Noblesville Schools has announced that Noblesville High School (NHS) has been nationally recognized for the fourth year in a row as a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning opportunities for students.
NHS is one of only four high schools in Indiana to receive the four-time recognition, putting them in an elite, top 1% group nationally.
Noblesville East Middle School, Noblesville West Middle School, Hazel Dell Elementary, Hinkle Creek Elementary, North Elementary and White River Elementary were also recognized, with Noblesville East the only middle school in the state to receive the honor four years in a row.
Noble Crossing Elementary and Promise Road Elementary are not eligible for consideration as they utilize their own STEM programming rather than curriculum through PLTW. Stony Creek Elementary has been recognized previously.
Noblesville Schools offers 16 different PLTW courses for middle and high school students including classes like robotics, biomedical, cybersecurity and aerospace engineering. It is also one of only a few districts in the state to offer PLTW programming K-12, with elementary students exploring flight, energy, robotics and more.
The Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW STEM programs. To be eligible for the designation, schools had to offer a variety of PLTW STEM courses and have a significant portion of students participating in them, while students had to demonstrate mastery in the content and continuation in the programming.