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Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch


GRADES SERVED: Grades 3 -5


  • Allenwood Elementary School 
  • Hillcrest Heights Elementary School


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

WEBSITE: Career and Technical Education


TRANSPORTATION: In-boundary students only


Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch is a program that believes that all students --  beginning at a young age -- need access to real-world, applied learning experiences that empower them to gain the skills they need to thrive as they move throughout their school journey. This program provides hands-on, minds-on learning opportunities from grade three through grade five. PLTW Launch taps into students’ exploratory nature, engages them in learning that feels like play, and encourages them to keep discovering. Students engage in 28 interdisciplinary modules to bring learning to life. PLTW Launch empowers students to adopt a design-thinking mindset through compelling activities,projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the world around them. As students engage in hands-on activities in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, they become creative problem-solvers ready to take on any challenge.

Program Features

  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch offers an opportunity for students to engage in a range of hands-on, STEM activities at an early age. 
  • PLTW offers all teacher and student resources in English and Spanish.
  • STEM concepts taught in the course supports student learning in core subjects through application, especially in mathematics and science.

Choose this program if your child...

  • Is curious.
  • Is creative.
  • Is willing to learn through discovery.
  • Likes to work in teams.


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 for the upcoming school year.