Middle school students interested in engineering and STEM careers will find middle school technology classes available via a Gateway Program.
Thanks to a grant from Project Lead The Way and the Chevron Corporation, the school district will be able to increase technology classes beyond those already offered at Wheeling Park High School. According to school officials, the grant funds the classes for two years, bringing $15,000 for the first year, and another $15,000 to set up the Gateway Program.
Classes in automation and robotics will be offered to eighth-grade students this school year through the new Gateway Program being established in Ohio County’s middle schools.
The new middle school classes are based on a pre-engineering curriculum. When students move on to the high school, they can continue with technology classes. They have a special opportunity to earn pre-engineering credit from West Virginia University through classes offered at the high school