Posted: May 22, 2024 7:27 AMUpdated: May 22, 2024 7:30 AM

Tri County Tech Receives National Recognition from Project Lead The Way

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Tom Davis
Tri County Tech announced today that it has been recognized as a 2023-24 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. It is one of just a few hundred schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW Computer Science, Biomedical Science, and Engineering. PLTW is a national nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in over 12,200 schools across the U.S., aiming to make every student in every grade STEM successful.
“Innovation isn't just a buzzword here; it's the ethos of our educators, driving transformative learning at every turn,” said Tri County Tech Superintendent Dr. Tammie Strobel. “I’m so proud of the hard work and creativity our instructors put into our STEM-related 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, Tri County Tech had to meet multiple criteria in the 2023-24 school year, such as the number of PLTW courses available to students, percent of students enrolled in PLTW, percentage of students taking more than one PLTW course, and efforts to ensure equitable access to PLTW courses. 
"We are honored to recognize Tri County Tech for their commitment to providing students with exceptional educational experiences while ensuring equitable access to PLTW programs,” said Dr. David Dimmett, PLTW President and CEO. "We congratulate them on this achievement and celebrate their dedication to empowering students with the knowledge and skills to succeed, not only in STEM subjects but also in preparing them for future careers and life outside of the classroom."
PLTW high school programs prepare today’s students for the careers of tomorrow by not only incorporating STEMskills into their learning but also building students’ collaboration, teamwork, and communication skills so they can be ready for whatever path they take. 
Tri County Tech is part of a community comprised of PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a commitment to providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities. 
For more information about PLTW’s Distinguished Program Recognition, visit

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