Project Lead the Way offers a sequence of high school courses that follows a proven hands-on, real-world problem-solving approach to learning. Students learn and apply the design process, acquire strong teamwork and communication proficiency and develop organizational, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills.
The high school program is taught in conjunction with a rigorous academic curriculum. (All specialization courses are not offered at all PLTW schools.)
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.
Principles of Engineering (POE)
Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.
*BioE will replace Biotechnical Engineering (BE), which PLTW will continue to offer until the end of the 2016-17 school year. BE End of Course Assessments will no longer be available after spring 2015.
Open doors in any career with computer science! In CSE, students create apps for mobile devices, automate tasks in a variety of languages, and find patterns in data. Students collaborate to create and present solutions that can improve people’s lives, and weigh the ethical and societal issues of how computing and connectivity are changing the world.*CSE is also the first course in PLTW's Computer Science program. Students will be able to count CSE as both the third course of PLTW Engineering and the first course of PLTW Computer Science if they decide to pursue and complete two programs of study. Click here for more about our Computer Science program.
Course descriptions are from PLTW website. For additional information, visit the PLTW website.