Project Lead the Way

  • Project Lead the Way

        Project Lead the Way is an engaging K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.  Along with learning grade level content, PLTW courses focus on problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance.  Stockton Unified will have 30 schools offering PLTW at the start of the 2019-20 school year. 

       Our goal is to produce 350-400 STEM prepared graduates each year that go on to colleges and local employers to support a STEM powered economy in the region. 

    Elementary and Middle School PLTW Programs:

    Launch is an engaging project based K-5 STEM curriculum. Launch modules consist of 3 activities, a project, and culminate in a relevant engineering design problem.

    Gateway offers in depth elective courses for students in grades 6-8 that form a bridge from Elementary to High School programs. Gateway programs give students the prerequisite skills to pursue the diversity of engineering, biomedical science, and computer science pathways availiable at our local high schools. 

    High School PLTW Programs:

    Engineering programs prepare students to engage in solving real world problems across a wide range of engineering disciplines from civil engineering to computer integrated manufacturing. 

    Biomedical Science is offered exclusively at Health Careers Academy.  Biomedical Science is a specialized program that takes students into a deep exploration of the science of medicine.

    Computer Science equips students to not only consume computer programs, but to create them. 

  • PLTW High Schools:

    Chavez High School

    Engineering Pathway: Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Engineering Design and Development

    Edison High School

    Engineering Pathway: Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    Computer Science Pathway: Computer Science Essentials, Computer Science Principles

    Franklin High School

    Computer Science: Computer Science Essentials

    Health Career Academy

    Biomedical Sciences Pathway: Principles of Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, Biomedical Innovation

    Merlo Institute

    Engineering Pathway: Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    Weber Institute

    Computer Science: Computer Science Essentials

     

  • PLTW Elementary Schools:

     

    Launch (K-5)

    Gateway Courses (6-8) *

    Adams Elementary

    X

    AR

    Bush Elementary

    X

    DM

    Cleveland Elementary

    X

    AR

    Commodore Stockton Skills

    X

    AR, DM, FS, ME, MD

    Huerta Elementary

     

    AR, DM

    Elmwood Elementary

     

    AR

    Fillmore Elementary

    X

    AR, EE

    Washington Elementary

    X

     

    Grunsky Elementary

    X

    AR

    Harrison Elementary

    X

    DM, AR

    Henry Elementary

    X

    AR, CSI

    Hong Kingston Elementary

     

    AR

    Hoover Elementary

    X

    AR, EE

    Kennedy Elementary

    X

    AR, DM, MD

    King Elementary

     

    AR

    Marshall Elementary

    X

    AR, DM

    Monroe Elementary

    X

    AR

    Montezuma Elementary

    X

    AR

    Nightingale Charter

    X

     

    Pittman Charter

    X

     

    Primary Years Academy (PYA)

    X

     

    Roosevelt Elementary

    X

    AR

    Tyler Skills Elementary

     

    AR, DM

    Peyton Elementary

    X

    AR, AC

    Van Buren Elementary

    X

     

    Victory Elementary

    X

    AR, DM

     

    *Gateway Course Titles: Automation and Robotics (AR); Design and Modelling (DM); Flight and Space(FS); Magic of Electrons (ME); Medical Detectives (MD); Computer Science for Innovators and Makers (CSI); Energy and the Environment (EE)

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  • Project Lead the Way in the News: Engineering a Future.

    "When I saw PLTW, I was not thinking about my students, my teachers or my school. I was thinking about my city." - Dan Wright, Principal at Harrison Elementary School, and City of Stockton, City Council Member.

    "This is not just about educating students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, this is about changing the make-up of the regions labor market with STEM-ready individuals" - Dr. Ward Andrus, Director.

    Perseverance!