Business Innovation is an opportunity to follow as passionate pursuit from imagination to innovation. Students will learn the skill sets necessary to move an idea from light bulb to launch. They will live and learn states of ideation, business development, perfected pitch proposals and business implementation. Either individually or as part of a team they will utilize critical thinking to grow ideas to the next level. Students will be supported in the development of a start-up company, social enterprise, or nonprofit organization. Each student is partnered with a professional mentor. This course is held off-campus at the Insight Office. Professional attire is required for students.
AVIATION: The Flying Environment and Flight Planning
Students will receive a foundation in both manned and unmanned aviation, and students will be prepared to take either of two Federal Aviation Administration tests: the Private Pilot Knowledge Test or the Part 107 Remote Pilot Knowledge Test (drone operation license) at the end of the course. Topics include: pre-flight procedures, airspace, radio communications, aviation phraseology, regulations, airport operations, aviation safety, weather, cockpit management, and emergency procedures. The course will cover small unmanned aircraft performance, ethics, human factors, aeronautical decision-making and judgment, safety protocols, weight and balance, maintenance, aviation weather sources and effects of weather (micro-meteorology) on small unmanned aircraft performance, small unmanned aircraft loading and performance, emergency procedures, crew resource management, and preflight inspection procedures.
Duration: Year Long, Alternate Days
Open to Students: Grade 10-12
Total PHS Credits Earned: 1
1/2 PHS credit (science elective): Aviation: The Flying Environment
1/2 PHS credit (science elective): Pilot Pathway: Flight Planning (OR)
1/2 PHS credit (science elective): Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Pathway: UAS Operations
Potential Post-Secondary Credits/Certifications Earned:
Pilot Pathway: After completing this course, students will have received sufficient training to earn their probationary license
UAS Pathway: After completing this course, students will be ready to take their commercial drone operation exam to become certified
Community Partners: Professional Mentors, Community Fieldwork, Guest Instructors