Wabash High School received national recognition as one of only 191 schools across the nation honored for "providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW, Computer Science, Biomedical Science, and Engineering courses". PLTW (Project Lead the Way) is the vendor who provides STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) materials to PK-12 schools. Wabash City Schools proudly provides PLTW at every grade level.
In order to receive this honor, WHS had to meet the following criteria in the 2020-21 school year:
- Had 25 percent of students or more participate in PLTW High School courses, or of those who participated during the 2020-21 school year, at least 33 percent took two or more PLTW courses during their tenure at the school;
- Offer and had students enrolled in at least three PLTW High School courses;
- Had strategies and procedures in place that support reasonably proportional representation with regard to race, ethnicity, poverty, gender, and can support such claims with relevant data.
“We are honored to recognize Wabash High School 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. “Wabash High School 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"