The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics instructional program that engages student activities-, projects-, and problem-based (APB) learning that helps students understand how the knowledge and skills they develop in the classroom may be applied in everyday life. The APB approach scaffolds student learning through structured activities and projects that empower students to become independent in the classroom and help them build skill sets to apply to an open-ended design problem.This approach provides students with unique opportunities to work collaboratively, identify problems, apply what they know, persevere through challenges, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning.PLTW Pathway to Engineering (PTE) is a four-year elective course of study.The PLTW courses meet graduation requirements for 21st Century Life and Careers or Career-Technical Education.
End of Course (EoC) AssessmentsEoC assessments are online exams given at the end of PLTW high school courses1. EoCs serve as an indicator of a student’s overall achievement in the course using a common standard for high school students nationwide.PLTW's assessment and curriculum experts collaborate with PLTW pilot teachers and use industry best practices to develop and test EoC assessments. We validate new EoCs through a multi-year process to ensure the accuracy of the assessments, and we continuously update them to ensure validity and reliability. This excludes capstone courses, which provide portfolio-based opportunities for assessments.** Teachers schedule these assessments near the end of the school year- please contact your child’s teacher if you need more information.
College credit for PLTW courses available from various colleges and universities.PLTW students have exclusive access to a variety of recognition opportunities including scholarships, preferred admission at colleges and universities, internships, industry connections, and other avenues to highlight their achievements.
- College/university opportunities: Colleges and universities across the U.S. recognize and reward PLTW students for their great work. These postsecondary institutions recognize PLTW students with scholarships, admissions preference, course credit, and more. Learn More
Rowan UniversityStudents who attend Rowan University in one of the engineering majors may receive course credit for two freshman year courses- Freshman Engineering Clinic I and Freshman Engineering Clinic II.The student must achieve an average stanine score of 5.5 and no score lower than 4.0 on the Project Lead the Way end-of-course exam for each course. The student must be accepted into one of the Rowan University engineering programs. Students interested in receiving credit for these two courses should contact the PLTW Affiliate Director (Dr. Cleary) during orientation in the summer prior to their freshman year at Rowan.
Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.)
Get a head start on your college career and add prestige to your admissions applications by receiving college credits from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). These are transcripted credits and are eligible to be transferred to other universities. One of the most important benefits of having RIT credit is that, during the college application process, admissions officers look favorably on a student who has already completed college-level courses. See the link below for specific dates and courses eligible.