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Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering

SQ-engineering-graphics.jpgAT-A-GLANCE

GRADES SERVED: Grades 9 - 12

LOCATIONS: 

  • Charles H. Flowers High School
  • Crossland High School
  • DuVal High School
  • Northwestern High School
  • Oxon Hill High School

PROGRAM INFO:

Department of Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Address: 2215 Chadwick Street, 2nd Floor, Temple Hills, MD 20748
Office Phone: 301-669-6012
Contact Email: darlene.bruton@pgcps.org

WEBSITE: Career and Technical Education

SOCIAL MEDIA: @PGCPSCTE

TRANSPORTATION: In-boundary students only

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering introduces students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering technology. Students engage in problem solving, learn and apply the engineering process, and develop vital teamwork, communication, and critical thinking skills. From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. PLTW Engineering empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. The program’s courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives on any career path they take. Students may earn credit at PLTW-affiliated colleges and universities nationwide. Additionally, students may receive recognition from the partnership between PLTW and the College Board.

Program Features

  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering is a nationally recognized program that is aligned with many of the top engineering colleges and universities. 
  • To ensure that more students have equal access and opportunities to engage and be empowered through the PLTW experience, PLTW offers all teacher and student resources in English and Spanish.
  • PLTW Engineering courses are reviewed and updated every 1-2 years to ensure that information is up-to-date and that the real-world connections are current.

Choose this program if your child...

  • Has an interest in engineering. 
  • Is creative and innovative.
  • Pays attention to Detail.
  • Is interested in developing strong math and science reasoning skills.
  • Is a logical thinker.
  • Likes working in a team environment.

APPLICATION INFO

Who can apply

In-boundary students only (Students must live in the school’s attendance zone.)

When to apply

  • Parents should contact their professional school counselor in March - June prior to their child’s freshman year.
  • The application window is open from November 15, 2020, to January 15, 2021.

Apply to the CTE Program