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Celebrating Districts and Schools Committed to Unlocking Student Potential Through PLTW Programs

PLTW empowers millions of students across the U.S. to unlock their potential by developing the in-demand, real-world knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in life beyond the classroom.

PLTW Distinguished Program Recognition celebrates districts and schools committed to helping students own their education by increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs.

The nomination portal is now closed. Announcements coming soon.

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PLTW Launch Program (K-5)

During the 2022-23 school year ...

  • Your school offered, and had students enrolled in, at least one PLTW Launch module in each grade (K-5) during the 2022-23 school year.
  • At least 75 percent of students in your school participated in at least one PLTW Launch module during the 2022-23 school year
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PLTW Gateway Program (6-8)

During the 2022-23 school year ...

  • Your school offered, and had students enrolled in, at least one PLTW Gateway unit in each grade (6-8) during the 2022-23 school year.
  • At least 50 percent of students in your school participated in a PLTW Gateway unit during the 2022-23 school year.
  • At least 25 percent of students who participated in a PLTW Gateway unit during the 2022-23 school year also participated in at least one other PLTW Gateway unit during the 2022-23 school year or earlier (two or more units total).
  • Your school has strategies and/or procedures in place to support reasonably proportional representation within your PLTW program with regards to race, ethnicity, poverty, gender, etc. (see page 6 of the FAQ document for details on how this is evaluated).
PLTW High School Students

High School Program (9-12)

During the 2022-23 school year ...

  • Your school offered, and had students enrolled, in at least three PLTW High School courses from any pathway during the 2022-23 school year.
  • At least 25 percent of students in your school participated in PLTW High School courses from any pathway during the 2022-23 school year OR at least 33 percent of those students who participated during the 2022-23 school year also took at least one other PLTW course during the 2022-23 school year or earlier (two or more courses total).
  • Your school has strategies and/or procedures in place to support reasonably proportional representation within your PLTW program with regards to race, ethnicity, poverty, gender, etc. (see page 6 of the FAQ document for details on how this is evaluated).

PLTW Distinguished District

During the 2022-23 school year ...

At least 20 percent of students in each grade, K-12, participated in a PLTW program during the 2022-23 school year OR each school within the district meets that PLTW Distinguished School Program criteria for the 2022-23 school year.

Please Note: For the purpose of this recognition, we define “district” as all K-12 schools in a school system comprised of two or more individual schools.

Have questions about the PLTW Distinguished Program Recognition?

We’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to share more about the PLTW Distinguished Program Recognition and information to help you complete the eligibility form.

 

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Congratulations to 2022-23 Program Recognition Winners

