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Aviation Magnet

Miramar High School Aviation Science Program has teamed up with Broward College Aviation Institute - to offer you college courses, weighted high school credit and FAA training.

The Aviation Magnet is the newest curriculum option for our students and reflects the business needs of our community and students. Every student in the institute will enroll in the Aviation Track that consists of one class each year 11-12.

Optional tracks available to students include Flight and Aviation Maintenance Technology that maybe taken concurrently with Aviation. This program will prepare students for advanced training in: Air Traffic Management, Aviation Maintenance, Aeronautical Engineering, Flight Meteorology/Weather Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

The Curriculum

Aviation Science students will choose their courses based upon their specific area of interest and their academic ability. In addition to academic courses, 9th and 10th grade students will receive core aviation courses, which covers such topics as Flight Theory, Navigation, Aerodynamics, History of Flight, and Meteorology. Academic courses are offered at regular, honors, and advanced placement levels in order to best meet the needs of the individual student. In the 11th and 12th grades, students who have successfully completed the introductory courses and who have the requisite GPA will be offered the opportunity to earn up to 18 college credits in their chosen aviation specialty as part of a dual enrollment partnership with Broward College's Aviation Institute, which is located at North Perry Airport.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

There is much more to Miramar High School's Aviation Science Program than academics. Students will benefit from a wide array of exciting and educational field trips. In addition, many Aviation Science magnet students participate in Miramar High School's Civil Air Patrol Squadron. The Civil Patrol, which is also known as CAP, is an after school program that uses aviation as its cornerstone. Cadets participate in a 16-step program that includes aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness training, and moral leadership training. Cadets may compete for academic scholarships to further their aviation studies. In addition, cadets who earn officer status may enter the Air Force with airman first class status.