Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Energy Needs

Mission and Vision

Mead High School opened its doors in 2009, and has quickly built a culture of excellence. Our highly qualified staff is committed to meeting the needs of our diverse student population with the following mission statement: 

We, a community of students, parents, and educators, in order to develop productive leaders for the ever-changing 21st century world, ignite a passion for the achievement of excellence; inspire enthusiasm for lifelong learning through diverse opportunities; and challenge each student’s individual abilities and interests.

The Mead Energy Academy, in partnership with Mead Elementary and Middle School, will equip future leaders to be innovators in an increasingly diverse energy industry.

Program Overview

The Mead Energy Academy is a unique program that offers a secondary public education devoted to the principles of energy. The program will require core courses of all students while offering a choice between academic college-bound course work and practical workforce-ready course work.

Cross-curricular courses in math, science, social studies, language arts, business and more will be taught to support our energy focus.

Areas of Study

Mead Energy Academy will prepare students for college studies, technical education, certification programs and the workforce.

Studies include the following industries:

  • Bioengineering Technologies - Agriculture, Biomass, Biofuels
  • Building Technologies - Geothermal, HVAC, Insulation, Lighting
  • Conservation and Sustainability 
  • Fossil Fuels - Coal, Oil and Gas
  • Hydropower and Fuel Cells
  • Nuclear Power
  • Solar - Thermal and Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Transporation and Storage Technologies
  • Wind Power

Course Flow

  • Math (4) – Starting at Algebra 1 or higher
  • English (4) – Honors or AP level
  • Social Studies (4) – AP Economics or Contemporary Global Issues
  • Science (4) – Biology, Chemistry, Physics and at least one AP course

Energy Academy Coursework

  • Principles of Energy Science (PES) 1 year - no prerequisite
  • Energy Industry Practices (EIP) 1 year - prerequisite = PES
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) .5 year - prerequisite = PES
  • Senior Capstone - Career Exploration Project/Research - AP Capstone Option

* Students must take a minimum of two years of a foreign language and a minimum of three Advanced Placement courses. At least one AP class needs to be from “List 1”.

AP Coursework List 1 

  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics
  • AP Biology

AP Coursework List 2:

  • AP Language and Composition
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Calculus
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics
  • AP Comparative Government and Politics

Senior Capstone

Along with rigorous coursework, Mead Energy Academy seniors will design and complete a capstone project. This project will include mentor relationships with energy focused organizations and a final presentation. During the capstone experience, students interact with energy professionals, apply modern technology in their design project and develop skills needed in the workplace.

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