About Project Lead The Way

What is Project Lead The Way?

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PLTW Students Reverse Engineering an Object

Project Lead The Way is a National STEM curriculum and key component of Discovery Academy, advancing students' ability to innovate, think critically, and collaborate in a project-based environment. Here, you will design tangible solutions to real world problems!

 PLTW Engineering is more than just another high school engineering program. It is about applying engineering, science, math, and technology to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-world context. Students focus on the process of defining and solving a problem, not on getting the "right" answer. They learn how to apply STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to make the world a better place through innovation.

 In PLTW Engineering, students engage in open-ended problem solving, learn and apply the engineering design process, and use the same industry-leading technology and software as are used in the world’s top companies. Students investigate topics such as aerodynamics and astronautics, biological engineering and sustainability, and digital electronics and circuit design, which gives them an opportunity to learn about different engineering disciplines before beginning post-secondary education or careers.

Schools offer a minimum of three courses by the end of the third year of implementation: Introduction to Engineering Design (9th Grade), Principles Of Engineering (10th grade), and any specialization course (11th grade) or the capstone course (12 Grade). 

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