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Project Lead The Way Stem Program

SFA is proud to partner with Project Lead The Way to offer our students a transformative learning experience in grades 4K-8th. This program allows students to develop a strong foundation in math and science, make connections between their classroom and careers, and enhance transportable skills that will prepare them to thrive in the 21st Century.  SFA joins more than 10,000 schools across the U.S. in offering PLTW programs to students.
 
Through PLTW Launch, students in Kindergarten through 5th grade will become problem-solvers.  Studies show that students decide as early as elementary school whether they like, and think they are good at math and science. PLTW Launch taps into students' exploratory nature, engages them in learning that feels like play, and encourages them to keep discovering - now and forever.
 
PLTW Gateway is designed for students in grades 6-8, at a time when they are figuring out what they're passionate about today and how that relates to who they'll become tomorrow.  Tackling pressing challenges like designing tires for a moon rover, cleaning up an oil spill, or solving a fictional crime, students learn to test their limits and question what's possible.  And by challenging themselves to rework and refine their projects, PLTW Gateway students learn that both failure and persistence are key to learning and innovation.