Explore aerospace and engineering in high school while gaining college credit.

Fort Pierce Central High School and Daytona-based Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) have teamed up to provide students with an opportunity to gain experience and competency in aerospace, aviation and engineering. Students are officially registered in Embry-Riddle courses that will reflect on their college transcripts. These STEM courses help prepare students for college and a high-paying career in this exciting industry.

This collaboration creates a great opportunity for both parents and students. Students earn college credit in the convenience of the normal high school day and parents save money on tuition costs.  To download a full brochure regarding the ERAU program and the opportunities provided to high school students, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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  • College credit and transcript
  • No program cost to student
  • College savings
  • Credits fully transferable to college of choice
  • Greater appeal to college of choice
  • Learn college success strategies
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Develop skills in exciting and high paying career fields
  • Have fun while learning
  • Complements high school math and science curriculum

Meet the Faculty

[team_member photo=”https://schools.stlucie.k12.fl.us/fpc/files/2015/01/adkinsforweb.jpg” name=”Professor Kevin Adkins” position=”Director of St. Lucie County Aerospace Institute”]

With Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of Michigan, Professor Adkins leads the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University program at FPCHS. He brings his background in flight-based engineering and design in helping students realize their aspirations in a aeronautical career. For a full, bio CLICK HERE.