Special Programs → High School Programs → Engineering Magnet Program
The Engineering Magnet Program is a competitive entrance student cohort of the nationally-recognized Wheaton High School Project Lead The Way program. Motivated students have the opportunity to participate in a four-year sequence of rigorous math, science, and engineering courses. Hands-on and project based activities are used to promote the development of critical thinking skills. Through the use of the engineering design process, students create their own inventions or innovations to solve real world problems. Students explore aerospace, mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering to develop a strong foundation for success in university math, science, technology, and engineering programs.
The Engineering Magnet Program at Wheaton HS is an application-only program. Current Grade 8 students living in the Downcounty Consortium (DCC) or attending a DCC middle school may apply. Criteria used to evaluate candidates include teacher recommendations, written statements from candidates, previous grades, coursework, and test scores.