Project Lead The Way

When the first XLR8 STEM Academy students arrived in the fall of 2013, they were the first students in the Central Virginia area to take advantage of courses from Project Lead the Way (PLTW), the leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education curricular used in schools.

The PLTW curriculum has been designed to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and real-world problem-solving skills for students.  The hands-on, project-based program engages students on multiple levels, and provides them with a foundation and proved path to college and career readiness.

The courses in the Pathway to Engineering explore the design process and links STEM principles to relevant problem-solving activities.  The courses are designed to help prepare students to pursue post-secondary education and careers in STEM-related fields.

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