FAIRFIELD — Fairfield High School students like Zoë Finzel and Keyoni McNair are already preparing for a job in engineering.
Finzel and McNair, both sophomores, have a full workload with regular classes and extracurriculars. They decided last year to add even more to their schedules to beef up their resumes.
That’s when Fairfield High School added Project Lead the Way into its curriculum. The program, designed to encompass all four years of school, teaches engineering principles and biomedical sciences through hands-on activities and computer software.
Engineering teacher Elizabeth Veldsman introduced students to the subject with the “Principles of Engineering” course last year. The school added the next class in the program, “Introduction to Engineering,” this year.