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A 2 STEAM @ Northside Michigan
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A. I. Root Middle School MCCC Ohio
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Abbot Elementary Michigan
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Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Indiana
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Ac Prep Elementary Missouri
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Academy for Academic Enhancement Elementary Texas
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Academy of Information Technology and Engineering Connecticut
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Accompsett Elementary School New York
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Accompsett Middle School New York
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ACES at Chase Connecticut
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Adams Central Elementary School Indiana
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Adams Elementary School Iowa
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Adlai E. Stevenson High School Illinois
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Aero/Hydrospace Engineering Magnet School at Fairchild Wheeler Campus Connecticut
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Affton High School Missouri
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Affton School District Missouri
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African-Centered College Preparatory Academy Missouri
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Akron Elementary School Indiana
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Alamogordo High School New Mexico
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Alexander Doniphan Elementary School Missouri
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Alexander Hamilton Elementary School Indiana
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Algonquin Road School Illinois
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Alkali Creek Elementary School Montana
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Allen Elementary Michigan
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Amelia Earhart Elementary School Kansas
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Anderson Districts 1 And 2 Career And Tech Center South Carolina
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Anderson Institute of Technology South Carolina
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Angell Elementary Michigan
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Ann Arbor Open School Michigan
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Ann Arbor Open School Michigan
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Ann Arbor Public Schools Michigan
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Ann Arbor STEAM at Northside Michigan
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Anna High School Texas
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Antelope High School California
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Antioch Middle School Missouri
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Antioch Upper Grade School Illinois
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Apollo Elementary (K-4) School Kansas
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Apple Creek Elementary School Oklahoma
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Aquinas High School California
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Arlie F. Hutchinson Middle School California
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Arlington High School California
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Arrowhead Elementary School Montana
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Arrowhead High School Wisconsin
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Ashley Ridge High School South Carolina
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Aurora Elementary School Indiana
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Avon Grove Charter School State Road Pennsylvania
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Avon Grove Charter School State Road Pennsylvania
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Avon Grove Early Learning Center at Kemblesville Pennsylvania
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B. Banneker Elementary School Missouri
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Bach Elementary School Michigan
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Bailey Station Elementary School Tennessee
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Baldwin Elementary Virginia
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Bancroft-Rosalie Elementary School Nebraska
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Bancroft-Rosalie Secondary School Nebraska
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Barren County High School Kentucky
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Barron Collier High School Florida
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Bartlesville High School Oklahoma
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Bartlesville Public Schools Oklahoma
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Battell Elementary School Indiana
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Battlefield High School Virginia
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Baystate Academy Charter Public School Massachusetts
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Beartooth Elementary School Montana
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Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering Oregon
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Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering Oregon
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Beiger Elementary School Indiana
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Bell Graham Elementary School Illinois
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Bell Intermediate Academy Indiana
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Belle Heth Elementary School Virginia
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Belleville Elementary School Wisconsin
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Belleville Middle School Wisconsin
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Ben Franklin Elementary School Wisconsin
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Ben Franklin Middle School Indiana
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Bench Elementary School Montana
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Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School Massachusetts
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Bentonville High School Arkansas
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Berea Midpark High School - Polaris Ohio
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Bessemer Elementary School Colorado
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Big Sky Elementary School Montana
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Bitterroot Elementary School Montana
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Blackmore Elementary School Kansas
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Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical Hi Massachusetts
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Blaine High School Minnesota
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Blue Grass Elementary School Iowa
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Border Star Montessori Missouri
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Boulder Elementary School Montana
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BP STEM Academy California
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Briarwood Elementary School Oklahoma
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Bridges Preparatory School South Carolina
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Bridges Preparatory School South Carolina
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Brittany Hill Middle School Missouri
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Broadalbin-Perth Elementary School New York
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Broadmoore Elementary School Oklahoma
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Broadwater Elementary School Montana
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Brooke Middle School West Virginia
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Brooklyn High School Ohio
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Brooklyn Middle School Ohio
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Brooklyn STEM Academy Indiana
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Brooks Middle School Illinois
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Brother Rice High School Illinois
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Brownsburg High School Indiana
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Brunswick High School - Medina County Career Center Ohio
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Bryant Elementary School Michigan
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Bryant Elementary School Oklahoma
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Buchanan Elementary School Iowa
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Buffalo Elementary School Iowa
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Buist Academy South Carolina
