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Chapin PLTW Magnet Receives Distinguished Recognition

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(CHAPIN HIGH SCHOOL – May 3, 2023) – Chapin High School has been named one of 22 Texas campuses to be to be recognized as a 2022-23 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School.

Chapin also is one of 262 high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW’s computer science, engineering, and biomedical pathways.

“Our team is very excited for this recognition because we understand the value of creative problem solving, hands-on learning, as well as a commitment to strong STEM courses with advanced mathematics and sciences,” said Johanna Daniels-Sherman, Chapin magnet coordinator.  “We have high expectations for students and want to provide them the best opportunities we can.  With recognitions like this, we know we are meeting our goals of being the strongest STEM program in the area.” 

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in more than 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, Chapin High School had to meet the following criteria in the 2021-22 school year:

· Had 25 percent of students or more participate in PLTW courses, or of those who participated in PLTW, at least 33 percent took two or more PLTW courses;

· Offer and had students enrolled in at least three PLTW courses;

· Have strategies in place that support reasonably proportional representation with regard to race, ethnicity, poverty, and/or gender.

“We are proud to recognize Captain John L. Chapin High School PLTW program for their commitment to providing students with exceptional educational experiences while ensuring equitable access to PLTW programs,” said Dr. David Dimmett, PLTW President and CEO. "We congratulate them on this achievement and celebrate their important work empowering students with the knowledge and skills to succeed, not only in STEM subjects, but also more generally in life and career."