Leadership magazine May/June 2015 V 44 No 5 - Page 21
by customizing their work-based learning experiences and aligning
them to the anchor standards of CCSS.
In September, six students of the academy competed in Unmanned Airborne Vehicle (UAV) - Outback Rescue Challenge held
in Queensland, Australia. The two teams of students represented the
only high school in the United States in the contest.
The UAV-Outback Rescue Challenge is a prime example of government, industry and research collaborating to address a quickly
emerging drone technology. This technology is vital to the Antelope
Valley Community, which is home to a strong aerospace
and defense industry. The mission of the competition is
for students to develop an airborne delivery system that
delivers a package to a lost explorer.
learn and receive feedback and highlighting an important aspect
of the deeper learning of CCSS. There were several challenges that
arose during the competition that enforced problem-solving and
critical thinking within the team, reinforcing the coll