FHSD High Schools Recognized as “PLTW Distinguished Schools” for 2018-19

Posted on 03/19/2019
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The Francis Howell School District is proud to announce that Francis Howell High School, Francis Howell Central High School, and Francis Howell North High School have all been named Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished Schools for 2018-2019. The three FHSD high schools are among only 12 high schools in Missouri to receive this Distinction for 2018-2019, and among only 50 high schools in the nation to be recognized for two consecutive years.

“Our teachers, students, leaders, and parents have worked diligently to build our PLTW program,” said FHSD Director of Secondary Education Dr. Luke Lammers. “Offering and expanding several PLTW programs and seeing high levels of student success reflects the District’s commitment to college and career readiness. Preparing students for the modern economy is important work. It’s nice to see that work recognized.”

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for more than 10,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states. The program empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning.

The PLTW Distinguished School recognition is based on the number of PLTW curricular offerings available to students, the number of students engaged in PLTW, and student success in their PLTW coursework. “It is a great honor to recognize these schools and districts for their commitment to students,” said Vince Bertram, president and CEO of PLTW. “These are the leaders in what education should look like, and they should be very proud of ensuring students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose.”

PLTW’s recognition program is designed to honor districts and schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. The schools and districts recognized are empowering students to thrive in an evolving world and have achieved exemplary results from their PLTW programs.

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