Fortville, McCordsville, and Mt. Comfort Elementary have been recognized as Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished Schools for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch. They are 3 of just 404 elementary schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.
Project Lead The Way is a mission-driven organization that is transforming the learning experience for millions of PreK-12 students and thousands of 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.
MVCSC wants to congratulate all three Mt. Vernon elementary schools on this achievement. These schools “are empowering students to thrive in an evolving world and achieving exemplary results from their Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch programs.”
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, McCordsville, Mt. Comfort, and Fortville Elementary Schools had to offer at least two PLTW Launch modules at each grade level and have more than 75 percent of the student body participating during the 2018-19 school year
Studies show that students decide as early as elementary school whether they like, and think they are good at, math and science. Whether designing a car safety belt or building digital animations based on their own short stories, PLTW Launch students engage in critical and creative thinking, build teamwork skills, and develop a passion for and confidence in STEM subjects.
“It is a great honor to recognize Fortville, McCordsville, and Mt. Comfort Elementary Schools for their commitment to providing students with an excellent educational experience,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They should be very proud of their work to ensure students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose.”
McCordsville Elementary, Mt. Comfort Elementary and Fortville Elementary School are a part of a community of PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities.
Congratulations to the students and staff of McCordsville Elementary, Mt. Comfort Elementary, and Fortville Elementary!
For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit pltw.org/our-programs/program-recognition.