The Curriculum Design
The Maritime Academy of Toledo provides students with a challenging National Core Standards-based education that promotes academic excellence and leadership formation using maritime/nautical focused themes that are integrated throughout the traditional subject areas of language arts, math, science, social studies, art, music, physical education, and technology. This thematic integration focuses on one of the world’s most valuable resources—water, in particular, the navigable waterways of the Great Lakes, its islands, rivers, ecosystems, recreation, impact on the local economy, food chain, and food supply, intentionally enhancing students' knowledge and skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Courses include marine biology; environmental science, earth science; physics, maritime law, welding, small engines, diesel engines, electricity, electrical systems, ship systems, and boat building I and II. Course content includes navigation and radar simulation; underwater robotics; Global Positioning Systems (GPS); Geographical Information Systems(GIF); marine highways and commerce; charting; naval architecture and woodworking; sea literature- including narratives, poetry and prose; lighthouses; shipwrecks; coastlines; island rivers; sea travel; seaports; canals; locks; leisure; sports; and nautical/marine fine art are used to teach the National Core Content Standards and Non-Core Content Standards.