Northwest Career & Technical Academy prepares students for the challenges they'll face as adults: careers, networking, and finding their place among modern technology. Programs in culinary, engineering, or medical professions complement a regular academic course-load with rigorous practice in science, math, English, and foreign languages. Then there are the extracurricular activities, which include the school's robotics team, Rage Against the Machines. Here, students design and build robots from scratch using a combination of creativity and engineering skill. During building sessions, they learn everything from 3-D modeling to programming, and, once their robot is complete, participate in regional competitions to explore outside their local community and vie for college scholarships?paving the way for a bright future.