Project Lead the Way (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.

Brooklyn STEM Academy, Centerton Elementary, Green Township Elementary, Paragon Elementary, Poston Road Elementary, South Elementary School of Communications, and Bell Intermediate Academy were named Distinguished Launch programs.

PLTW Launch (PreK-5) taps into students’ exploratory nature, engages them in learning that feels like play, and encourages them to keep discovering – now and for any future they choose.

To be eligible for this recognition, each of the above schools had to offer and have students enrolled in at least one PLTW Launch module in each grade (K-5) during the 2021-22 school year. In addition, at least 75 percent of students in each school must have participated in at least one PLTW Launch module during the school year.

Martinsville High School was named a PLTW Distinguished High School by fulfilling these requirements:

During the 2021-22 school year …

  • MHS offered, and had students enrolled, in at least three PLTW High School courses from any pathway.
  • At least 25 percent of students participated in PLTW High School courses from any pathway during the school year OR at least 33 percent of those students who participated during the 2021-22 school year took at least two PLTW courses during their tenure at MHS.
  • MHS has strategies and/or procedures in place to support reasonably proportional representation within your PLTW program with regard to race, ethnicity, poverty, gender, etc.

Congratulations to all those at the MSD of Martinsville whose dedication and efforts contributed to this recognition!