Westminster students who enroll in the engineering program can now receive dual credit for successfully completed courses. Westminster is the first private school in the state of Missouri to receive this college credit certification by national STEM program provider, Project Lead the Way (PLTW).
“It can be difficult as a private school to meet all the rigorous requirements of PLTW,” says Westminster engineering teacher Maggie Moore. “This certification shows Westminster’s dedication to excellence in the STEM field. Schools that offer a Christian education can tend to focus on either the “Christian” aspect or the “education” aspect. I am proud that Westminster not only focuses on, but exceeds expectations in both of these areas.”
A four-member team from PLTW visited Westminster’s campus to evaluate and observe engineering classes, interview teachers and administrators and meet with the Westminster STEM Advisory Board to include parents, alumni, students, industry leaders, administrators and counselors.
“The team commended our implementation of the PLTW curriculum and offered suggestions for improvement,” says Evan Munger, physics teacher. “We are extremely proud of all the hard work by our faculty and staff.”
PLTW is a non-profit organization that provides STEM programs to elementary, middle, and high schools across the U.S. Westminster is a registered member of the PLTW Engineering program, utilizing curriculum that teaches students to apply engineering, science, math and technology to solve complex and real-world problems.
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