Earn Recognition for Your Exemplary PLTW Programs

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PLTW Program Recognition: Honoring Excellent PLTW Districts and Schools

Through PLTW, students learn to adapt and excel while also discovering their potential and the opportunities available to them. This transformative learning experience comes to life in the classroom thanks to the vision and dedication of teachers and administrators.

PLTW’s recognition program is designed to honor districts and schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. We’re excited and privileged to recognize districts and schools that are empowering students to thrive in an evolving world and achieving exemplary results from their PLTW programs. 

District-Level Recognition

Our district-level recognition emphasizes K-12 student engagement. To receive this recognition, a district must have 20 percent of students or more in each K-12 grade participating in a PLTW program. 

School-Level Recognition

PLTW Launch (K-5)

Access: Taught a minimum of two modules per grade and have a minimum of two PLTW Launch Lead Teachers. 

Engagement: 75 percent of students or more participated in a PLTW Launch module.

PLTW Gateway (6-8)

Access: Taught a minimum of one PLTW Gateway unit per grade. 

Engagement: 50 percent of students or more participated in a PLTW Gateway unit, and 25 percent of students advancing to high school participated in two or more units.

High School Programs (9-12) 

Access: Taught a minimum of three PLTW courses. 

Engagement: 25 percent of students or more participated in PLTW courses OR one-third of students or more have taken two or more PLTW courses. 

Achievement: 70 percent of students or more earned a Proficient or higher on End-of-Course (EoC) assessments OR 10 percent of students or more earned the AP + PLTW student recognition.

Distinguished Performance Awards

Each year, we will honor high-performing programs with equity in student participation and close connections with industry partners. All PLTW districts and schools will be considered for these special distinctions.

How to Earn PLTW Recognition

Starting in spring 2017, districts and schools will submit a form providing basic information about their PLTW program to be considered for program recognition. Stay tuned for more details.