Rhodes School District 84.5

STEM (Science - Technology - Engineering - Math)

In 2014, we re-designed our building to now include a STEM lab. The lab contains 25 i7 processor-based latops along with a robust duty cycle HP printer able to print 11X17 stock. The lab also is Wi-Fi enabled and has a smartboard. After visting several schools, we selected the program from Project Lead the Way. All 6th-8th grade students will be part of this program.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation's leading provider of STEM programs. Our world-class curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development model, combined with an engaged network of educators and corporate and community partners, help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in our global economy.

PLTW's success in preparing students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed has been recognized by colleges and universities, Fortune 500 businesses, and numerous national organizations including Change the Equation, the Social Impact Exchange, and more.

PLTW courses are aligned with Common Core State Standards in math and English Language Arts, Next Generation Science Standards, and other national and state standards. Yet, our programs are flexible and customizable so that schools can meet their local curricular and community needs. Courses are designed to complement math and science courses offered by a school and in some instances are used as the core curriculum.

Teachers can be contacted via email. Please visit our Staff Connection to contact your child's teacher.

STEM Curriculum Maps