Glenbrook South High School has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to learning opportunities for students through its PLTW program (Computer Science, Biomedical Science, Engineering).
It is one of just four high schools in the state and 64 in the U.S. to receive this honor.
The distinction recognizes the school’s program for increasing student access, engagement and achievement. It is the second year that GBS has received this recognition.
The honor recognizes that GBS offers three or more courses in PLTW, 25 percent of students take one or more courses or 33 percent take two or more PLTW classes over their high school career and that 70 percent of students earn a proficient score or higher on end-of-course assessments.
Through PLTW programs, students develop STEM knowledge as well as in-demand skills that they will use both in school and in their careers.
“I'm very proud of the work our teachers have done, including the extensive outreach and partnerships in offering workshops for middle school students led by our engineering students,” said Dawn Hall, Instructional Supervisor, Career and Technical Education.
PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S. Through PLTW, GBS is part of a community of PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners united around providing students with learning opportunities in pre-engineering areas.