Career and Technical Education Center

CTE Center Recertified for Project Lead The Way Engineering Program

Nov 18, 2015

The Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center announced that it has received national re-certification for its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program. This program has been certified by PLTW and available to FISD students since the CTE Center opened in 2008.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers. PLTW Engineering empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. In addition to K-12 curricular pathways, PLTW provides teachers with high-quality professional development training that gives them the support and resources they need to devote more time to inspiring students.

The national PLTW recognition distinguishes schools for successfully demonstrating a commitment to PLTW’s national standards.

As part of the recognition process, a team composed of teachers, staff, students and members of the community submitted a self-assessment of the school’s implementation of PLTW Engineering, followed by a site visit from a PLTW-affiliated team. PLTW’s team met with teachers, school administrators, counselors, students and members of the school’s Partnership Team. A PLTW school’s Partnership Team (sometimes referred to as an Advisory Council) is comprised of teachers, counselors, administrators, post-secondary representatives, business and industry professionals and other community members who actively support the PLTW program within a school.

“Congratulations to the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center, and thank you for your commitment to students,” said PLTW President and CEO Vince Bertram. “We look forward to continuing to work together to prepare students to thrive in our evolving world.”

“We’ve seen how the PLTW program draws more students to engineering, math and science and gets them thinking about college and their careers,” Dianna Manuel, principal of the Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Center said. “We are extremely proud to be PLTW certified and ecstatic that our students are eligible for college-level recognition, which may include college credit, scholarships and admissions preference.”