Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished District is a "STEM initiative" recognition that honors districts committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, St. Therese had to have 20 percent or more of its students in each grade, K-8, participate in a PLTW program.
All St. Therese students participated in a PLTW program since 2015.
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.
“It is a great honor to recognize St. Therese 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.”
Doing our part
St. Therese 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.