Kent Island High School Named Project Lead The Way Distinguished School
KENT ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL IS PLTW DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL
One of Four Maryland High Schools Honored Two Years In A Row
For the second year in a row, Kent Island High School is being celebrated as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for increasing student access, engagement and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and making connections to in-demand careers.
Kent Island is one of four high schools in Maryland to be named a PLTW Distinguished School for a second consecutive year, one of 16 high schools to be honored statewide, and one of 64 high schools nationally to earn the distinction this school year.
“I am so proud of the Kent Island teachers and staff for increasing access to STEM education and making learning meaningful for students,” said Queen Anne’s County Public Schools superintendent Dr. Andrea Kane. “Our students are developing the skills to solve real-world challenges, reach their goals after high school and make positive contributions to our community.”
Kent Island HS is the second Queen Anne’s County public school recognized as a PLTW Distinguished School. High schools had to meet the following criteria to be eligible for the designation:
- Offer at least three PLTW courses;
- Have 25 percent of students or more participate in PLTW courses, or of those who participated in PLTW, at least 33 percent took two or more PLTW courses during their high school tenure;
- Have 70 percent of students or more earn a Proficient or higher on PLTW End-of-Course Assessments, or 10 percent of students earn the AP + PLTW Student Achievement.
Kent Island High School and Stevensville Middle School, which earned the PLTW Distinguished School honor for middle schools, are 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.
For more information on Kent Island High School’s PLTW program or to plan a school visit, contact Joshua Dishong at Joshua.Dishong@qacps.org.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW)is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. Approximately 11,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.