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Academy of Design & Engineering

Welcome to the Academy of Design & Engineering!



Engineering, manufacturing, construction, robotics, and electronics are just a few of the careers explored in this academy.  Engineering and these related fields are always solving our most challenging problems.  Engineers rank amongst the highest paid jobs in the world and the related skilled trades have one of the highest job outlooks.  Whether you're creative, artistic, or you like to fix problems and design things, you'll be able to explore many career options in the DE Academy. 

In this small learning community, students will interact with business partners from our very own community and develop skills that they can apply in any industry. 








CTSOs are a great way for students to get involved and to develop their leadership skills.  The CTSO for the DE Academy is TSA!


What is TSA?  

Student Members:

  • Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes more than 250,000 middle and high school students across the United States. TSA is supported by educators, parents, and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society.  Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities, and much more.  A wide range of activities makes TSA a positive experience for every student.


  • Imagine an activity so captivating that your students spend hours working on it for weeks at a time.  That is what can happen when TSA members engage in TSA competitions. Only TSA members have the opportunity to compete at exciting state conferences and then at the annual National TSA Conference.  Expert judging by technology and engineering educators and industry representatives inspires the best from participants.  Members are rewarded not only with medals or trophies, but also with memories of the camaraderie and the challenge of participating in a National TSA Conference.
  • TSA high school competitions are categorized by careers in Architecture and Construction Technology, Communications Technology, Computer Science and Information Technology, Leadership, Manufacturing and Transportation Technology, STEM (General), STEM and the Arts, and Technology and Research.  TSA competitions are offered in a traditional format in the classroom and virtually.

For additional information, contact Mr. Jenkins or Ms. Boytek.


TCHS has an employability growth platform called eOS.  Assisting our students in becoming college and career ready is important to us and is part of our mission.  Teachers monitor students on the following three criteria:  responsibility/dependability, appropriate use of technology, and communication.  These scores help students set individual goals for improving their employability in the community, as well as for rewards within their classroom and the Academy.  Eos also provides students with an opportunity to learn, self-assess, and improve 21st century skills.