SunState Aviation Flight School, Florida’s premier accelerated flight training center, located at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM), is partnering with Osceola High School to offer an aviation magnet program for local high school students.
OHS is the first school to offer the program to more than 30 underclassmen this fall. In January, the program will extend to upperclassmen at the high school through a dual enrollment online degree program offered by Utah Valley State College. OHS will partner with SunState Aviation and the Experimental Aircraft Association to offer the aviation courses.
Core curriculum will include aeronautics, aerospace applications of math and science, flight operations, introduction to flight, and human factors of aviation. OHS will offer the courses as elective classes and students can register to receive college credit. After completing the program, students can further their flight skills with the SunState Aviation’s pilot training program to obtain their pilot’s license.
“The airport is proud to take part in a program that will educate students about aviation,” said Terry Lloyd, director of aviation. “We enjoy providing airport resources to help students pursue their dreams and to benefit the local community.”
For more information on the program, contact Barbara Wendland, director of guidance, at 407-518-5425.