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Awards » PLTW Distinguished School 2018

PLTW Distinguished School 2018

Diamond Bar High School Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students

Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

 

Diamond Bar High School announced that, in March 2018, it was recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Engineering. It is one of just 133 high schools 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.

“PLTW helps better prepare students for education and careers, and by recruiting through PLTW high schools, we’ve found that students are better informed and prepared in engineering before they arrive here.” – Cordelia Ontiveros, Associate Dean, Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering

The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, Diamond Bar High School had to meet the following criteria:

  • Offer at least three PLTW courses;
  • Have 70 percent of students or more earn a Proficient or higher on PLTW End-of-Course Assessments.

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.  PLTW EngineeringTM empowers high school students to step into the role of an engineer and adopt a problem-solving mindset. Students engage in collaborative, real-life activities like working with a client to design a home, programming electronic devices or robotic arms, and exploring algae as a biofuel source.

“It is a great honor to recognize Diamond Bar High School for their commitment to students,” said Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They are a model for what school should look like, and they should be very proud of ensuring students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose.”

Diamond Bar High School 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.

For more information on Diamond Bar High School’s PLTW program, contact Alina Gallardo at
agallardo@wvusd.k12.ca.us or Gabe Aguilar at gaguilar@wvusd.k12.ca.us.

 

About PLTW
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. 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. More than 10,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way,
visit pltw.org.

 

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