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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School announced today it has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way program that has been offered since 2009. This is the second time the school has gone through the national certification process to validate its program. PLTW, a nonprofit organization and the nationâ€™s leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education programs, offers a rigorous world-class curriculum that allows students to apply what they are learning in math and science class to real-life engineering and technology projects.
PLTW also prides itself on high-quality professional development of its teachers and an engaged network of business, community and university partners to give students the fullest experience.
Jennifer Reiff, principal of Columbia City High School said, â€śWeâ€™ve seen how the PLTW program draws more students to engineering and technology courses and gets them thinking about college and their careers. We are extremely proud to be PLTW certified and ecstatic that our students are eligible for college-level recognition, which may include college credit for select PLTW courses, scholarships and admissions preference.â€ť