Affton School District was recently recognized at the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Missouri State Conference for implementing PLTW in every school in the district. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. and engages students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems reflective of real-world scenarios and careers.
“We are excited to offer PLTW programs to our students, giving them a chance to get excited about math, science, and STEM concepts and pursue these subjects as they continue their educational careers,” said Dr. Travis Bracht, assistant superintendent.
Affton was recognized along with eight other districts from across the state on Nov. 1 at the Old Hickory Country Club, where PLTW CEO and President Vince Bertram spoke to the crowd of over 300 educators.
“Project Lead The Way is proud to partner with Affton School District to excite and engage students in math and science from the earliest ages,” Bertram said. “Together, we’re helping students make connections, understand how the world works, and develop a strong foundation that will prepare them to thrive in our evolving world.”
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.
Affton School District is part of a community of K-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. PLTW students are afforded a variety of opportunities including scholarships, preferred admission at colleges and universities, internships, industry connections, and avenues to highlight achievements.