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Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Project Lead the WayEngineering Students Become Tomorrow's Problem Solvers Today

Bishop Mora Salesian High School is thrilled to be able to provide the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering pathway to students beginning in their freshman year.

For students to succeed in the world of computers, mechanical engineering, bio-engineering, robotic engineering, and other fields of engineering, the courses must instruct/train today’s students for the real-world and apply real-world problems for them to work on and solve. Project Lead the Way offers students opportunities in their courses in which they are challenged and develop skills to create, design, explore, think critically and creatively, problem-solve, collaborate and communicate among other things.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that promotes pre-engineering courses for middle and high school students. PLTW is a four-year engineering program that prepares students for the expanding field of engineering, with courses integrating science, technology, engineering, and math. 

Each PLTW Engineering course engages students in interdisciplinary activities like working with a client to design a home, programming electronic devices or robotic arms, or exploring algae as a biofuel source. 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.

Presently, Bishop Mora Salesian High School offers Principles of Engineering and Introduction to Engineering Design, with additional courses set to be added to the curriculum over the next few years.

For more information on Project Lead the Way, visit PLTW Engineering