Learn to fly in high school

New dual credit course in aviation offered

Olivia Kirklin, Editor-in-chief

Students will be able to take Aviation Dual Credit classes beginning in the fall as a result of the partnership between Frisco ISD, LeTourneau University and the McKinney National Airport.The process to sign up begins with a meeting Wednesday from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the CTE Center.

Obtaining the 12 hours of aviation credit requires students to complete the sequence of four classes at the CTE Center and pass a Private Pilot written exam. Each class will cost $255 and will give the students three credit hours per class. Once all 12 hours are completed, students will be able to begin the flight portion of Private Pilot training outside of the confines of dual credit.

Aviation credits will transfer to the aviation program at LeTourneau or any other university, putting students ahead in college classes.

In order to apply, students must have strong math skills, prerequisites in Geometry, and Algebra 2, and must be a high school junior or senior with a 3.0 unweighted GPA.

Students must communicate with their counselor before registering on LeTourneau University’s website under Dual Credit Enrollment.