PLTW's 2012-13 Numbers Show Unprecedented Growth
INDIANAPOLIS (October 15, 2012) - Project Lead The Way has released the official 2012-13 school year registration numbers. The data show a nearly 20-percent increase in the number of schools offering Project Lead The Way courses to America’s students, further re-affirming that Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is America’s largest and leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs for middle and high school students.
For the 2012-13 school year, PLTW added an additional 1,004 new programs and 747 new schools. These new schools and programs bring the total number of PLTW programs to 5,211. The total number of middle and high schools offering PLTW to their students is now 4,782. These numbers are higher than any experienced in PLTW’s history.
Programs refer to PLTW’s three middle and high school curricular offerings: the high school engineering curriculum, Pathway To Engineering (PTE); the high school Biomedical Sciences (BMS) program; and the middle school STEM curriculum, Gateway To Technology (GTT).
“The growth that Project Lead The Way is experiencing is outstanding, yet it’s not surprising,” said President and CEO Vince Bertram. “America is facing a crisis. Education must prepare students for the global economy by equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the projected job growth in STEM-related fields. Project Lead The Way is the solution to this problem, and it works. We commend school and district leaders for making the choice to implement Project Lead The Way in their schools.”