PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S. Grandview Middle School also earned the PLTW Distinguished School honor for a second year in a row.
The PLTW Distinguished District recognition honors districts committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, Grandview C-4 had to have had 20 percent or more of its students in each grade, K-12, participate in a PLTW program during the 2017-18 school year.
Through PLTW programs, students develop in-demand knowledge and skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. As PLTW students progress through grades PreK-12, they are empowered to engage in problem-solving and process thinking, develop technical knowledge and skills, build communication skills, and explore career opportunities.
The district offers PLTW Launch (K-5), PLTW Gateway (6-8), and PLTW [Computer Science, Engineering, and/or Biomedical Science.
“It is a great honor to recognize Grandview C-4 for its commitment to students,” said Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “These are leaders in 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.”
The Grandview C-4 School District is 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. For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit pltw.org/our-programs/program-recognition.