Engineering Magnet Academy

The Academy of Engineering follows Project Lead the Way’s very rigorous national curriculum. The curriculum is based on the ideals of project based learning and 21st century skills, which include hands-on projects with emphasis on how these newly learned skills can be applied to the workplace. The curriculum covers almost all the topics included in a four year college engineering program. Students will have the opportunity to learn engineering concepts and theories, and then apply them in the classroom to examples of current real world engineering problems. Students in this program must have well developed math and study skills, but, above all, a genuine interest and commitment in bettering their critical thinking and problem solving skills.

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Academy Completions Guidelines

Becoming an academy completer at Sunset earns students certifications, college credit and scholarships.
The following criteria are needed to become a full completer at Miami Sunset:

  • Complete all State Florida graduation requirements
  • Complete a minimum of 100 hours of community service
  • Have a cumulative weighted grade point average of 3.0

Academy of Engineering Coursework

9th Grade

  • Introduction to Engineering Design (NAF)
  • Auto Desk Inventor Certification

10th Grade 

  • Principles of Engineering (NAF)

11th Grade

  • Digital Electronics (NAF)
  • AoE Internship (Summer going into 12th Grade)

12th Grade

  • Engineering Design and Development  (NAF)



NAF Academy of Engineering

NAF Academies of Engineering use curriculum developed by Project Lead The Way, The STEM Academy, or Paxton/Patterson, as described below. Each of these programs has fees for curriculum implementation and maintenance that must be paid directly to the vendor by NAF academies.

NAF courses include:

  • Project Lead the Way