Project-based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Curriculum

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High School PLTW Courses

Engineering courses at CHS for 2020-2021 school year

  • PTW: Introduction to Engineering (IED) course
  • PLTW: Principles of Engineering (POE)
  • Robotics (1 Semester), and full-year courses

Computer Science courses include

  • Computer Programming 1 (Dual Enrollment)
  • AP PLTW Computer Science Principles
  • AP Computer Science A

Middle School PLTW Courses

The Parker and the McCarthy Middle Schools are offering PLTW’s Gateway To Technology program which engages the natural curiosity and imagination of middle school students while introducing them to engineering, robotics and computer modeling.

  • PLTW: Introduction to Computer Science. 6th all sixth-grade students as part of their Computer Lab course.
  • PLTW: Design and Modeling course is taken by all 7th  graders for one term
  • PLTW: Automation and Robotics course is taken by all 8th-graders for one term

Elementary School students are enrolled in PLTW Launch which provides a good foundation for coding as part of their regularly scheduled Computer Lab classes.