St. Dominic Achieves Project Lead the Way Certification

St. Dominic High School’s computer science and engineering curriculum has gained certification from Project Lead the Way, a national organization for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

St. Dominic is in its third year of offering Project Lead the Way engineering and computer science courses. This achievement solidifies the school’s partnership with the nationwide STEM program.

"We are thrilled to achieve Project Lead the Way certification," said St. Dominic Principal Janet Eaton. "Our engineering program is an incredibly important part of the curriculum. This certification will allow students to receive college credit for their coursework in the engineering program."

The certification report recognized the St. Dominic program’s vision for providing students with real-world application opportunities, including field trips and job shadowing.

The report also credited St. Dominic’s “experienced teachers who are committed, dedicated and enthusiastic about Project Lead the Way.” St. Dominic’s Project Lead the Way teachers attend summer training at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. Missouri S&T’s year-round support enables teachers to stay connected with ongoing academic support, updates to curriculum, newsletters and conferences.

St. Dominic currently offers four Project Lead the Way courses: two in computer science and two in engineering. St. Dominic will add a third Project Lead the Way computer science course in 2017-18. In future years, the school will have the option of offering a number of specialized courses in simulation, cybersecurity and other topics.