Using Art and Technology

Our upper school art courses have been exploring the benefits of using technology to create and design. Students use both iPads and Apple Pencils to explore a new type of creativity that sparks a deeper level of engagement in students which, in turn, amplifies learning and creativity in the classroom.