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Bullard High California
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Burlington Elementary School Montana
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Burns Park Elementary School Michigan
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Burnside Elementary School Kentucky
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Byng Elementary School Oklahoma
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Byng Francis Elementary School Oklahoma
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Caddo Kiowa Technology Center Oklahoma
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Caln Elementary School Pennsylvania
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Camdenton Middle School Missouri
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Camp Ernst Middle School Kentucky
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Campo Verde High School Arizona
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Canterbury Elementary School Illinois
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Captain John L Chapin High School Texas
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Carolina Forest High School South Carolina
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Carpenter Elementary School Michigan
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Carrboro High School North Carolina
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Carthage 6th Grade Center Missouri
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Carver Elementary School Missouri
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Caston Elementary School Indiana
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Catherine M Mcnamara Elementary School New York
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Catholic Memorial High School Wisconsin
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Cedar Heights Middle School Washington
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Cedar Ridge Elementary School Oklahoma
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Cedar Ridge High School Texas
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Center Street Elementary School California
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Center Street School New York
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Centerton Elementary School Indiana
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Central Elementary School Oklahoma
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Central Elementary School Indiana
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Central Florida Preparatory School Florida
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Central Heights School Montana
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Central High School North Dakota
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Central Middle School Oklahoma
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Central Technology Center School District No 3 Oklahoma
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Cesar Chavez Elementary School Texas
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Challenger Intermediate (5-6) School Kansas
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Challenger Intermediate School 5-6 Kansas
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Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School Ohio
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Chapel Hill High School North Carolina
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Chapel Lakes Elementary School Missouri
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Chapman Heights Elementary School California
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Charles Herbert Flowers High School Maryland
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Charles W Baker High School New York
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Charleston Charter School for Math and Science South Carolina
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Charleston Charter School for Math and Science South Carolina
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Charlotte Engineering Early College North Carolina
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Cherokee High School New Jersey
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Christian Academy English Station Kentucky
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Claggett Middle School MCCC Ohio
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Clague Middle School Michigan
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Clark Davidson Elementary (K-4) School Kansas
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Clarksville Elementary Arkansas
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Clay Elementary School Iowa
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Claypool Elementary School Indiana
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Clear Creek Elementary School Iowa
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Clear Lake High School Texas
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Clear Lake Middle School Iowa
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Clearwater Elementary West Kansas
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Clearwater Intermediate Middle School Kansas
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Clewiston Christian School Florida
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Clinton Young Elementary School Indiana
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Cobalt Institute of Math and Science Academy California
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Cobalt Institute of Math and Science Academy California
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Comfort Elementary School Texas
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Community High School Michigan
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Concord East Side Elem School Indiana
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Concord Ox Bow Elementary School Indiana
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Concord South Side Elementary School Indiana
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Concord West Side Elementary School Indiana
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Cooks Corners Elementary School Indiana
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Coon Rapids High School Minnesota
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Cooper Elementary School Kansas
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Coral Academy of Science Reno MS Campus Nevada
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Cordill-Mason Elementary School Missouri
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Cornerstone Charter Academy Florida
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Cornerstone Charter Academy Florida
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Cornerstone Charter Academy Florida
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Cornerstone Christian Academy Texas
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Corona High School California
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Corrales International School New Mexico
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Corron Elementary School Illinois
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Country Dale Elementary School Wisconsin
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Coventry Elementary School Illinois
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Covington Catholic High School Kentucky
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Crescent Elementary California
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Crossland High School Maryland
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Crownpoint High School New Mexico
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Cumberland Regional High School New Jersey
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Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Ohio
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Daniel Young Elementary School Missouri
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Darnaby Elementary School Oklahoma
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Deanna Davenport Elementary School Texas
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Deerfield Elementary School Indiana
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Delta Woods Middle School Missouri
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Denton Avenue School New York
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Derby Hills Elementary School Kansas
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Design39Campus California
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Diamond Hill Elementary School Texas
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Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School Texas
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Dicken Elementary School Michigan
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Discovery Intermediate School Kansas
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Discovery Middle School Missouri
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District for Owensboro Community and Technical College Kentucky
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Dobbs Elementary School Missouri
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Dodgeland Elementary School Wisconsin
