About Radnor High School's PLTW program.What exactly is Project Lead The Way?Project Lead The Way (PLTW) prepares students to be the most innovative and productive leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and to make meaningful, pioneering contributions to our world. PLTW partners with middle schools and high schools to provide a rigorous, relevant STEM education. Through an engaging, hands-on curriculum, PLTW encourages the development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, creative and innovative reasoning, and a love of learning.The PLTW middle and high school STEM education programs give students a brighter future by providing them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success in STEM-related fields. STEM education is at the heart of todays high-tech, high-skill global economy. For America to remain economically competitive, our next generation of leaders must develop the critical-reasoning and problem-solving skills that will help make them the most productive in the world. PLTW sparks the ingenuity, creativity, and innovation within all of our students.-www.pltw.org
What is the history of the program at RHS?Our program began in fall of 2005 and started with 90 students enrolled in Introduction to Engineering & Design and Principles Of Engineering. These courses replaced and expanded our previously offered Engineering course. Starting in the fall of 2006 we added the Civil Engineering & Architecture and in fall of 2007 we began to offer Aerospace Engineering. Today's program has grown to 225+ students in the various courses and we hope to add more course offerings in the coming years.