Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) offer a strong support system for STEM education and a powerful university presence to create the best opportunities for students in Colorado.
STEM and PLTW Benefits
ScholarshipsPLTW students often show increased performance and persistence versus their non-PLTW peers. As a result, many colleges and universities offer scholarships for PLTW students to attend their institution.
Admissions PreferenceData show that PLTW graduates often excel and persist at a higher rate than their non-PLTW peers. As a result, many institutions wish to offer preference to PLTW students seeking admission.
College-Level RecognitionPLTW classes are nationally standardized, project-based courses that prepare students for college-level work and culminate with a student assessment, which colleges and universities can use to determine if a student earns college credit: Course Substitution Credit, Advanced Standing Credit, Partial Course Credit, Bridge Courses, or Test-Out/Challenge Exam
Announcing 2 new degrees for PLTW students from UCCS
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Engineering and Applied Science has created 2 new bachelor degree programs specifically for STEM students and careers. PLTW preferred admittance and dual credit eligibility.
- Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics and Systems Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering Education
Bring PLTW To Your Child's SchoolTo bring PLTW to your child's K-12 school, we recommend parents:
- Contact your student's counselor or school administrator to inquire why they don't have the program and if it will be an option for them in the near future.
- If your child is in high school, inquire if another school in your district has the program; sometimes they allow a student to attend a PLTW class in the partnering district high school.