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    Default Best HS: Mechanical Tech?

    Which high school would be best known for its mechanical technology program? I have a boy who is gearing toward mechanical engineering of some sort and I'd like to see him attend a school with lots of opportunity for the hands on side of this as well as the academics.

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    Saunders the entire basement is different shops. Welding, auto, carpentry, autocad, more that I'm forgetting.

    I took welding, photography (back in the days of developing your own film), and carpentry. Loved it.
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    Of course that would be the one as its geographically the farthest from me. Thanks!

    Any other thoughts, comments or ideas? I didnt go to high school in London, so I dont know much about them.

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    Beal?

    South does not have anything too hands on. Those are the only ones I know about.
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    I would say Saunders or Beal as well for the hands on.
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    John Paul II!!!!
    both my kids have gone through the tech courses their.. major hands on.. the oldest is now going for “Sheet metal' worker.. and the youngest 'heavy duty mechanic'.. they both are going from HS straight to Apprenticeship. no college needed

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    When I went to Clarke Road I know it had a great tech dept ... don't know specifics b/c I didn't take any tech courses but contrary to popular belief Clarke Road was a great school when I was there - mind you this is 10+ years ago.

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    not sure about specific hs.. but do they still offer an apprenticeship course? my brother took a apprenticeship fo tool and dye (or die?) in hs, and he quite liked it

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    Thames is mostly all tech. Because it is a trade school

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    Beal is the oldest and most renowned Tech school in London. I would definitely check it out before deciding. They also have co-op courses but I don't know which ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Book Worm View Post
    When I went to Clarke Road I know it had a great tech dept ... don't know specifics b/c I didn't take any tech courses but contrary to popular belief Clarke Road was a great school when I was there - mind you this is 10+ years ago.

    Shhhh. Don't age us, LOL!
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    Thanks ladies. I appreciate your insights!

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