Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S., has recognized Montour School District as a PLTW Distinguished District. Montour is the only district in Pennsylvania and one of just over 30 PLTW districts across the country to receive this recognition. The PLTW recognition program is designed to honor districts and schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs.
The PLTW Distinguished District recognition is a one-year designation that emphasizes K-12 student engagement. To receive the designation, a district must have had 20 percent or more of the students in each grade, K-12, participate in a PLTW program during the previous school year.
“We are honored to be recognized as the only Distinguished School District in Pennsylvania. We are proud to be implementing PLTW programming with a high level of fidelity in all of our schools,” said Dr. Christopher Stone, Superintendent, Montour School District.
In addition, Montour High School has been recognized as a PLTW Distinguished School. The PLTW Distinguished School recognition is for PLTW Launch (K-5), PLTW Gateway (6-8), and High School programs (9-12), and 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.”