Davis Aerospace is one of few schools in the country to train students in grades 9-12 to maintenance and fly Cessna aircrafts in an approved Part 147 Federal Aviation Administration Program. It is the only school in Michigan where a student can earn a pilot’s license before earning a driver’s license.
Davis Aerospace offers a rigorous blended curriculum model that helps prepare students for college and career and equips students with the knowledge and skills needed for jobs in the 21st century. The academic program affords students an opportunity to enroll in Advance Placement, Dual Enrollment, and Mandarin Chinese courses online and in the traditional setting. The technical pathway allows students to receive authentic training in aviation, aerospace sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The only program of its type in the entire State of Michigan, our students learn to maintenance and fly Cessna aircrafts and can earn their private pilot license prior to graduation. Davis Aerospace Technical High School is fully accredited by the State of Michigan Department of Education and with the AdvancED Accreditation Commission.
School of the Week: Davis Aerospace Technical High School
Posted on October 1, 2012
Davis Aerospace Technical High School offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience that engages students in a rigorous college preparatory academic curriculum coupled with a remarkable technical education program that prepares students for careers in aviation, aerospace, science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The only program of its type in the entire State of Michigan, students learn to maintenance and fly Cessna aircrafts—yes fly! And they can earn their Private Pilot license prior to graduation.
The school partners with Delta Air lines, Western Michigan University, College of Aviation, Tuskegee Airmen, Detroit City Airport and other business/community organizations.
“This is not only one of the gems of Detroit, but also of the entire country,” said Bob Shafer, Michigan Aviation Association President.
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Advanced Placement classes, Dual Enrollment, World Languages (Spanish/Chinese), Accelerated Reading/Math, Afterschool Learning Center/Extended Day, Aviation Maintenance Training, Flight Training, JROTC, Mentoring Programs, Robotics, Women in Aviation Club, High Flyer’s Aviation Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Journalism, Knitting Club, Varsity Basketball (Boys/Girls), Cheerleading, JROTC Drill/Step Team, Top Flight Readers Book Club, Career Counseling and Career Placement.
About the Principal
Nina Hicks is passionate about working in secondary education. She is committed to her guiding principle to work with high school students assisting them in reaching their full potential through providing top-quality educational and personal growth opportunities.
The mission of Davis Aerospace is to ensure that our graduates experience success and are academically and technically prepared with 21st century skills.
The Name We Honor
The school is named in honor of the first African American General in the Air Force, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. General Davis participated in the first flight-training program for African Americans and was the leader of the famous Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, also know as the famous Redtails.
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