NAF AOE Distinguished
  • Science & Pre-Engineering


    Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their work. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer’s notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. Designed for 9th or 10th grade students, the major focus of IED is the design process and its application.




    Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics. Students develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate solutions. Designed for 10th or 11th grade students, this survey course exposes students to major concepts they’ll encounter in a post-secondary engineering courses.

    PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Engineering Design



    Students learn about various aspects of civil engineering and architecture and apply their knowledge to the design and development of residential and commercial properties and structures. In addition, students use 3D design software to design and document solutions for major course projects. Students communicate and present solutions to their peers and members of a professional community of engineers and architects. This course is designed for 11th or 12th grade students.

    Students are required to complete a Summer Internship during the summer of their Junior Year.  This is a NAFTrack Graduation Requirement.

    PREREQUISITE: Principals of Engineering



    Students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. Students perform research to choose, validate, and justify a technical problem. After defining the problem, teams design, build, and test their solutions while working closely with industry professionals who provide mentoring opportunities. Student teams present and defend their original solution to an outside panel. Appropriate for 12th graders.

    PREREQUISITE: Cival Engineering & Architecture or Digital Electronics


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  • Marine Engineering Management Zero Period DE Program

    MEMDE Zero Period Registration Link

    21-22 Application Due Friday, June 4, 2021

    The Marine Engineering Dual Enrollment Program is a collaborate arrangement between New River Middle School and Stranahan High School. 

    Students at NRMS interested in being part of the program will apply to become a Dual Enrolled Zero Period Scholar during the Spring of their 7th Grade Year.  Once accepted, students will take two (2) High School Level Courses (Intro to Engineering Design & Foundation of Robotics) on Stranahan High School's campus. Parents must provide transportation to Stranahan High School.  A bus will then transport MEMDE students back to New River Middle School prior to their school day starting.

    Students who are successful in this program will have the opportunity to apply for the Broward College Dual Enrollment Marine Engineering Management Dual Enrollment Program the Spring of their 8th grade year. 

    Course progression for our Zero Period Program students shown below:

    MEMDE Course Progression

    For questions and detailed information, please contact program coordinators below:

    Mrs. Dahlia Orris Magnet Coordinator Stranahan High School 

    Mrs. Katie O'Fallon Magnet Coordinator New River Middle School

  • Electives correlate to identified pathways. Pursuing electives outside of your pathway depends on availability and instructor discretion (please see instructor for prerequisite details). Students must be a member of their magnet program's career and technical student organization (CTSO) and will be encouraged to participate in CTSO events.

    Magnet Distinction Requirements

    Students earning magnet distinction will have completed 3 pathway courses, earned one or more industry certifications, acquired at least 100 service hours (60 of which related to their program of study known as magnet service hours), completed their summer internship* (summer of junior year), completed and successfully presented senior year project, and maintained academic performance and course requirements consistent with magnet standards for their program of study.

    Students must meet all required program components for magnet distinction. If you have additional questions please contact your magnet coordinator.