Students and Parents

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.

Introducing young minds to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math.
Middle School GATEWAY
Middle school is the perfect time for students to explore and learn that there is more than one way to reach a solution.
High School [ ENG ] [ BMS ] [ CSE ]
Earn dual college credit from UCCS while attending a PLTW-Certified high school for $102/credit.  


STEM and PLTW Benefits

  • Scholarships
    PLTW 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 Preference
    Data 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 Recognition
    PLTW 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 School

To 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.