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Memorial High and Spring Woods High Schools Recognized as Project Lead The Way Distinguished Schools


Memorial High School and Spring Woods High School are recipients of the prestigious Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School recognition.

The honor celebrates the schools’ dedication to providing students with powerful learning experiences in Computer Science, Biomedical Science, and Engineering.

Project Lead The Way is a national nonprofit organization committed to ensuring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) success for every student in every grade. Memorial and Spring Woods join the ranks of just a few hundred high schools across the United States recognized for their commitment to student access, engagement, and achievement in PLTW programs.

Congratulations to the exceptional educators who have played a role in achieving this milestone:

Their tireless efforts and commitment have been instrumental in empowering students for success in STEM disciplines.

Christina Rice-Imumwen, SBISD Director of Career and Technical Education, expressed her excitement, stating, “We are thrilled to see our educators and schools recognized for their work in engaging students in these critical STEM areas.”

To earn the PLTW Distinguished School designation, both schools met rigorous criteria during the academic year. These included the availability of PLTW courses, student enrollment rates in PLTW, the percentage of students taking multiple PLTW courses and efforts to ensure equitable access to these programs.

Dr. David Dimmett, President and CEO of PLTW, congratulated Memorial and Spring Woods High Schools, emphasizing the significance of their achievement in preparing students for future careers and life beyond the classroom. He remarked, “We celebrate their dedication to empowering students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in STEM subjects and beyond.”

PLTW high school programs not only impart essential STEM skills but also foster collaboration, teamwork and communication abilities, aligning with the district's commitment to nurture the Core Characteristics of a T-2-4 Ready Graduate in all students.

For details on PLTW’s Distinguished Program Recognition, visit pltw.org/our-programs/program-recognition.


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