Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster
The Digital Design and Engineering Academy at the William J. Pete Knight High School in Lancaster, California was launched in 2010 to provide learners with rigorous and integrated academic and technical coursework, in addition to the full continuum of work-based learning experiences. Learners can earn college credit for both engineering and general education/core academic courses through articulation agreements and Advanced Placement. The engineering program of study benefits from partnerships with industry leaders, which result in internships with local private and public partners, such as Northrop Grumman, Edwards Air Force Base, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Lockheed Martin and NASA. These internships often can lead to employment opportunities upon graduation.