Harry S Truman High School receives national recognition from Project Lead The Way

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Harry S. Truman High School’s Project Lead the Way teachers

Harry S Truman High School announced today that it has been recognized as a 2023-24 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. It is one of just a few hundred high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW Biomedical Science, Computer Science and Engineering. PLTW is a national nonprofit organization that serves millions of Pre-K-12 students and teachers in over 12,200 schools across the U.S., aiming to make every student in every grade STEM successful.

“We have a team of hardworking and dedicated staff who made this award possible,” said Cosmo Di Liegro, department chair for business, engineering and technology. “The distinguished designation has been a long time in the making, but we aren’t stopping there. Our goal is to next achieve the Distinguished District award.”

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, Harry S Truman H.S. had to meet multiple criteria in the 2022-23 school year such as the number of PLTW courses available to students, the percentage of students enrolled in PLTW, the percentage of students taking more than one PLTW course, and efforts to ensure equitable access to PLTW courses.

“We are honored to recognize Harry S Truman H.S. for their commitment to providing students with exceptional educational experiences while ensuring equitable access to PLTW programs,” said Dr. David Dimmett, PLTW president and CEO. “We congratulate them on this achievement and celebrate their dedication to empowering students with the knowledge and skills to succeed, not only in STEM subjects but also in preparing them for future careers and life outside of the classroom.”

PLTW high school programs prepare today’s students for the careers of tomorrow, by not only incorporating STEM skills into their learning but building students’ collaboration, teamwork and communication skills so they can be ready for whatever path they take.

Harry S Truman H.S. is part of a community comprised of Pre-K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a commitment to providing students with inspiring, engaging and empowering learning opportunities.