Noblesville High School is in top 1 percent of PLTW schools


Noblesville High School is in the top 1 percent of the nation’s Project Lead the Way Distinguished Schools for the fourth year in a row. NHS is one of only four high schools in Indiana to receive the recognition for four consecutive years.

NHS was recognized for providing broad access to science, technology, engineering and math learning opportunities.

Noblesville East Middle School, Noblesville West Middle School, Hazel Dell Elementary, Hinkle Creek Elementary, North Elementary and White River Elementary also were recognized, with Noblesville East Middle School being the only middle school in the state to receive the honor four consecutive years. Noble Crossing Elementary and Promise Road Elementary are not eligible for consideration because they have their own STEM programming rather than curriculum through PLTW. Stony Creek Elementary has been recognized previously.

Noblesville Schools offers 16 PLTW courses for middle and high school students, including classes like robotics, biomedical, cybersecurity and aerospace engineering. It also is one of only a few districts in the state to offer PLTW programming for all grades, with elementary students exploring flight, energy, robotics and other disciplines.

“In today’s world, hands-on STEM learning is critical for future educational opportunities and high-demand career paths,” Supt. Beth Niedermeyer stated. “We’re proud to be a leader in this area at all grade levels and are honored to be recognized.”

According to a media release from Noblesville Schools, the Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement and achievement in their PLTW STEM programs. To be eligible for the designation, schools had to offer a variety of PLTW STEM courses and have a significant portion of students participating in them, and students had to demonstrate mastery in the content and continuation in the programming.

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