da Vinci Academy
(All Secondary Schools, except Edgewood, McNair, Stone, Palm Bay Magnet High and West Shore)
TBD Frozen Schools - schools NOT available for an ELO
Click on the link below to apply OR submit a paper application to MIHS (Applications are available in the front office). The application window is January 10, 2022 - February 28, 2022.
“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.”
-Leonardo da Vinci
The Da Vinci Academy of Aerospace Technology is a four-year CHOICE academy - open to students from anywhere in Brevard County.
Students take five classes from the nationally-acclaimed Project-Lead-the-Way curriculum. All classes are taken in labs where instruction is technically-driven and project-based.
Freshman: Applied Engineering Technology I
Sophomore: Applied Engineering Technology II
Junior: Applied Engineering Technology III
Senior: Mentoring / Site Visits / Job Shadowing
The academy provides many site visit opporunities to local aerospace and other engineering companies where students interact with engineers in their fields of discipline (COVID restrictions vary). These include:
United Launch Alliance
L3 Harris Corporation
da Vinci also has relationships with major engineering universities, including Florida Tech, Embry-Riddle, UCF, and Eastern Florida.
In short, the Academy provides:
* A “school within a school” concept
* Rigorous and relevant career/college preparatory work
* Small learning community environment
* Interdisciplinary Curriculum with hands-on learning experiences
*Honors and Academic Programs with Teamed Teachers
*Career-site field trips
*Scholarship Opportunities with Individualized Counseling
*Professional Mentoring and Career Shadowing
The da Vinci Academy of Aerospace Technology is a CHOICE PROGRAM open to students not only zoned for MIHS, but from the surrounding area.
The approval of a student to attend a school other than his/her zoned school of attendance for the purpose of attending a choice school or program is valid for as long as the student participates in the choice school/program.
A student must return to his/her zoned school of attendance at the end of the semester if he/she no longer participates in the choice school or program.