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High School Programs

North Dakota currently has five school districts offering high school aviation course in addition to the North Dakota Center for Distance Education. High school classes are offered in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Williston and Minot. These courses teach a variety of subjects including the Private Pilot Curriculum, Aircraft mechanics - including construction of an aircraft, Unmanned Aircraft, and other aviation related careers. If you would like to have more information about these programs or would be willing to volunteer as a guest speaker, contact our office for more information. 


Below is a video from the Upper Midwest Aviaiton Symposium in Minot, ND. The High School Students from Minot High School share their classroom expieriences with us. 


Fly to Learn

This inquiry based STEM program excites and challenges students. No aviation experience is needed.Teachers will find Fly to Learn fun to teach.

The Fly to Learn Aviation Design Challenge utilizes X-Plane flight simulation software (provided free of charge) to allow students to apply their knowledge, to modify and fly their own virtual aircraft in a virtual fly-off. This exciting national competition has some exciting prizes.


This exciting Unmanned Aircraft competition from the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) allows students the opportunity to build and fly a Quadzilla Quadcopter for a search and rescue mission. To register for the competition and receive the UAS curriculum visit

Real World Design Challenge

The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Each year, student teams will be asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation's leading industries. Students will utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions and will also generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions. The RWDC provides students with opportunities to apply the lessons of the classroom to the technical problems that are being faced in the workplace. Please contact our office for more information, and visit

Congratulations to our winners!

2014 - Magic Mavericks, Minot

2013 – Magic Mavericks, Minot

2012 – Magic Mavericks, Minot

2011 – Bismarck Technical Center

2010 – Bismarck Technical Center