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Interested in Joining Our Academy? Here Are Some Important Dates to Remember

October 17, 2022

Applications for the 2023-24 school year open

October 17, 2022 —6:00-8:00PM

Program Choice Fair / Future Fair

The Cabarrus Arena and Events Center Gold Hall


October 17 - December 16, 2022

Program Open Houses held at each Program Choice magnet school

December 17, 2022

Program Choice applications close at midnight

February 1, 2023

Parent Notification

Parents must accept seats by February 15, 2023.

Remind 101

Join your class Remind by texting phone number 81010 and using the following code:
Class of 2023 - @westcab23
Class of 2024 - @westcab24
Class of 2025 - @westcab25
Class of 2026 - @westcab26

West Cabarrus STEM Academy of Aviation and Aerospace

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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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