FAQ - 9th Grade Engineering Registration

FAQ - Lyman Academy of Engineering 9th Grade Registration Information

Updated January 31, 2019

  1. How will I get the registration form?
  2. How many classes does my student need to take?
  3. How do I pick my student’s classes?
  4. What are the requirements to participate in the Academy of Engineering?
  5. Is my student required to take honors classes?
  6. What if my student is in the Gifted program?
  7. What if my student has an IEP?
  8. What if my student has a 504 plan?
  9. What engineering classes can my student take?
  10. Is dual enrollment mandatory?
  11. Who can I contact with questions about the engineering curriculum?
  12. Who is my student’s counselor?

How will I get the registration form?

Registration for students in the Academy of Engineering will be electronic.  You will receive a welcome email that will contain a link to complete a web registration form.  Located on this form will be a link to an electronic copy of the Lyman High School Curriculum Guide.  This lists and explains all of our class offerings.  We will only accept the electronic web form for registration.  Registration must be completed by March 1st in order to participate in the Academy of Engineering.

 How many classes does my student need to take?

Students need to register for 7 credits.  Most of the classes are a 1 credit course meaning that they are yearlong.  There are a few classes that are 0.5 credit and will need to be paired with another 0.5 credit course.  Classes that are 0.5 credit are semester long (half-year) courses.  All PE classes and some electives are 0.5 credit courses.  The curriculum guide will tell you if a class is 1 credit or 0.5 credit.   

How do I pick my student’s classes?

We recommend that you talk with the middle school teachers for a recommendation on selecting honors or standard level academic courses.  Our Curriculum Guide will list all of the classes available along with a description of the classes and any prerequisites for the classes. It would be helpful to visit the “Registration” section of the Lyman website to view the Registration Video and see the digital copy of the Curriculum Guide.  Every student needs to take English, math, and science.  Ninth grade students can opt to take AP Human Geography, a 1 credit social studies course.  Foreign language credit is recommended to prepare for college but not required for graduation.  Every Engineering student is required to take Introduction to Engineering (IED).  Robotics is an additional popular elective course offered to Engineering students.

What are the requirements to participate in the Academy of Engineering?

Students entering the 9th grade Academy of Engineering program are required to complete the Summer Readiness Program.  You will be contacted by an Engineering teacher with the details prior to the summer.  It is suggested that students enrolled in the Academy of Engineering have completed Algebra I prior to entering high school, but it is not required. Successful students in the Engineering program typically have a strong math and science background.

Is my student required to take honors classes?

Engineering students are not required to take honors academic classes.  However, the Academy of Engineering program is an Honors/Dual Enrollment level program.  It is best suited for students working successfully at the honors level in their academic classes.

 What if my student is in the Gifted program?

Students that are classified Gifted will be placed in honors classes with a certified Gifted teacher.  The curriculum is the same as the honors curriculum; however, the teacher is certified to use learning strategies specific to Gifted students. You will be invited to meet with a Lyman Gifted teacher and update the EP in August prior to the start of school. 

What if my student has an IEP?

All students are required to take the designated Engineering courses regardless of their ESE status.  Your student should register for academic classes appropriate for their learning level.  Your middle school ESE teacher and counselor would be a great resource to get class recommendations.  In the spring prior to 9th grade, you will be invited to attend an articulation IEP meeting to develop a transition IEP.  At that time, you will be able to address specific learning concerns with an ESE teacher and/or counselor at Lyman High School.

What if my student has a 504 plan?

We recommend that you work with your current teachers and counselor to select the appropriate level of academic classes.  Your middle school counselor will hold a high school 504 transition meeting to update your student’s 504 plan prior to entering high school.  

What engineering classes can my student take?

Engineering students are required to take Introduction to Engineering (IED).  They have the option to also take Foundations of Robotics as an elective.  

Is dual enrollment mandatory?

Yes.  Students enrolled in Academy of Engineering classes will be required to participate in the dual enrollment program through Seminole State College.  Grades in the dual enrollment classes will be reflected on the Lyman HS transcript and their Seminole State College transcript.

Who can I contact with questions about the engineering curriculum?

Our Engineering teachers can be reached by email to answer questions regarding their curriculum.  Please refer to the Academy of Engineering webpage for contact information.

Who is my student’s counselor?

ESE Students (with an IEP) 

ESOL Students

All other Students (assigned by last name)

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