Glenbrook South has been recognized as a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished School.
GBS began offering PLTW courses in 2013, and now has 276 students participating in the program. PLTW inspires and engages students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and prepares them with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in any career path they choose. GBS currently offers five PTLW courses: Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Civil Engineering Architecture, and Engineering Design and Development.
GBS is one of just 133 high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. To be eligible for the designation, GBS had to meet the following criteria:
- Offer at least three PLTW courses;
- Of those students who have participated in PLTW, at least 33 percent took two or more PLTW courses
- Have 70 percent of students or more earn a proficient score or higher on PLTW end-of-course assessments
“It is a great honor to recognize Glenbrook South 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.”
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. More than 10,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs.