PCA’s Engineering Academy Honored with PLTW Distinction

Prattville Christian Academy was recognized as a 2019-2020 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for its Engineering Academy – the only PLTW-certified program in Alabama, in a private school setting. 

PCA’s Engineering Academy was one of 11 schools recognized in Alabama and the state’s only Distinguished High School honoree for this year. “Your school is one of 143 PLTW high school programs across the country to receive recognition this year,” said PLTW President and CEO Vince Bertram. “The PLTW recognition program is designed to honor districts and schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. These districts and schools are empowering students to thrive in an evolving world and have achieved exemplary results from their PLTW programs.”

Since 2013, PCA’s Engineering Academy has grown from 13 students to more than 60 students. This four-year program teaches critical thinking and reasoning skills as well as the opportunity for students to work with their hands in a technologically advanced setting. PCA’s Engineering Academy, along with similar programs, offers students the chance to learn more about the profession they possible want to pursue after graduation. These courses allow students exposure to the industry while learning valuable skills that will assist them in furthering their interests beyond high school.

Engineering Design
Principles of Engineering
Civil Engineering and Architecture
Engineering Capstone

“It is a great honor and privilege to be a part of PCA’s Engineering Academy,” said David Dean, Academy Instructor. “I’ve watched it grow from the beginning with students who are dedicated to achieving maximum success in the program and in life.” 

PCA is proud to partner with Project Lead The Way as the nation’s leading provider of K-12 STEM programs. PCA’s Engineering Academy enjoys access to world-class curriculum and a 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 the global economy.

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