Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which partners with the CHOICE Aviation Institutes at Choctawhatchee and Crestview high schools, recently earned the top ranking in its category, according to US News and World Report magazine.
The Dayton campus beat out tough contenders like the US Air Force Academy and the Naval Academy, to win the specialty category of "Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering Programs" at schools where the highest degree is a Master's degree.
Okaloosa's CHOICE program has partnered with Embry-Riddle since its inception. Embry-Riddle instructors teach fourteen aviation courses, which include the first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) course taught for high school students in the United States. Other courses include Principles of Aviation Science, Flight Physiology, History of Aviation in the US, Meteorology and Accident Investigation and Private Pilot Ground School.
Upon graduation, CHOICE students receive credits from Embry-Riddle that have a value of up to $42,000. Last year, thirteen CHOICE students were accepted at the prestigious university and fourteen students passed the FAA Private Pilot Written Examination.
It was a beautiful day in Cretview, Florida. I wanted to drop a line today about what wonderful opportunities our youth has here in Crestview, Florida schools. Below is an article from the Nothwest Florida Daily News. Crestview High School has brought on a partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. What an amazing head start this gives our leaders of tomorrow right here in Crestview.