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Hen Hud Among Just 133 Nationally Named STEM Distinguished Schools

Students in Hendrick Hudson High School’s PLTW Biomedical class examine cow elbows and long bones.
Students in Hendrick Hudson High School’s PLTW Biomedical class examine cow elbows and long bones. Photo Credit: Provided

Hendrick 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 Computer Science, Biomedical Science, and Engineering.

Hen Hud is one of just 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 more than 10,500 schools nationwide.

The Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs.

To be eligible for the designation, Hendrick Hudson High School had to meet the following criteria:

-- Offer at least three PLTW courses;

-- Have 25 percent of its 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 score 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.

“It is a great honor to recognize Hendrick Hudson High School for its 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.”

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