High School Resources
Middle School Resources
Elementary School Resources
NFCS is the only school in Philadelphia able to offer students an engineering curriculum from Kindergarten through 12th grade. The emphasis in this curriculum is on problem-based group learning, while also becoming familiar with the engineering design process.
For K-5, we offer the PLTW Launch program. This includes two modules over a 4-week period during the school year.
For 6-8 grades, we offer the PLTW Gateway program. This consists of one 9-week module each school year, and takes place during science class. We currently offer the following modules: Automation and Robotics, Design and Modeling, and Introduction to Computer Science.
For our high school students, we have year-long courses, and are looking to offer full Engineering and Computer Science pathways by the 2017-2018 school year. Our current courses are: Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, and AP Computer Science Principles.