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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. 

PLTW Distinguished District

The PLTW Distinguished District recognition is a one-year designation that emphasizes K-12 student engagement. To receive the 2017-18 designation, a district must have had 20 percent or more of the students in each grade, K-12, participate in a PLTW program during the 2016-17 school year. 

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PLTW Distinguished School

PLTW Launch (K-5)

Access: Offered a minimum of two modules per grade level in the school AND had a minimum of two PLTW Launch Lead Teachers.  

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

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PLTW Gateway (6-8)

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

Engagement: Had 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.

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High School Programs (9-12) 

Access: Offered a minimum of three PLTW courses from any pathway.

Engagement: Had 25 percent of students or more participated in PLTW courses OR of those who participated, 33 percent or more take two or more PLTW courses during their high school tenure. 

Achievement: Had 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 Achievement.

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PLTW Distinguished Districts and Schools

Each year, PLTW will recognize districts and schools that are empowering students to thrive in an evolving world and achieving exemplary results from their PLTW programs. For the PLTW Program Recognition 2017-18, districts and schools can submit the form from Nov. 10-Dec. 22, 2017. PLTW will announce designation recipients in February 2018.

How to Earn PLTW Recognition

In order to receive the PLTW Distinguished District or School designation, districts and schools will need to complete a form to validate their eligibility. Learn more about the PLTW Program Recognition to see if your district or school is eligible for the designation.

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