The CFISD STEM Academy for Automation, Robotics, & Computer Science (ARC) will provide students a rigorous educational experience focused on the growing fields of automation, robotics and computer science. Students will have access to courses and equipment that are unique to this academy.
Students will be prepared to continue training/education for careers such as:
Students must have completed Algebra I in middle school and it is recommended to have also completed Principles of Applied Engineering and/or Manufacturing.
If the LOTE requirement for graduation is not met in middle school, one credit of LOTE, PE, or Art will need to be taken in summer school.
Students will earn certifications that are recognized in the automation and programming fields of study.
Computer Science I K & Manufacturing Engineering Tech I K
English I K
Computer Science II K (AP exam) & Digital Electronics K (math)
English II K
Physics I AP
Algebra II K
World Geog K/Human Geog AP/World Hist AP
Computer Science III K & Scientific Research I K (science)
English III K (dual)
US History AP (dual)
Pre-Calculus K (dual)
LOTE/PE/Fine Arts/Elective (2 periods)
Project-based Research in Comp Sci K & Scientific
Research II K (science)
English IV K (dual)
Physics C AP (dual)
Calculus AB AP or BC AP (dual)
Government AP/Economics AP
This is a four-year program/commitment. Students will be expected to spend a minimum of 2 days per week after school designing, building, and/or modifying robots to compete in contests such as FIRST Robotics.
STEM Academy for Automation, Robotics and Computer Science (ARC)- The ARC Academy is a district-wide program for students interested in pursuing Engineering post-high school with the ultimate goal of a student entering college with a deep knowledge of engineering concepts and some engineering industry certifications.
The ARC Academy is focused on providing students with industry-level experiences and equipment. Students interested in the ARC Academy may need to attend summer school if he/she has not completed the 2 years of LOTE/Foreign Language are not completed in middle school. A student may need to attend summer school for one year of LOTE, PE, or Art to meet all graduation requirements for the Foundation + Endorsement Program.
* The ARC Academy is housed Cypress Springs High School. Students who apply and are accepted will be placed on a transfer to Cypress Springs High School.*
Kenya Turner, HS Curriculum Director - 281-807-8953
Denise Kubecka, CTE Director -281-897-4036
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