Totino-Grace

Engineering Institute

Totino-Grace Engineering Institute

E3: Experiential Engineering Education

The Totino-Grace Engineering Institute will intellectually engage and challenge students with a rigorous curriculum that includes coursework focused on engineering, as well as exposure to the field of engineering through program components occurring outside of the classroom. 

Institute Components

College-Prep Curriculum with emphasis on Math and Science and will also include critical thinking, public speaking and collaborative project-based learning skills.

Required Courses in Math and Science as well as three semesters of Engineering-specific coursework. Click HERE to view Engineering course descriptions.

Seminars and Enrichment Activities including lectures, field trips and presentations outside the classroom.

Mentorship Opportunities with professionals in Engineering careers.

Internship/Field-Experience providing significant first hand experience in various areas of Engineering.

Co-Curricular Activity center around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) opportunities.

Capstone Project which culminates the student's experience within the Institute.

Global Perspective through innovative international Engineering connections. 

Engineering Institute - The Student Experience

Brief outlines of Engineering I, II, and III are outlined below. For full course descriptions, visit the Engineering section on the academic departments page.

Information for Interested Students

Newsweek announced its ranking of the top 5,000 STEM high schools for 2019, honoring excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Totino-Grace was recognized among these excellent programs across the nation.

Totino-Grace President, Dr. Craig Junker, shares, "One of the most exciting programs we offer to our students is the E3 Engineering Institute. The program sparks a creative and thoughtful approach to academics, personal development, and future planning and preparation. This program is special. The mentoring component provides a relational experience that sets it apart. What is more, our E3 students are actively engaged in their own learning, exploring, collaborating, and problem solving."

With its long history of reporting on scientific breakthroughs, technological revolutions, and societal challenges, Newsweek partnered with STEM.org to rank America’s Best STEM High Schools. The list includes schools in every region of the country that offer skilled teachers who keep up with developments in these fields and who create dynamic learning environments to engage their students.

The top 5,000 schools were curated from STEM.org Educational Research™ (SER) using a proprietary scoring logic that took into consideration a broad set of quantitative and qualitative data inputs collected from Q2 2015–Q3 2019. The purpose was to determine which primary/secondary institutions in America best offer students experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)—as defined by the Congressional Research Service—while preparing them for post‐secondary outcomes. Additional factors, including affluence and median household income, were taken into consideration in compiling the rankings. 

“Children don’t realize it, but they’re natural STEM students,” says Nancy Cooper, Newsweek Global Editor in Chief. “We need to make sure that innate drive, curiosity, and creativity aren’t lost along the way. These high schools are helping to ensure America’s future in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is in good hands.”

Contact the Academic Office

Cheri Broadhead
Principal
763-586-6334

Dan Vandermyde
Assistant Principal
763-586-6305

Di Larson
Academic Assistant
763-571-9116 ext. 203

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