Bartow Academy of Engineering Overview
The Engineering Academy at BHS is a four-year program of study featuring a high-tech lab which incorporates the latest examples of technology-based equipment, computers and software. The program is a skill-based technology curriculum that translates to college, university and industry to give relevant and comprehensive training in the fields of Engineering, Architecture and Construction. The Bartow Academy of Engineering is designed to ensure that students are prepared for post-secondary education majoring in engineering or architecture, as well as entry into related career fields directly after high school.
JCMI Field Trip
The Bartow High School Engineering Academy was invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony for JCMI's new South Lakeland manufacturing plant owned by Jay Creasy, father of BHS engineering student Logan Creasy. This unique field trip allowed student to tour the facility and witness demonstrations of much of the shop's equipment including lathes, milling machines and various pieces of test equipment. "It was interesting the way the machines worked," said third year student Dominic Haberl. The trip allowed students to understand how lessons from the classroom translate into real-world manufacturing processes. The following day students discussed the benefits and impacts of the trip with the school's principal.