Throughout HHSME, students learn and apply the design process, acquire strong teamwork and communication proficiency and develop organizational skills. They discover the answers to questions like how things are made and what processes go into creating products?
Students use the same industry-leading design principals and 3D Design Software used by companies like Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Walt Disney Imagineering. They explore the worlds of architecture and product design to appreciate the world they live in, experiment with aerodynamics and biomechanics to understand the world they use, they are trained in state of the art manufacturing labs to create the world they want.
This is STEM education and it is at the heart of our school.
The Manufacturing and Pre-Engineering Career pathway here at Hawthorne High School will provide you a roadmap to follow as you plan your career with interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
This pathway begins at the high school level through career specific classes that are created to excite our students and staff in engaging our students at a higher level of learning. Because of this higher level of learning our pre-engineering classes are articulated with local Community Colleges that allow our students to receive college credit in the associated courses. This allows our students to become part of a larger workforce development pipeline that links K12 education with Community Colleges, California State Universities and Industry Partners; Opening the door for HHSME students to enjoy the benefits of School/Industry specific Speakers, Field Trips, Job shadowing, Apprenticeships, earning credit toward an Associate's Degree or later a Bachelor's Degree at our partnership schools leading to the ultimate goal of employing our students at an Industry Partners place of business.
The following list shows main Industry Sectors that we serve but are not limited to:
Machine Tool Technology
Mechanical drafting and design
Hawthorne High- School of Engineering has a long standing history with the local manufacturing sector dating back more than 40 years. We are lucky enough to have multiple industry powerhouses that have shaped our local economy with in arms reach of our school.
Currently we are part of a K-16 Workforce Development project that is comprised of Local Industry, Local Higher Education, and Local K-12 Education. This group has formed to prepare more young people for careers in manufacturing and engineering.
The following Partners have committed resources to HHSME:
Walt Disney Imagineering
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Boeing Satellite Systems
The Hawthorne High School of Manufacturing and Engineering is a progressive small learning community tasked with creating the next generation workforce. HHSME is committed to developing innovators who lead the design and implementation of practical solutions to meet the ever-changing societal and workforce challenges of today and beyond.
The HHSME curricular program follows a proven hands-on, real-world, cutting-edge problem-solving approach to learning.
Throughout HHSME, students:
explore the worlds of architecture & design to appreciate the world in which they live;
experiment with aerodynamics and biomechanics to understand the world they use; and
be trained in state-of-the-art manufacturing labs and use industry-leading software to create the world they want.
We also prepare students as they discover the answers to questions like how things are made and what processes go into creating products by helping them:
learn and apply the design process through hands-on projects; and
develop strong proficiency in organizational, teamwork, and communication skills.