Project Lead The Way (PLTW) at MACS
Twenty-first Century learning maps out the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected world. These skills include knowledge of traditional core subjects such as reading, writing and arithmetic, but also emphasizes the new mix of skills that are needed in today’s Knowledge Age. These skills are commonly referred to as the “4 Cs” – communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.
A strong STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum, along with 21st Century learning, is critical to preparing our students for the global economy. It is also critical for producing the number of engineers and scientists needed to create a better world, stay globally competitive, and prepare our graduates for entering careers that are satisfying and financially rewarding.
According to the Program for International Student Assessment report, America’s 15 year olds ranked 27th out of 39 countries in mathematical ability.
In accordance with our mission of academic excellence, MACS has partnered with PLTW, a non-profit organization established in 1996, for the purpose of providing challenging yet interesting classes in engineering and science at both the middle and high school levels. PLTW is in all 50 states and serves over 3500 schools and continues to grow.
MACS currently offers the following PLTW courses:
Middle School grades 7th and 8th:
Gateway to Technology
Design and Modeling
Automation and Robotics
High School Electives:
Principals of Biomedical Sciences
Human Body Systems
Introduction to Engineering Design
Principles of Engineering (coming 2016-2017 school year)
Thank you to the supporters of our STEM curriculum.