McLain Magnet High School
for Scientific Exploration and Technology Utilization




The McLain Scientific Exploration & Technology Utilization Magnet program is aligned with the staffing needs of some of Oklahoma’s largest industries and is intensively supported by higher education partners. It is a great way to explore a variety of career paths in Aviation, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geospatial Information Systems, or Nursing.

AP credits are available to McLain students, who are afforded exciting opportunities to explore real world problems through rigorous academic study and technical training. Instructors help them forge high school credits into an impressive scholarship/college portfolio. Students interested in technology, telecommunications, air and space technology or instrumentation measurements will find this magnet program an excellent choice. 

STARS & GIS

Spatial Technology and Remote Sensing (STARS) as part of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) leads students to an internationally recognized certification used in a variety of fields. Using satellite images taken just for this program, McLain students will learn Project Management, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis, and other skills based on the Geospatial Workforce Development model.

10th grade: STARS I

11th grade: STARS II

12th grade: Senior Internship; Capstone Project

Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences

Environmental science explores the use and regulation of biological systems for the prevention and restoration of land, air, and water contamination. This strand exposes students to economics, law, and the social sciences plus the traditional physics, chemistry and biology.

Breakthroughs in mathematics, physics, engineering and technology have advanced atmospheric science and weather forecasting via ever-evolving supercomputers, weather radars, satellite imagery, and remote-sensing technologies.

Students who successfully complete this strand are equipped to pursue degrees in the University of Tulsa’s Earth & Environmental Science and Geosciences programs, as well as OU’s School of Meteorology.

10th grade: Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences I

11th grade: Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences II

12th grade: Capstone Project; Senior Internship

Aeronautics & Aviation Maintenance Technology

This strand’s Aeronautics emphasis develops the basic skills and experience needed to function as a Simulation Test Engineer at Flight Safety International. Students obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to assemble, modify, troubleshoot and operate complex training equipment.

Students who choose the Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) emphasis benefit from a partnership with Tulsa Technology Center’s AMT program, learning from industry experts in a state-of-the-art instructional facility. Hands-on experience prepares students for Corporate Aviation, Air Charter, Engine Overhaul, General Aviation, Repair Stations and much more.

The flight school is an exciting opportunity for the student who attends McLain High School who desires to become a pilot. Ground school will be offered at McLain as a flight instruction program. Students that qualify will take to the air with an instructor and have the opportunity to begin a new career phase that can lead to a commercial pilot license and the many benefits that come with it.

10th Grade: Aviation Electronics I or Aerospace Technology I; Chemistry I; Foreign Language I

11th Grade: Aviation Electronics II or Aerospace Technolgy II; Biology I; Foreign Language II  

12th Grade: Senior Technology Project/Internship

STARS & GIS

Spatial Technology and Remote Sensing (STARS) as part of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) leads students to an internationally recognized certification used in a variety of fields. Using satellite images taken just for this program, McLain students will learn Project Management, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis, and other skills based on the Geospatial Workforce Development model.

10th grade: STARS I

11th grade: STARS II

12th grade: Senior Internship; Capstone Project

Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences

Environmental science explores the use and regulation of biological systems for the prevention and restoration of land, air, and water contamination. This strand exposes students to economics, law, and the social sciences plus the traditional physics, chemistry and biology.

Breakthroughs in mathematics, physics, engineering and technology have advanced atmospheric science and weather forecasting via ever-evolving supercomputers, weather radars, satellite imagery, and remote-sensing technologies.

Students who successfully complete this strand are equipped to pursue degrees in the University of Tulsa’s Earth & Environmental Science and Geosciences programs, as well as OU’s School of Meteorology.

10th grade: Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences I

11th grade: Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences II

12th grade: Capstone Project; Senior Internship

Aeronautics & Aviation Maintenance Technology

This strand’s Aeronautics emphasis develops the basic skills and experience needed to function as a Simulation Test Engineer at Flight Safety International. Students obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to assemble, modify, troubleshoot and operate complex training equipment.

Students who choose the Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) emphasis benefit from a partnership with Tulsa Technology Center’s AMT program, learning from industry experts in a state-of-the-art instructional facility. Hands-on experience prepares students for Corporate Aviation, Air Charter, Engine Overhaul, General Aviation, Repair Stations and much more.

The flight school is an exciting opportunity for the student who attends McLain High School who desires to become a pilot. Ground school will be offered at McLain as a flight instruction program. Students that qualify will take to the air with an instructor and have the opportunity to begin a new career phase that can lead to a commercial pilot license and the many benefits that come with it.

10th Grade: Aviation Electronics I or Aerospace Technology I; Chemistry I; Foreign Language I

11th Grade: Aviation Electronics II or Aerospace Technolgy II; Biology I; Foreign Language II  

12th Grade: Senior Technology Project/Internship

Engineering & Robotics

Project Lead the Way encourages the development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, creative and innovative reasoning, and a love of learning in order to prepare students to be the most innovative and productive leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and to make meaningful, pioneering contributions to our world.

Students not engaging in Project Lead the Way can avail themselves of the robotics program at McLain. Ranging from design and manufacture through programming, this series of courses provides authentic learning opportunities and the opportunity for competition in several robotics events.

9th grade: Principles of Engineering; Technology Lab I

10th grade:
Digital Electronics or Robotics I

11th grade: Computer Integrated Manufacturing or Robotics II

12th grade: Engineering Design and Development or Robotics III

Certified Nurses Assistant Preparation

This program provides the classroom instruction necessary for employment as a Certified Nurse Assistant. Additional hours of clinical experience are required and can be completed through VOTECH or through employment. Upon completion, student must pass a written and clinical final examination to apply for certification.

10th grade: Health Careers I

11th grade: Health Careers II

12th grade: Health Careers III

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