Annapolis High School- Change Engineering
The Annapolis High School Change Engineering Signature Program brings together students, educators, community, and business leaders to enhance classroom instruction to be workforce relevant, interesting, and challenging for students. In 2012, the Annapolis community chose Change Engineering as our school’s Signature program because we recognized that the ability to manage and adapt to change is an essential skill required in the workplace today. The Change Engineering Signature Program focuses on 21st century life skills as a critical component of introducing and managing change in the world.
The Change Engineering Signature Program redefines the classroom and awakens the intellectual curiosity of young leaders by empowering them to transform their world. Students learn the positive benefits of change and use the Structure for Creating Change as a toolkit to methodically identify, analyze, plan, implement, and create change. We also focus on growing student leaders; our students develop the skills necessary to negotiate change in self, community, organizations, and the global community through key leadership traits. Signature students complete a Changemaker project to create change about what matters to them in their community. Our innovative curriculum infuses the business community’s knowledge and needs into our program by directly involving business and community leaders as curriculum writers, guest speakers, field experience hosts, and mentors for Changemaker projects, internships and job shadowing experiences.