Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses were developed in the 90's and introduced in a handful of schools in upstate New York. In 13 years PLTW has grown from being offered in 6 schools in NY to more than 4,000 schools and is in every state in the nation.
PLTW courses are designed to expose students to Engineering and allow students to earn Transcripted university credit from MSOE. These credits will transfer to most other universities and colleges throughout the United States (see the website University-Partners).
PLTW is a national curriculum that has been developed in an effort to help fill the increasing demand for engineers in the United States. The US has experienced a shortage of engineers since the 80's and that shortage has continued to increase rather than decrease. Estimates place the shortage of engineers around 1,000,000.
PLTW courses allow our students to be trained with state of the art equipment and curriculum that represents today's manufacturing and industry standards. It is relevant and rigorous and it is preparing students for well paying, needed, and satisfying jobs in all areas of the job market now and in the future.
Stevens Point Area Senior High currently offers the following Project Lead The Way courses:
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) is available to students in 9th grade at both Ben and PJ's.
In 2010-2015, any student taking PLTW classes and receiving a passing score on the final exam can receive 3 Transcripted quarter credits from Milwaukee School of Engineering(MSOE).
Helpful Project Lead The Way websites: