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RJHS Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students
RJHS Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students
Jessica Baldwin
Friday, March 01, 2019

RJHS is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW GatewayTM. It is one of just 148 middle schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. 

This is a very big honor given to PLTW schools & districts who meet very strict criteria.  There are only 14 schools/districts that are on the list as PLTW Distinguished Schools/Districts in AR, and 3 of them are in RSD!!

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

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, RJHS had to meet the following criteria during the 2017-18 school year:

  • Offer at least one PLTW Gateway unit at each grade level;
  • Have at least 50 percent of the student body participating;
  • Have 25 percent of students advancing to high school participate in two or more units during their middle school tenure.

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 Gateway empowers students to lead their own discovery and uncover a range of paths and possibilities they can look forward to in high school and beyond.

“It is a great honor to recognize RJHS for their commitment to students,” said Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They are a model for what schools 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.”

RJHS is part of a community of PreK-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.

Congratulations everyone on all the hard work it took to make this happen!!  We have the best team here at RJHS! 

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