PLTW Launch now at six of district elementary schools!
PLTW Computer Science Curriculum now at both AVHS & FHS
To meet the needs of Pleasanton Unified School District students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and to foster the interest of those students who may not have recognized their interest, PUSD became part of the Project Lead The Way network of schools. Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous, relevant, activity and project based STEM curriculum with over 9,000 schools in all 50 states using the PLTW curriculum programs at the elementary, middle, and high school level.
The PUSD program launched in the Fall of 2012 with the Gateway program for middle school students at two of our 3 middle schools and the Engineering program for high school students at Amador Valley High School. In Fall of 2013 the Biomedical Sciences program was launched at Foothill High School. In 2014 the Engineering program was launched at FHS. That same year Mohr Elementary embraced the Launch elementary STEM program and that has grown to include several of the district's elementary schools. And in 2015 the Computer Science programs at both comprehensive high schools began the transition to the PLTW curriculum.
In all these programs. students get the chance to explore STEM related content and careers in hopes of helping them decide if a STEM career might be a good fit for them as well as laying a foundation for further study in a STEM related field after high school.
For more information about the middle school Gateway to Technology program, click here.
For more information about the high school Engineering program, click here.
For more information about the high school Biomedical Sciences program, click here.
For more information about the high school Computer Science program, click here.