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RIDGE VIEW HIGH SCHOOL GETS NEW BADGE OF DISTINCTION FOR HELPING STUDENTS OWN THEIR EDUCATION

6/3/2022

Ridge View High Arts Innovation for Medical Sciences School announced today that it has been recognized as a 2021-22 Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. Ridge View is one of two schools in the Midlands and one of 191 high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW Computer Science, Biomedical Science, and Engineering. 

Jennifer McLeod is the Magnet Director for the Institute for Health Sciences. “We are extremely proud to be recognized as a Distinguished School, particularly by an organization that empowers millions of students across the nation to unlock their potential and success in college, career and beyond,” said McLeod. 

To be eligible for the designation, Ridge View had to meet the following criteria in the 2020-21 school year: 
  • Had 25 percent of students or more participate in PLTW High School courses, or of those who participated during the 2020-21 school year, at least 33 percent took two or more PLTW courses during their tenure at the school;  
  • Offer and had students enrolled in at least three PLTW High School courses;  
  • Had strategies and procedures in place that support reasonably proportional representation with regard to race, ethnicity, poverty, gender, and can support such claims with relevant data. 
These programs inspire and engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and prepare them with the in-demand, real-world knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in life beyond the classroom. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in over 12,200 schools across the U.S.