2021-22 PLTW Distinguished High School

NRHS & LHS PLTW Distinguished High School
Posted on 05/26/2022

Nansemond River High School  & Lakeland High School have been both named a PLTW Distinguished School! NRHS & LHS are two of 191 high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW [Computer Science, Biomedical Science, Engineering].

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in over 12,200 schools across the U.S. 

The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, NRHS and LHS had to meet the following criteria in the 2020-21 school year: 

  • Had 25 percent of students or more participate in PLTW High School courses, or of those who participated during the 2020-21 school year, at least 33 percent took two or more PLTW courses during their tenure at the school;  
  • Offer and had students enrolled in at least three PLTW High School courses;  
  • Had strategies and procedures in place that support reasonably proportional representation with regard to race, ethnicity, poverty, gender, and can support such claims with relevant data.