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Hudson High School received PLTW honor

Hudson High School has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW (Computer Science, Biomedical Science, and Engineering). It is one of 133 high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of K-12 students and teachers in over 10,500 schools across the U.S.

Peg Shoemaker, Principal of Hudson High School said, "When students are challenged by real-world dilemmas and authentic problems to solve, engagement and rigorous thinking deepens. The Project Lead the Way experience provides this type of learning."

The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, Hudson High School had to meet the following criteria:

• Offer at least three PLTW courses;

• Have 25 percent of students or more participate in PLTW courses, or of those who participated in PLTW, at least 33 percent took two or more PLTW courses;

• Have 70 percent of students or more earn a Proficient or higher on PLTW End-of-Course Assessments, or 10 percent of students earn the AP + PLTW Student Achievement.

Through PLTW programs, students develop STEM knowledge as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. Students have the opportunity to engage in collaborative real-life activities in the various PLTW courses.

"It is a great honor to recognize Hudson High School for their commitment to students," said Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. "They are a model for what school should look like, and they should be very proud of ensuring students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose."

Hudson High School is part of a community of K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities. For more information about PLTW's recognition program, visit

For more information on Hudson High School's PLTW program, contact Dan Weiland or Melisa Hansen at 715-377-3800.