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Dogwood Elementary School New York
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Dora Romero Elementary School Texas
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Douglas MacArthur Elementary School Indiana
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DuVal High School Maryland
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Eagle Cliffs Elementary School Montana
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Early Learning Center at George Earl Elementary School Indiana
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Earlywine Elementary School Oklahoma
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East Chapel Hill High School North Carolina
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East Cooper Center for Advanced Studies South Carolina
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East Fallowfield Elementary School Pennsylvania
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East Farms STEAM Magnet School Washington
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East Garfield Elementary School Ohio
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East Moline Public Schools District #37 Illinois
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Eastern Pulaski Elementary School Indiana
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Eastgate 6th Grade Center Missouri
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Eastlake Elementary School Oklahoma
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Eastside High School California
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Eastview Elementary School Ohio
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Eberwhite Elementary School Michigan
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Edgewood Middle School Indiana
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Edison High School California
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Edison School of Innovation Arizona
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Edwards Elementary School Colorado
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Eisenhower Elementary School Iowa
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El Paso Elementary School Kansas
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Elizabeth G. Lyons Elementary School Massachusetts
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Elkhorn Area Middle School Wisconsin
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Elmont Elementary School Kansas
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Elmwood High School Ohio
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Elmwood Middle School Ohio
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Eman Schools Indiana
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Emerson Elementary School Oklahoma
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Emmons Elementary School Indiana
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Ernie Pyle Elementary School Indiana
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Ervin Elementary School Missouri
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Eureka High School Missouri
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Explorer Elementary School Kansas
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F. Willard Crichfield Elementary School Indiana
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Fairview Elementary School Oklahoma
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Fairview High School Ohio
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Fairview Mayer Middle Ohio
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Fairview School Wisconsin
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Fairview South School Illinois
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Farmington High School MO Missouri
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Fegely Middle School Indiana
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Ferson Creek Elementary School Illinois
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Fillmore Elementary School Iowa
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Firelands Middle School Ohio
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Fisher Elementary School Oklahoma
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Fishers High School Indiana
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Fletcher Drive Elementary School California
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Flint Lake Elementary School Indiana
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Foreign Language Academy Missouri
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Forest Heights STEM Academy Arkansas
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Forest Heights STEM Academy Arkansas
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Forest Park Middle School Wisconsin
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Forsythe Middle School Michigan
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Fort Walton Beach High School Florida
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Fort Zumwalt East High Missouri
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Fort Zumwalt North High Missouri
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Fort Zumwalt South High Missouri
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Fort Zumwalt West High Missouri
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Fortville Elementary School Indiana
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Four Mile Elementary School Iowa
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Fox River Grove Middle School Illinois
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Fox Valley Lutheran High School Wisconsin
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Francis Howell Central High School Missouri
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Francis Howell High School Missouri
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Francis Howell North High School Missouri
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Francis Tuttle Pre Engineering Academy Oklahoma
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Franklin Elementary Iowa
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Franklin High School Wisconsin
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Franklin School of Innovation Colorado
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Franklin Smith Elementary School Missouri
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Frazier Middle School Pennsylvania
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Fred J. Hums Elementary School Indiana
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Frederick County Career and Technology Center Maryland
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Friendswood High School Texas
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Frontier High School California
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Frontier STEM High School Missouri
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Fulton & Alsbury Academy of Arts and Engineering California
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Gar-Field High Virginia
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Garcia Elementary School Missouri
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Gardenhill Elementary California
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Garfield Elementary School Iowa
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Garfield Elementary School Missouri
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Garfield Middle School New Mexico
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Gateway 6th Grade Center Missouri
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Gateway Academy to Innovation & Technology Kentucky
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George Melcher Elementary School Missouri
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George S Mickelson Middle School South Dakota
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George Washington Carver 87 Indiana
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Glacier Ridge Elementary School Illinois
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Gladstone Elementary School Missouri
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Glenbrook South High School Illinois
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Glenns Valley Elementary School Indiana
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Glenpool Elementary School Oklahoma
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Gobles Elementary School
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Gobles Middle/High School Michigan
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Gobles Middle/High School Michigan
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Goddard High School Kansas
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Gotsch Intermediate School Missouri
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Grafton High School Wisconsin
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Graham Middle School Ohio
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Grain Valley High School Missouri
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Grain Valley North Middle School Missouri
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Grain Valley South Middle School Missouri
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Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute Texas