Program Outcomes

Graduates of Davis Aerospace and Maritime High School Will.

Collaborative, Hands-On Learning

One of the hallmarks of the Davis A&M experience is a strong emphasis on project-based learning. These hands-on learning opportunities are often collaborative and teach students the value of teamwork and how individual contributions add to the success of a group. These college-ready skills prepare students for post-secondary success.

In the 9th grade Maritime Sciences classes, students learn to model and build a simple boat. They start by trying out different designs and building small models, eventually selecting a design they will use to construct one large boat capable of holding a couple passengers. Eventually, students get to test out the boat that they built by taking it out on Lake Erie.

Other examples of hands-on learning experiences that are unique to the Davis experience include visits to the the Lake Erie Watershed to learn about water quality and the environment, and learning how to fly and repair drones.

Davis A&M also boasts a large state-of-the-art Digital Fabrication Lab. Better known as the Fab Lab, some of the equipment students are exposed to and learn how to use include: 3-D printers, Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, Laser Cutters, CNC Machines and more. They learn how to use both technology and old-fashioned manual labor in combination to create and to make projects.

The Simulation Room is another unique feature of Davis Aerospace and Maritime High School. This area features more state-of-the-art technology, including flight simulators and boat simulators. It’s a great way to start learning how to fly a plane or steer a ship.

A number of field trips are taken throughout the year, including to Burke Lakefront Airport, the Lake Erie Science Center, NASA Glenn Research Center, the International Women’s Air & Space Museum, and more. These trips are fun, but they also 


  • Experience being in the air and at sea, with opportunities to fly planes, operate boats, swim, and provide rescue.
  • Be successful in the classroom and able to apply their knowledge—through practical, hands-on learning—to their passions, curiosities, and interests in the aerospace and maritime fields and beyond.
  • Learn 21st century skills that enable them to succeed in the workplace and in their personal lives, including technological, communicative, and financial literacy.
  • Utilize extracurricular and club activities to develop stronger leadership, communication, and critical-thinking skills.
  • Explore opportunities with regional partner organizations through field learning, internships, and mentoring.
  • Develop into mature and responsible adults with strong interpersonal skills, lifelong friend networks, and the ability to provide for themselves and their families.
  • Appreciate and support their local community through innovation, community service, and exploration of arts and culture.
  • Become global citizens by exploring new places and cultures while understanding their connection to the world around them.
  • Be confident and comfortable in their knowledge and abilities, with the skills to be adaptable, resilient, and thoughtful.
  • Find a passion for learning that lasts beyond high school and fuels their interests and their goals.
  • Expect excellence from themselves and others, both in the classroom and beyond.
  • Develop a strong pride in their Davis A&M experience that they will take with them after graduation and use to return as a mentor and resource for other students who follow.