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
This being the case many of our students have had the privilege to work at many of the local area companies in many different capacities.
HHSME has job shadowing and internship opportunities, that allows our students a inside look at what the future might bring for their individual careers. These range from 20 hours to over 200 hours + , working with industrial professionals on site at one of our industry partner's facilities.
Many of these Shadowing/Internships have evolved into full time and part time employment for our students. Many of these program require our students to continue with higher education while working after graduation.
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.
- Designed for 9th or 10th grade students, the major focus of IED is the design process and its application. Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their work. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer’s notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community.
- Designed for 10th or 11th grade students, this survey course exposes students to major concepts they’ll encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate solutions.
- How are things made? What processes go into creating products? Is the process for making a water bottle the same as it is for a musical instrument? How do assembly lines work? How has automation changed the face of manufacturing? While students discover the answers to these questions, they’re learning about the history of manufacturing, robotics and automation, manufacturing processes, computer modeling, manufacturing equipment, and flexible manufacturing systems. This course is designed for 10th, 11th or 12th grade students.
- In this capstone course, students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. Students perform research to choose, validate, and justify a technical problem. After carefully defining the problem, teams design, build, and test their solutions while working closely with industry professionals who provide mentoring opportunities. Finally, student teams present and defend their original solution to an outside panel. This course is appropriate for 12th grade students.
- attendance rate = 95%,
- CAHSEE ELA= 66%
- CAHSEE Math= 68%,
- graduation rate=86%
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Our Program has a very well established relationship with Cal State Long Beach School of Engineering and San Diego State School of Engineering offer support to all of our current students.