Fairview Park City Schools has been named a distinguished district for STEM and career learning program
The Fairview Park City School District has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished District for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through its PLTW programs and partnership with Polaris Career Center. It is one of just over 30 districts across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of K-12 students and teachers in over 10,500 schools across the U.S.
The PLTW Distinguished District recognition honors districts committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, Fairview Park City Schools had to have had 20 percent or more of its students in each grade, K-12, participate in a PLTW program during the 2016-17 school year.
Through PLTW programs, students develop STEM knowledge as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. As PLTW students progress through grades K-12, they are empowered to engage in problem solving and process thinking, develop technical knowledge and skills, build communication skills, and explore career opportunities.
The Fairview Park City School District offers PLTW Gateway at Mayer Middle School (6-8) with courses such as Design and Modeling, Automation and Robotics, App Creators, and Medical Detectives as well as PLTW Engineering and Biomedical Science courses offered at Fairview High School.
The Fairview Park City 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. For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit pltw.org/our-programs/program-recognition.