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Welcome to TREND...

Building Tomorrow's Problem Solvers Today!

Manufacturing Day 11/15

Tech Museum Nov. '11

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TREND Academy


Our Mission

TREND - Transportation, Engineering, and Design-

Engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. The TREND Academy provides students with the opportunity to step into the role of an engineer and or Industrial Designer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, engage in the engineering design process, and climatically make the leap from visionaries to doers. Our pathway courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that empower them to grow and develop their Creativity and Communication skills ultimately becoming better Collaborators and Critical-Thinkers. The knowledge and skill-sets students gain through our programming will help them excel now in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path that they may choose.


Our shared vision is based on the following core values:

  • To integrate a technical & academic education that leads to careers in transportation, engineering, and industrial design.
  • To create a learning environment that fosters respect for self and others while promoting honesty and integrity.
  • To provide programs with high expectations that develop the skills and talents of each individual as well as the skills required to work successfully as team members and leaders.


Our Engineering & Design Pathway


Introduction to Engineering & Design (I.E.D)

Traditionally taken as a Sophomore (can also be accessed as a Junior). In I.E.D students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3-D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work. 


Principals of Engineering (P.O.E)

Traditionally taken as a Junior (can also be accessed as a Senior). Through problems that engage and challenge, P.O.E students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem-solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.


Engineering Design & Development (E.D.D)

Taken as a Senior. E.D.D is the capstone of our pathway. The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout the TREND pathway come together in Engineering Design & Development as they identify a real-world issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards, completing Engineering Design & Development ready to take on any post-secondary program or career.

TREND Leadership

TREND Leadership meetings will be held in Mr. Kangas' Room (B-3). During the meetings, we will discuss future events for TREND such as rallies, fundraisers, field trips, and more! Please attend to share your input on what we all can do to make TREND great! Stay updated when meetings are held by following TREND Leadership on social media platforms.


Instagram & Twitter: @ahstrend

Remind: text @trendld to 81010 

A Few of Your Trend Teachers

Teachers & Staff Profiles


Mr. Kangas - Co-Director & Biology

Mr. Oh - Co-Director & English 12



Mr. Doolittle - Engineering Design & Development and Introduction to Engineering & Design

Mr. Kramer - Principles of Engineering  

--"I like to fish.  I like to kayak. I like to fish from my kayak".  Everything you need to know about Mr. Kramer is neatly summarized by a student-created poster you can see in his room.

Mr. Lo - Introduction to Engineering Design  

--“Every man is guilty for all the good he did not do.”  –Voltaire.   I also like all things Houston.  Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, and Houston Texans (I wonder where he hails from!?!).



Mr. Smith - Fundamentals of Design & Art

Mr. Kangas - Biology

Mr. Boles- English 9

Mr. Melville- English 9

Ms. Peterson - Health



Ms. Mountain - AP Calculus, Mathematics

Mr. Lo - AP Statistics, Mathematics

Mr. Doolittle - Intro. to Computer Programming, AP Computer Science.

Mr. Kramer - Geology.

Ms. Sandoval - AP English, English

Mr. Apel - English

Mr. Oh - English 12

Mr. Fernandez - Spanish

Ms. Soares - AP History

Ms. Kerubo - History. 
--Favorite color: Brown....different shades of brown.   Quote: "Dare to go an extra mile.   It is nice to have a good attitude daily since life happens to be short."

Mr. Miyata - Band/Music

Ms. Schultz - Choir & Dance

Ms. Jacobs - English, Drama, Hip-Hop Dance



Ms. Fields- Assistant Principal

Ms. Conway - Counselor



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Upcoming Field Trips

11/17 - Society of Women Engineers 

            @ U.C Berkeley



12/5 - Computer Science Education Day

            @ U.C Berkeley





Apel, Michael
English Teacher
Boles, Nathan
English Teacher
Counselor Class of 2019
Doolittle, Andy
Computer Teacher
Fields, Shelly
Assistant Principal
Hernandez, Rangel
Jacobs, Jill
Kangas, Joshua
Kerubo, Angela
Kramer, Corey
Lo, Gary
Melville, Justin
Miyata, Vernon
Mountain, Georgina
Oh, Samuel
Peterson, Courtney
Sandoval, Nicole
Schultz, Pat
Smith, Trenton
Soares, Jodi

ACE your classes with the HW Club!

Meet with TREND's comprehensive support team and your peers to get support and complete and/or get a great start on your daily HW and prep work for quizzes and tests.  Open Monday, Tuesday Thursday from 3:20-4:30 in Room P1 (Portable #1).

Student tutors also can't  wait to help you!