FAQ - Lyman Academy of Engineering 9th Grade Registration Information
Updated February 8, 2021
- How will I sign up for my courses?
- How many classes does my student need to take?
- How do I pick my student’s classes?
- What are the requirements to participate in the Academy of Engineering?
- Is my student required to take honors classes?
- What if my student is in the Gifted program?
- What if my student has an IEP?
- What if my student has a 504 plan?
- What engineering classes can my student take?
- Is Dual Enrollment mandatory?
- Who can I contact with questions about the engineering curriculum?
- Who is my student’s counselor?
Registering for courses is easy and completely electronic. After our Light Up Lyman Curriculum Showcase you will receive an email containing a link to complete a web form. You will use this form to select your elective courses. Lyman staff will automatically register students for their academic courses based on their course/level and performanace in 8th grade. A follow up email will be sent to parents/students in April with directions on how to review final course selections in skyward along with information on how to make changes if desired.
Students need to register for 7 credits. At least 1 of these credits will be the required 9th grade course Introduction to Engineering. Most classes are a 1 credit course meaning that they are year long. 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.
Academic courses will be recommended and pre-registered by Lyman staff, but can be changed during the final review in April. Our Curriculum Guide will list all of the classes available along with a description of the classes and any prerequisites for the classes. 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 Design. Optional add-on electives that are popular with Engineering students include Robotics and/or Computer Science Honors 1.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9th grade Engineering students are required to take Introduction to Engineering Design. They have the option to also take Foundations of Robotics and/or Computer Science Honors 1 as electives.
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.
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.
ESE Students (with an IEP)
Wendy Thompsom, Wendy_Thompson@scps.k12.fl.us
All other Students (assigned by last name)
- Mary Kemetz, Mary_Kemetz@scps.k12.fl.us
- Judy Lee, Judy_Lee@scps.k12.fl.us
- Mary Scalione, Mary_Scalione@scps.k12.fl.us
- Ryan Rogers, Ryan_Rogers@scps.k12.fl.us
- Mary Adessa, Mary_Adessa@scps.k12.fl.us