Students enrolled in the John E. Dwyer Technology Academy, in addition to completing a rigorous college preparatory program, will also be given the opportunity to explore careers in areas such as computer science, architectural design, and urban planning. The school program will also guide the participating students in pioneering the ways and means by which to integrate environmental technology into the world we live in. Honors and AP classes will be offered to all interested students. All John E. Dwyer Academy students will be expected to comply with the rules, regulations, and policies of the Academy and the school district.
Each John E. Dwyer Academy student will be given the opportunity to participate in one of the two strands of study offered:
• Students enrolling in the Industrial Technology Strand will participate in school and community activities that will give them a strong knowledge base regarding various fields that are relying more and more on technology and innovation every day. Courses offered will include classes in process technology, mechanical drafting, and architectural drafting
• Students enrolling in the Information Technology Strand will participate in classes and real-world activities dealing with such fields as robotics, computer science, and Cisco, Microsoft and other language and software systems. Participants in this strand will also learn about hardware design and computer infrastructure design and implementation. They will master the latest in computer management systems and data management operations
The Elizabeth Public Schools is partnering with The National Academy Foundation and is currently engaged in a Year of Planning - Academy Development Process to establish the Academy of Information Technology as a career academy at the John E. Dwyer Technology Academy in September 2010. The Academy of Information Technology prepares students for career opportunities in programming, database administration, web design and administration, digital networks, and other areas in the expanding digital workplace. Further, the Elizabeth Public Schools will be submitting a proposal to The National Academy Foundation to implement a new Academy theme in engineering in September 2011. The Academy of Engineering educates high school students in the principles of engineering, and providing content in the fields of electronics, biotech, aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture.