Title: Photonics Program Planning Guide for High Schools
This guide is for high school administrators, counselors, and/or teachers who are looking for ways to provide their students with opportunities for a bright future in photonics—a fascinating, intellectually challenging, and fast-growing technical area. Photonics includes lasers and fiber optics, as well as all other technologies that use light to enhance the quality of life. Through this document, you will learn in less than 30 minutes what photonics is, the opportunities it offers your students, the requirements for offering this technology in your school, and the assistance you can receive in implementing photonics instruction. As a bonus, the document will describe the steps necessary to enhance your school’s current STEM program or implement a new one.