AUPE Reimagines Career & Technical Education for the 21st Century

Brooklyn STEM High School is providing students with the skills to succeed in both college and career with NYCFutureReady

The Academy of Urban Planning and Engineering – a Bushwich High School for Brooklyn and Queens students – is proud to announce that we have been selected to participate in the FutureReadyNYC Program. This career-connected student pathway program was created and aligned with Chancellor Bank’s North Star Vision of long-term economic security and opportunity for DOE students. The Future Ready program allows schools to create new career-connected programs aligned to in-demand, high-wage jobs and/or education programs. 

At AUPE, we are deeply committed to helping students explore their passions and prepare for their futures in technology. Through our rigorous, career-connected courses, real-world work experience, and the opportunity to earn early college credits and credentials, we are equipping our students with the practical skills and knowledge they need to succeed. In support of FutureReadyNYC, the Academy of Urban Planning and Engineering is offering students an unparalleled chance to learn directly from a career-connected class schedule. This is made possible through our small learning communities, partnerships with leading engineering and urban planning organizations, career-connected instruction, work-based learning opportunities, and personalized advising tailored to each student’s unique needs and goals.

With FutureReadyNYC, AUPE is building a bridge between academic and CTE classes and ensuring classes have a career-centered application to set students on a path to career success.

First Year Seminar

The First Year Seminar, a CUNY course, is tailored to support new students in making a pivotal transition by equipping them with the essential tools for success beyond AUPE. Through active engagement with peers, students participate in projects designed to enhance their interpersonal skills in both written and verbal formats. The course covers a variety of academic topics aimed at helping students identify and cultivate their intellectual, professional, and ethical values. Additionally, students are introduced to college resources, academic success strategies, and time management skills while also beginning to explore preliminary career plans, fostering a solid foundation for their future endeavors.

AUPE First Year Seminar Class
AUPE Intro to Computer Science

Intro to Computer Science

The Introduction to Computer Science class at AUPE aims to equip students with coding knowledge using the SNAP! platform, and Python. Through the TEALS curriculum map, students engage in a comprehensive learning journey that begins with basic coding skills and progressively intensifies throughout the year. Students work on lab assignments that can span between 25 to 55 minutes each day, allowing them to practice and gain proficiency in coding. By utilizing SNAP! and Python, students internalize block and text coding, fostering a deep understanding of programming concepts and skills as they progress through the course.

Principles of Engineering

The Principles of Engineering class at AUPE offers a unique perspective on viewing the world through the lens of an engineer, emphasizing problem-solving through creativity and teamwork. This upper-level class incorporates interdisciplinary practices and specializes in our observable community. Students actively engage in diverse activities such as robotics, physics, design, and even boat races, fostering a hands-on approach to learning and practical application of engineering principles.

AUPE AP Engineering Class
AUPE AP Computer Science

AP Computer Science Principles

The Principles of Computer Science class at AUPE introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science while challenging them to explore the profound impact of computing and technology on the world. This rigorous and rich course emphasizes computational and critical thinking skills, engaging students in the creative aspects of the field. Through an exploration of problem-solving from a logical perspective, students learn to dissect complex problems into manageable parts and implement solutions using a variety of tools. The curriculum covers a broad range of Computer Science concepts, including programming, data analysis, algorithms, cryptology, basic networking, and more, with Python as the primary programming language. Students will have the opportunity to take the AP Computer Science Principles exam at the end of the course, potentially earning college credit



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July 2024