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Can a high school student fit the PLTW courses into his/her schedule?

Yes. The specific number of periods in the day in a particular school and the arrangement of those periods will influence the way these courses can be scheduled. For example, in a typical school with an 8 period instructional day + lunch, the following plan would work...(More)

Why does PLTW have a math requirement for students enrolled in its program?

By taking the highest level of college preparatory mathematics they are capable of successfully handling in all four years of high school, students will develop a solid background in math skills and concepts, will be prepared to take each level of the PLTW program, be prepared to succeed in the entry level mathematics course in college, avoid regression between high school and college by taking math each year of high school, and will have a solid background for engineering/technology...(More)

What are the benefits of PLTW to students?

Students in the PLTW program will...

  • Receive training in current technology using the latest computer software and equipment in use in industry.
  • Participate in a hands-on, activity oriented program that utilizes team efforts.
  • Have the opportunity to enroll in a sequence of courses covering essential topics in technology (See Our Curriculum).
  • Take courses that will apply and reinforce their study of math and science.
  • Enjoy a challenging program that incorporates and addresses the goal of raising standards of learning.
  • Participate in a program that will allow them to explore a major career path and, if they wish to continue, will prepare them for further education at a two or four year college in the field of engineering, engineering technology or biomedical science.
  • Participate in a program that has developed articulation agreements with a number of colleges who will accept specified courses for credit or advanced placement.
  • Be prepared to pursue a career in technology in a field where a national employment shortage exists and pay scales are among the highest levels for entry level professionals or technicians.
  • (Optional) Have an opportunity to have an internship with a local industry during the summer as a way of helping them determine if this career path is of interest to them
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