South Orangetown Central School District

Tappan Zee High School students and TZHS Technology teacher Nick DeSantis visited South Orangetown Middle School to showcase the variety of engineering and technology courses that are offered at TZHS. 

“Incoming ninth graders were able to be exposed to STEM related projects to give them a glimpse of the high school engineering design program, Project Lead the Way. This introduction to STEM could potentially lay the foundation for career opportunities in design fields such as robotics, engineering, aeronautics and computer design,” said DeSantis.

SOMS eighth graders rotated between stations which featured hands-on activities to help them learn more about a few of the classes that are offered as they prepare to make their schedule for the 2023-2024 school year. Students in grades 10-12 that are currently enrolled in the Project Lead the Way program demonstrated a robot, engineering stations including building a paper tower and a flight simulation computer program.

The Project Lead the Way Engineering program is a four-year sequence of courses which aims to introduce students to the scope, rigor and discipline of design and engineering prior to entering college. To learn more about the program, view the TZHS 2023-2024 Curriculum Guide here:

Eighth graders try hands-on engineering activities