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Southington High School's Project Lead the Way Program

Project Lead the Way is a pre-engineering program consisting of five sequenced courses designed to help students explore technology and engineering related careers. The PLTW Program prepares students who intend on entering a four year college after high school. Each class uses current technologies, equipment, and software while providing students an activity-, project-, and problem-based learning environment. Students attaining a minimum 85 course average and stanine score of 6 or higher on the national college exam in Introduction to Engineering Design, Digital Electronics, Principles of Engineering, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing are eligible to receive college credit. Students must apply to the Program during 8th grade by completing and returning an application packet. The Southington PLTW Program Selection Committee will review all applications and notify individuals of selection outcome.

Southington's pre-engineering program has been recognized as a leader in the State of Connecticut!

SHS's Pre-Engineering Program ranked #1 on the Career and Technical Education standardized assessment! 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

Student applications are due Wednesday, January 17, 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year.


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PLTW Program Course Descriptions