Recommended high school classes for architects
Start preparing for the future by taking the right high school classes:
There’s a lot more to designing a building than drawing a picture and calling it a day. You need to calculate support structures and know where to place them for maximum strength. You’ll have to understand the many different materials used in building and how they interact. eAchieve has online introductory and AP science classes for high school students.
Architects should focus on Physics. eAchieve has two AP Physics courses. We also have Biology and Chemistry, classes recommended for engineers.
Environmental Science is recommended as well since more architects are focusing on sustainable design techniques.
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Art is one half of the architecture equation. Art classes from eAchieve are available from kindergarten to senior year. Use these classes to build up your portfolio.
Art History is only taught at the AP level. It covers the historical and cultural impact of art around the world, including notable monuments and buildings.
All High School Art Courses
Math is the most important thing you can study if you want to be an architectural engineer. eAchieve has high school level math courses ranging from basic algebra to AP Calculus.
Our AP Calculus courses cover important architectural concepts like limits, definite integrals, and differential equations. AP Calculus A/B is a prerequisite for AP Calculus B/C. Both last a full year. Take the classes as early as you can so you can earn credit for college.
All High School Math Courses
Business Education courses
Good classes to take in high school for architecture go beyond art and science. Architects may work with firms or be contracted independently. Basic Business Education classes teach entrepreneurship, personal financial planning, and accounting.
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Other ways to prepare for a career in architecture as a student
High school is the perfect time to build a portfolio of unique architectural designs. Use traditional art techniques or try out digital art to bring your designs to life. The earlier you start, the more pieces you’ll have to show when it’s time to enroll in a Bachelor of Architecture program.
Advanced Placement (AP) classes for architecture are another way to get ahead. Passing AP exams leads to college credits before you’ve even graduated high school! You can cut down on the time it takes to get your Bachelor degree by using AP classes to test out of entry-level classes.
University admissions process for Bachelor of Architecture programs
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degrees traditionally take 5 years to achieve. Most architects then continue their education to receive a Master of Architecture degree in order to earn more money. Additionally, architects need to be licensed in order to work professionally. The Architecture Registration Exam is the final big test for architects. Establish good study skills now with eAchieve’s online classes.
If you only want a Bachelor degree, you need to attend a good college with a known undergraduate program in architecture. Since architecture overlaps with art and science, some schools have architecture as degrees in Bachelor of Arts or Sciences. Use eAchieve Academy career-planning resources to graduate on time and getting into college. Our counsellors build custom plans based on the classes you need for your future major.
With eAchieve Academy you can take the classes needed for college admission in Wisconsin and nationwide. Our graduates have been accepted at colleges and universities all over the United States. We’ve even had students attend international institutions!
eAchieve Academy has the resources to help you prepare for a career as an:
- Landscape architect
- Civil engineer
- City or urban planner
- Construction consultant
- Remodeling or interior design
- Digital designer
- Building restoration architect
- Lighting technician
- Furniture designer
The Benefits of eAchieve Academy Charter School
eAchieve Academy is a fully accredited, K-12 public charter school with FREE enrollment and tuition for Wisconsin students under the age of 21. All our teachers are Wisconsin-certified teachers averaging 20 or more years of practical classroom experience. By offering online classes, our elementary, middle, and high school students have more flexibility to take the classes they want when and where they want.
Sign up for our online classes to earn your high school diploma, apply for colleges, and start the path to becoming an architect. Learn more about how online charter school works.