Jeffersonville High School has received national recognition, being named a Project Lead The Way Distinguished School. The school is one of just 143 high schools in the nation to receive this honor.
“Jeffersonville High School offers critical STEM curriculum needed for today’s jobs, including engineering, computer science and biomedical science, which are all part of the school’s Project Lead The Way program,” said Julie Straight, Academy Coordinator for Greater Clark County Schools. “Students in those programs develop STEM knowledge as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they choose.”
The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, JHS had to meet the following criteria:
- Offer and had students enrolled in at least three PLTW courses;
- Had 25 percent of students or more participate in PLTW courses, or of those who participated in PLTW, at least 33 percent took two or more PLTW courses;
- Had 95 percent of students take the End-of-Course (EoC) assessments;
- Had strategies and procedures in place that support reasonably proportional representation with regard to race, ethnicity, poverty, gender and can support such claims with relevant data.
“It is a great honor to recognize Jeffersonville High School for their commitment to providing students with an excellent educational experience,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They should be very proud of their work to ensure students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose.”
For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit pltw.org/our-programs/program-recognition.
About PLTW Courses:
PLTW Computer Science
The PLTW Computer Science interdisciplinary courses engage students in compelling, real-world computer science challenges. As students work together to design solutions, they learn more than just how to code, developing computational thinking and communication skills for our increasingly technology-based economy.
PLTW Biomedical Science
PLTW Biomedical Science introduces high school students to medicine and human body systems, as well as the wide array of biomedical science careers. Throughout the program, students take on the same real-world challenges as biomedical science professionals, preparing them for careers in medical and health-related fields.
PLTW Engineering empowers high school students to step into the role of an engineer and adopt a problem-solving mindset. Students engage in collaborative, real-life activities like working with a client to design a home, programming electronic devices or robotic arms, and exploring algae as a biofuel source.