WCHS STEM Academy of Aviation and Aerospace

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Reminders, Updates and Important Information


    Join our Class of 2025 Remind by texting @westcab25 to phone number 81010



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  • AOPA Scholarship Link

    Thanks to the generosity of the Ray Foundation, 80 exceptional high school students, ages 15 to 18, will each receive a $10,000 flight training scholarships in 2021.

    Scholarship recipients will be able to use the money for direct flight training expenses to pursue a primary pilot certificate, such as a private, sport, or recreational pilot certificate. They must also complete a flight training milestone, achieving either solo or earning a primary pilot certificate, within one year of receiving a scholarship.

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  • Post-Secondary Aviation Options:ECSU




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  • Landing Page for Rising 9th Graders


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  • Program Choice Important Dates 

    Applications for the 21-22 School Year


    • Friday, October 2nd- 8th Grade student information sessions (virtual via Teams Live)

    • Tuesday, October 6th- Virtual Program Choice Fair

    • Tuesday, October 6th- Applications open

    • October 6th- December 11th- School programs host virtual open houses

      • West Cabarrus STEM Academy of Aviation and Aerospace - Virtual Open House will be October 27th 6-7pm

    • Friday, December 18th- Applications close at midnight

    • 02/02/20- Families notified via email of lottery results (Also log into Family Dashboard)

    • 02/16/20- Final day to accept Program Choice placements (initial offers)

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West Cabarrus STEM Academy of Aviation and Aerospace

About AOPA

  •  Did you know that 790,000 new pilots will be needed in the world by 2037, based on Boeing's Pilot and Technician Outlook? Ironically, the number of pilot certificates issued by the Federal Aviation Administration has decreased more than 60 percent since 1980. This mismatch of supply and demand presents a tremendous opportunity for students in aviation careers that they may not have previously considered. 

    The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world's largest aviation community, is building aviation STEM curriculum for high schools across America. When complete, the program will be the first of its kind, offering students comprehensive four-year aviation study options that are aligned to rigorous math and science standards used in many states nationwide.  

    AOPA has created these courses as part of two career and technical education (CTE) pathways: pilot and unmanned aircraft systems (drones). Each pathway will be four years in length.

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