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.