RHS Named Project Lead The Way Distinguished School
June 6, 2019
Radnor High School Named Distinguished School for STEM and Career Learning Program
For the second straight year, Radnor High School has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Computer Science, Biomedical Science and Engineering. It is one of just 64 high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor in 2019.
The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, Radnor High School had to meet the following criteria:
- Offer at least three PLTW courses;
- Have 25 percent of students or more participate in PLTW courses, or of those who participated in PLTW, at least 33 percent took two or more PLTW courses during their high school tenure;
- Have 70 percent of students or more earn a Proficient or higher on PLTW End-of-Course Assessments, or 10 percent of students earn the AP + PLTW Student Achievement.
Through PLTW programs, students develop STEM knowledge as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. Radnor High School currently offers five PLTW courses: Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Aerospace Engineering and Introduction to Computer Science.
“It is a great honor to recognize Radnor High School for their commitment to students,” said Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They are a model for what school should look like, and they should be very proud of ensuring students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose.”
Radnor High School is part of a community of PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country.
Pictured: Radnor High School Introduction to Engineering Design students.