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Environmental Engineering at Unity Reed High School


We are proud to announce the formation of a new specialty program at URHS - Environmental Engineering.This program builds on the success of our Project Lead the Way Engineering courses and our IB Environmental Systems class by bringing students together in a focused study on how engineers can devise solutions that protect human health and natural ecosystems, while also improving quality of life.

Proposed Course of Study

Certificate Pathway

  • Grade 9: Biology I & Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW)
  • Grade 10: Chemistry I & Civil Engineering and Architechture (PLTW)
  • Grade 11: Physics & Environmental Sustainability (PLTW)
  • Grade 12: IB Environmental Systems and Societies (SL) & Engineering Design and Development (PLTW) (An additional PLTW Elective may be substituted for EDD)

IBCP Pathway

  • Grade 9: Advanced MYP Biology & Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW)
  • Grade 10: IB Chemistry I & Civil Engineering and Architechture (PLTW)
  • Grade 11: Environmental Sustainability (PLTW)
  • Grade 12: IB Environmental Systems and Societies (SL) & Engineering Design and Development (PLTW)
  • Related IB Courses IBCP Candidates Must Take 1 During 11th and 12th Grade:
    • IB Englsih SL/HL (2)
    • IB French SL (2)
    • IB Spanish SL/HL (2)
    • IB History HL (2)
    • IB Biology HL (2)
    • IB Chemistry SL (2)
    • IB Physics SL (2)
    • IB Math Analysis SL/HL (2)
    • IB Visual Art HL (2)
  • IB Personal and Professional Skills (PPS) Capstone Course Required for all Certificate and IBCP Students
In Environmental Engineering there is a pathway that combines with our International Baccalaureate Programme, but also a pathway for students who are not in IB courses in grades 9-11. In both cases, students will take the following Project Lead the Way Courses: Introduction to Engineering Design in grade 9, Civil Engineering and Architecture in grade 10, Environmental Sustainability in grade 11, and Engineering Design and Development (or an additional PLTW elective) in grade 12. Both pathways also designate a sequence of science courses that culminate in IB Environmental Systems and Societies in grade 12.

Applying for Environmental Engineering


The application for the 2023-2024 school year will be live on November 1, 2022. If you are a student new to PWCS, you may still apply within 30 days of your enrollment. Please contact Mrs. Hodgson (HodgsoKA@pwcs.edu) for more information.

Please also click here to access our Wakelet page which contains the contact information for our program coordinators and informational videos about our programs.