Certification

August 31, 2016
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN BECOMING A CERTIFIED PLTW SCHOOL?

Schools that adopt the PLTW program sign a School District Agreement requiring them to begin the process of certification by the beginning of their second year and to renew every five years after that. The purpose of certification is two-fold: to ensure implementation of a high quality PLTW program and verify college credit eligibility for select PLTW courses.

The three-step certification process involves: a self-assessment, site visit and final certification report. PLTW certification standards are outlined in the self-assessment document and demonstrate schools meet PLTW quality standards in: professional development of teachers and counselors; implementation of curriculum using required equipment and software; and the formation of a Partnership Team, among others.

Certification Minimum Requirements
  1. PLTW courses are taught by a teacher who has successfully completed PLTW Core Training.
  2. Classroom equipment and software meets or exceeds the PLTW specifications.
  3. A partnership team that supports the program and meets on a regular basis with a specific agenda and goals to accomplish.
Steps required for high school certification:
  1. Complete the Engineering Self Assessment or Biomedical Sciences Self Assessment and submit to PLTW.
  2. Schedule a site visit. Please email Donn Griffith 3 dates you have available in your school schedule for the site visit. Donn will coordinate one of the dates with the state leader and his schedule.
  3. Email Krystal DuBose an agenda for the site visit.
  4. Cost per high school review is $250 payable to University of South Carolina.

VIEW ACTIVE AND CERTIFIED HIGH SCHOOLS
Active and Certified* High Schools
  • Abbeville County Career Center *
  • Academic Magnet High School *
  • Academy For Technology and Academics *
  • Aiken High School *
  • Airport High School *
  • Anderson Districts 1 And 2 Career & Tech Center **
  • Anderson V Career Campus **
  • Ashley Ridge High School *
  • Battery Creek High School *
  • Beaufort High School *
  • Berkeley High School *
  • Bluffton High School *
  • Blythewood High School *
  • Brookland Cayce High School *
  • Broome High School *
  • Buford High School *
  • Calhoun County High School *
  • Cane Bay High School *
  • Carolina High and Academy *
  • Chapin High School *
  • Charleston Charter School for Math & Science *
  • Chester County Career Center *
  • Clover High School *
  • Columbia High School *
  • Conway High School
  • Cope Area Career Center *
  • Daniel Island School
  • Daniel Morgan Technology Center *
  • Dreher High School *
  • Dutch Fork High School *
  • F P Hamilton Career Center **
  • Floyd D Johnson Technology CenterĀ *
  • Fort Dorchester High School *
  • Fort Mill High School *
  • G Frank Russell Career Center *
  • Gaffney High School *
  • Garrett Academy of Technology *
  • Golden Strip Career Center
  • Goose Creek High School
  • Greenville Senior High School *
  • Greer High School *
  • Hanahan High School *
  • Indian Land High School ***
  • Irmo High School *
  • J Harley Bonds Career Center
  • J L Mann High Academy *
  • James Island High School *
  • Lake Marion High School *
  • Lancaster High School *
  • Laurens District High School
  • Lower Richland High School *
  • Marlboro County High School
  • Mauldin High School *
  • Nation Ford High School *
  • Newberry County Career Center *
  • Ninety Six High School
  • North Augusta High School
  • Northwestern High School *
  • Orangeburg Five Technology Center *
  • Pendleton High School *
  • Pickens County Career Center **
  • R B Stall High School
  • Richland One Middle College
  • Ridge View High School
  • Rock Hill High School *
  • Seneca High School *
  • Silver Bluff High School
  • South Pointe High School *
  • Spartanburg High School
  • Spring Valley High School *
  • Stratford High School *
  • Strom Thurmond High School
  • Summerville High School *
  • Sumter High School
  • T L Hanna High School *
  • Tamassee Salem (Middle\)High School *
  • Thunderbolt Career & Technology Center *
  • Timberland High School
  • Union County High School *
  • Wade Hampton High School Greenville *
  • Wade Hampton High School Varnville *
  • Walhalla High School *
  • Wando High School **
  • West Ashley High School *
  • West Oak High School *
  • Westside High School *
  • White Knoll High School ***
  • WJ Keenan High School *
  • Woodland High *
  • Cross High School
  • Hardeeville Middle High School
  • Scott’s Branch High
*PLTW PTE Certified Schools
**PLTW PTE & BMS Certified Schools
***PLTW BMS Certified Schools
Active and Recognized* Middle Schools
  • Aiken Middle School
  • Alcorn Middle School
  • Banks Trail Middle School
  • Batesburg Leesville Middle School
  • Beck Academy
  • Belton Middle School
  • Berkeley Middle School
  • Bryson Middle School
  • Camden Middle School
  • Carver Middle School *
  • Carver-Edisto Middle School
  • Castle Heights Middle School
  • CE Williams Middle School
  • Chapin Middle School
  • Chester Middle School
  • Darlington Middle School
  • DuBose Middle School
  • Dutch Fork Middle School
  • Fort Mill Middle School
  • Fulmer Middle School
  • Glennview Middle School
  • Gold Hill Middle School
  • Greer Middle School
  • Gregg Middle School
  • Hanahan Middle School *
  • HE McCracken Middle School
  • Holly Hill Roberts Middle School
  • Hopkins Middle School
  • Hughes Academy of Science & Technology
  • Irmo Middle School
  • Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science
  • Ladys Island Middle
  • Laing Middle School
  • Lakeside Middle School
  • Lewisville Middle School
  • Macedonia Middle School
  • Marrington Middle School
  • McCants Middle School *
  • Mid-Carolina Middle School
  • Newberry Middle School
  • Oakway Middle School
  • Palmetto Middle School
  • Pine Ridge Middle School
  • Powdersville Middle School
  • Ralph Chandler Middle School
  • Riverside Middle School
  • Robert Anderson Middle School
  • Robert E.Howard Middle
  • Robert Smalls Middle School
  • Saluda Trail Middle School
  • Sandhills Middle School
  • Sangaree Middle School
  • Scott’s Branch Middle
  • Sedgefield Middle School
  • Seneca Middle School *
  • Southeast Middle
  • Southwood Midde School *
  • Springfield Middle School
  • Tanglewood Middle School
  • Tamassee Salem Middle (/ High) School *
  • Thomas C Cario Middle School
  • Walhalla Middle School
  • West Oak Middle School *
  • Westview Middle School Goose Creek
  • Westview Middle School Greenwood
  • Whale Branch Middle School
  • White Knoll Middle School
  • William J. Clark Middle School
  • Wren Middle School
  • York Junior High School
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