Design/CTE (Career and Technology Education)

Robotics/Engineering, Computer Science, Digital Arts and Media, IB Foundations, and Creative Writing.


As part of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), design/CTE challenges all students to:

  • apply practical and creative thinking skills to solve design problems
  • explore the role of design in both historical and contemporary contexts
  • consider their responsibilities when making design decisions and taking action.


MYP design focuses a holistic design process rather than final products and solutions.


MYP uses the design cycle as a way to structure:

  • inquiry and analysis of design problems
  • development and creation of feasible solutions
  • testing and evaluation of students’ models, prototypes, products or systems.


Murchison offers the following courses in the 2022-2023 school year:

6th grade:

  • Investigating Careers in Computer Science
  • Investigating Careers in Engineering and Robotics
  • Investigating Careers in Graphic Design


7th grade

  • Digital Media
  • Project Lead the Way DMAR (Design Modeling Automation and Robotics)
  • Principles of IT
  • Principles of Manufacturing (Team Robotics)
  • Creative Writing
  • Global Issues


8th Grade

  • Principles of Applied Engineering
  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Principles of Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communication
  • Digital Communication in the 21st Century
  • Yearbook
  • Global Issues