Westminster’s TIDE Program, which begins in the elementary, focuses on rigorous project-based curriculum in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to develop our students' ability to collaborate, think creatively, communicate effectively, and to work independently to solve problems.
Project Lead the Way Engineering
From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. The program’ s courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.
Courses Offered: Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Design & Development, Architectural Design & Drawing, and AP Computer Science Principles.
Certifications Available: The Robotics Education and Competition Foundation's Pre-Engineering Certification and The Florida Engineering Society Certification.
WCS Engineering students have been accepted into universities such as MIT, CalTech, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt and the University of Florida to pursue careers in the STEM field.