Santa Rosa Academy Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students
Santa Rosa Academy named a distinguished district for STEM and career learning program
Menifee, CA – Santa Rosa Academy announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished District for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through its PLTW programs. It is one of just over 30 districts across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of K-12 students and teachers in over 10,500 schools across the U.S.
Mrs. Laura Badillo, Santa Rosa Academy’s Executive Director stated:“We are so excited to have received this honor! We have been a Project Lead the Way school for the last 10 years; piloting and adding programs as they have been developed. Our K-12 program is an incredible array of rigorous and engaging activities that our students thoroughly enjoy!”
The PLTW Distinguished District recognition honors districts committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, Santa Rosa Academy had to have had 20 percent or more of its students in each grade, K-12, participate in a PLTW program during the 2016-17 school year.
Through PLTW programs, students develop STEM knowledge as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. As PLTW students progress through grades K-12, they are empowered to engage in problem solving and process thinking, develop technical knowledge and skills, build communication skills, and explore career opportunities.
Santa Rosa Academy offers PLTW Launch (K-5), PLTW Gateway (6-8), and PLTW Computer Science, Engineering, and/or Biomedical Science courses.
“It is a great honor to recognize Santa Rosa Academy for its commitment to students,” said Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “These educators are leaders in what school should look like, and they should be very proud of ensuring students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose.”
Santa Rosa Academy is part of a community of K-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.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-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. More than 10,500 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.