“It’s almost impossible to put it into words how much Project Lead The Way has contributed to who I am and who I want to be. It showed me all the opportunities there are out there and how if you want something, you make it happen.”
– PLTW Student
20 Years, millions of students, tens of thousands of teachers, and this is only the beginning. Our programs provide a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S.
Research demonstrates that PLTW students outperform their peers in school, are better prepared for post-secondary studies, and are more likely to consider careers as scientists, technology experts, engineers, mathematicians, healthcare providers, and researchers compared to their non-PLTW peers. Students find PLTW programs relevant, inspiring, engaging, and foundational to their future success.
“We can experiment and see how things work – look at it from different angles.”
- PLTW Launch student
PLTW Launch (PreK-5) taps into students’ exploratory nature, engages them in learning that feels like play, and encourages them to keep discovering – now and for years to come. Whether designing a car safety belt or building digital animations, students engage in critical and creative thinking, build teamwork skills, and learn to try and try again when faced with challenges.
“PLTW has made me think of goals that I never would have even thought of in the first place and given me the confidence to pursue them.”
- PLTW Gateway student
PLTW Gateway (6-8) sparks a joy of discovery and illuminates the range of paths students can look forward to in high school and beyond. Students apply knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines. By tackling challenges like designing a therapeutic toy for a child with cerebral palsy, creating their own app, or solving a medical mystery, students are empowered to make a real-world impact.
“PLTW really gave me that insight into, ‘Here’s a job path for you; here’s how to get there.’ PLTW showed me that path that I had no basis for before.”
- PLTW Computer Science and Engineering student
Our high school (9-12) programs include:
Immerse yourself in our classroom experience by visiting a PLTW school near you! Visit the School Locator on pltw.org to find PLTW programs in your area and make connections, collaborate, and share best practices.