Affton School District is proud to announce that for the fourth year in a row, we have been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished District for helping students unlock their potential and preparing them to thrive in life beyond the classroom.
We are one of just four districts across the U.S. and the only district in Missouri to receive this honor for the fourth time in a row.
In addition, all four of our K-12 schools - Mesnier Primary School, Gotsch Intermediate School, Rogers Middle School, and Affton High School - have also been recognized as Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished Schools. In the 2021-22 school year:
- Affton High School is just one of 21 in Missouri named a Distinguished PLTW High School. They are one of only two high schools in the state and one of 24 high schools across the nation that have earned the distinction five times.
- Rogers Middle School is one of the 14 middle schools in Missouri named a Distinguished PLTW Gateway School. They are the only middle school in the state and one of 22 middle schools in the nation that have earned the distinction five times.
- Gotsch Intermediate and Mesnier Primary are two of 16 elementary schools in Missouri named Distinguished PLTW Launch Schools. They are the only two elementary schools in the state and two of 46 elementary schools in the nation that have earned the distinction five times.
The PLTW Distinguished District and School recognition honors districts committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. Through PLTW, students develop in-demand knowledge and skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. As PLTW students progress through grades PreK-12, they are empowered to engage in problem-solving and process thinking, develop technical knowledge and skills, build communication skills, and explore career opportunities.
“We are honored to recognize Affton School District for their unwavering commitment to provide students with an excellent educational experience despite the last two years having been some of the most challenging in recent history for students and educators across the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. David Dimmett, Interim President and CEO of PLTW. “Affton Schools should be very proud of their achievements in unlocking their students’ potential and equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in life beyond the classroom no matter what career path they choose.”
Affton School District offers PLTW Launch (Grades PreK-5), PLTW Gateway (Grades 6-8), and PLTW Computer Science, Engineering, and Biomedical Science (Grades 9-12).