Antelope Valley School District

Multimedia & Engineering Academy

Linked Learning Gold Pathway


Multimedia and Engineering Overview

Our goal is to develop global workforce leaders and innovators in media arts, and engineering.  The academy provides the foundation and tools to think critically, work collaboratively, solve complex problems, and synthesize innovations for the future.

We do this through pathways that are facilitated by dedicated educators, staff, and community members who collaborate, utilizing applied project-based learning and leading-edge technologies.  Lancaster High School’s Multimedia and Engineering Academy is a Gold Certified Distinguished Linked Learning Academy.

Introduction to M&E Academy

Introduction to M&E Academy

Course Sequence

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2024 course sequence


The Lancaster High School Multimedia and Engineering Academy provides students with the unique opportunity to learn through integrated lessons, apply knowledge through project-based learning, and develop career skills while still in high school. Students select a pathway that interests them (multimedia or engineering), then follow a carefully designed curriculum that develops their critical thinking, problem solving, and technical skills. Academy teachers work together to support the lessons in each classroom, so students expand their learning across all classes, and apply their skills in the community. Students master the use of 21st century technology, innovate creative solutions for modern problems, develop real-world job skills, and become the leaders of tomorrow. Admittance to the academy is by application only and is a four year commitment. 

If you do not reside within the Lancaster High School boundaries an open enrollment application is required through the AVUHSD district office.

The following standards are expected of all M&E Academy students:
Maintain satisfactory citizenship and attendance in all classes 
Maintain a C or better in all courses
Must make a commitment to complete all Pathway courses
Participate in Academy extracurricular activities and community service
(*Failure to maintain satisfactory status in these areas may result in placement on a probationary contract and a review of continued participation in the Academy)

Must meet with the Academy counselor(s) to arrange class schedule 
Attend summer school and enroll in Academy Health - Summer 2021
Register for Multimedia Contemporary Design 1 or Introduction to Engineering Design Honors Freshman year

The selection committee will review:
Report card
Academy students will have their behavior and academics reviewed by the Academy teachers to determine continued admission in the Academy
If you are selected you will be notified via email

Please fill out the form at the link below:



Course Progression


Year 1: Introduction to Engineering Design Honors

Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects like designing a new toy or improving an existing product.

Year 2: Principles of Engineering Honors

Students explore a broad range of engineering topics including mechanisms, strength of structure and materials, and automation, and then they apply what they know to take on challenges like designing a self-powered car.

Year 3: Computer Integrated Manufacturing Honors

Students discover and explore manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation, and then they apply what they have learned to design solutions for real-world manufacturing problems.

Capstone: Engineering Design and Development Honors

Students identify a real-world challenge then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their unique solutions to a panel of engineers.


Year 1: Multimedia Contemporary Design:

This course is an integration of communication skills and artistic proficiencies using contemporary media arts as a focus. The students will develop an understanding of the role of contemporary media as a verbal and visual means of communication in today’s society.

Year 2: Digital Media & Graphic Design:

This course provides students with design and software skills that will enable them to develop work that utilizes animation, graphics, illustration, videography, and photography. Using a project-oriented approach, the course aims to develop and nurture the creativity, passion and industry knowledge required for meaningful employment in computer-aided Graphic Design.

Year 3 (Capstone): Advanced Digital Media Arts and Communication:   

The focus of study is on the artistic side of graphic design and how digital art is created, produced, and its overall relevance to society.  Students will create a digital portfolio as a final project in order prepare them for their portfolio Defense. Students throughout the course will develop ideas individually and within groups, research subject content, illustrate, propose, and produce graphics products. Students will produce a variety of digitally created art products for print, web, video, and personal use, that are influenced by traditional techniques as they relate the principles and elements of design.

Year 4 Work-based Learning: TBD

Stole Requirements

In order to qualify for the Academy stole at Lancaster High School, all requirements will be met with at least 80% proficiency. 

  • Must present and pass the senior defense by April 10th (25%)

  • Cumulative 2.5 weighted or above District Grade Point Average (15%)

  • Must complete a pathway including the capstone course (10%)

  • Minimum of a 3.0 Average in CTE classes in grades 11 and 12 (10%)

  • Minimum of 20 Community Service Hours (10%)

    • Complete a reflection on Google Classroom about how community service benefited you as a student and our community at large.

  • Take and pass a minimum of one AP course (10%)

  • Fulfill A-G Requirements (10%)

  • Academy Google Classroom Grade (10%)

  • Concrete plans for after high school. Must include one of the following:


  • Military Service

  • Trade School

  • 4-year University Acceptance

  • Enrollment in a Community College

  • Internship

  • Full-Time Employment


To further celebrate your efforts in completing the requirements to earn a stole, gold stars will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • 3 stars for 80% completion

  • 4 stars for 90% completion

5 stars for 100% completion

Engineering students at the Victorville Power Plant

LAMPE Powerplant 1

Multimedia Students at Work