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Engineering the Future

Engineering The Future Theme Statement

Engineering the Future (EtF) at Valley High School is part of a K-12 dedicated STEM magnet pathway open to all students in Albuquerque Public Schools.

EtF students engage in habits of mind, design thinking, and project-based learning through cross-curricular learning experiences to include engineering design, coding, CADD, and robotics. EtF students learn in hands-on, innovative, and explorative environments while showcasing their learning through curiosity, collaboration, resilience, problem-solving, and systems-thinking.

EtF celebrates diversity by providing a strong foundation for all students preparing to enter the workforce or continue their education in an ever-advancing, connected, and technological world, by implementing and incorporating humanities and STEM curricula. Students will have opportunities to work with field-based community partners to further their interests.

Valley HS Engineering the Future

Valley High School is the home of the only APS magnet school designed for students who are interested in engineering and computer science. This is a school within a school and is open to incoming freshmen and sophomores. All students can apply regardless of attendance zone with the district-approved transfer.

Made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Engineering the Future cultivates engineering habits of mind such as problem-solving, creativity, optimism, persistence, and collaboration. Students explore and apply the design process in all core classes. The academic emphasis is on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). This program fosters academic skills for students pursuing STEM careers and provides opportunities to learn, intern, or shadow community partners, such as Air Force Research Labs, Sandia National Labs, UNM, and more. Students will be prepared for successful transitions to future technical career paths and employment opportunities. Immersion in the STEM curriculum at VHS benefits students interested in any discipline, not just aspiring engineers.

Students who live in Valley’s attendance area will be given priority in attendance, then the remaining space is open to students throughout the city. For more information on this exciting learning opportunity for students please complete the EtF Interest form so we can contact you.

We invite you to take a tour of Engineering the Future at Valley High School. Using the slideshow below, take a look at everything the program has to offer. Start by clicking on the "start here" audio button in the slide below.

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