SCA + EMBRY-RIDDLE
The Sky's NO Limit for Dual Enrollment Students
Shiloh Christian Academy announces program with a Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Gaetz Aerospace Institute (MELBOURNE, FL) August 2, 2021 – Shiloh Christian Academy and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Gaetz Aerospace Institute, have announced a new dual enrollment opportunity for high school students. Dually enrolled students will learn about aviation and space, earn college credits, and gain skills needed for high-tech jobs—all while still in high school. The partnership with Shiloh Christian Academy and its JUMP program (Joining Unique Minds Purposefully) brings to Melbourne an exciting curriculum to engage students and prepare them for new opportunities in the rapidly growing and high-tech field of aeronautics. The program begins at Shiloh Christian Academy on January 6, 2022, with space available for 30 participants. Students must be enrolled at Shiloh Christian Academy at 3900 Sarno Road in Melbourne and maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average. Books and course materials for the dual enrollment program are included in the $8400 annual tuition, and scholarships are available.
In their Melbourne classrooms, dually enrolled Shiloh Christian Academy students in grades 9-12 will take courses, such as spacecraft and technology, aviation, business, homeland security and engineering, taught by Embry-Riddle professors and high school teachers credentialed by the university. Students will receive both high school and college credits for each course successfully completed. Credits apply at Embry Riddle or can be transferred to other colleges or universities.
The program will include tours to aerospace companies and NASA facilities (access permitting), as well as best practices for securing aerospace internships. In addition, students will be able to obtain industry certifications after completion of coursework and testing. The benefit of certifications was recently realized by two 12th grade program graduates who completed the FAA Drone Pilot Certification, and now earn more than $50,000 per year flying drones commercially.
Assistant Professor and Regional Programs Manager for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University -Gaetz Aerospace Institute, Jeoffrey H. Bispham, Ph.D., explains more about the program and its aim.
"Our objective is to get students well prepared for the aerospace industry," said Dr. Bispham. " In addition to learning about commercial space operations, students will have the opportunity to pursue their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) drone pilot's license, which authorizes them to fly drones commercially. Many other aerospace courses, including Private Pilot Ground School, will be taught, allowing students to
obtain industry certifications."
Eastern Florida State College Dual Enrollment will open soon!
For registration and program details, contact Shiloh Christian Academy at 321-956-1404.