Build A Plane will now offer AeroScholars, two online aviation courses developed specifically for high school students.
The two courses, “Fundamentals of Aviation Science” and “Advanced Aviation Science, “were written in accordance with NSTA national teaching standards. Students who complete the online courses can receive high school credit that counts toward graduation. Both programs were originally developed by a partnership that included EAA and Utah-based Achiever Learning.
Upon successful completion of this course, students may request an endorsement to take the FAA private pilot knowledge examination, signed off by a CFI. Passing the knowledge exam completes the first step toward earning a real pilot license.
“Build A Plane has partnered with Achieve Learning to continue offering AeroScholars,” aid Katrina Bradshaw, executive director. “In the past, students paid close to $1,000 to take both courses. Now students can take the two courses for a total of $350. We’re very excited about that.”
Students also get the benefit of live help when they enroll in AeroScholars. CFIs are available over the Internet to answer questions and to monitor progress, she said.
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