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Project Lead The Way

Cutting-Edge for Today's Middle Schools

Click HERE for a Robotics video demonstration!

NACME Badge Recently a grant written by Shari Hembree, Sequoia Middle School Science Department Chair, was awarded by NACME in support of our PLTW Gateway To Technology program. The grant money received from NACME will assist us by providing students with opportunities in pre-engineering innovation and technology.

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Reaching higher student achievement levels and helping students to value learning are universal goals for all educators. However, one of the most effective ways to achieve rigor and relevance is through the use of activities-based learning, project-based learning, and problem-based learning. This is the focus of Project Lead The Way® (PLTW) -A pre-engineering middle and high school program. Sequoia Middle School students can take courses that will help prepare them to attend the new Harmony Magnet Academy - An Engineering/Fine Arts Magnet High School in the Porterville Unified School District scheduled to open in the 2008-09 school year.

Click HERE to watch an interview with Harmony Magnet Academy Director Mike Henson.


Teaching involves demonstrating skills and presenting knowledge, however learning does not occur until the students engage and understand. Engaging students hands-on in solving real-world problems is a great motivator. Project Lead The Way prepares students with the foundations of engineering at high levels. The math, science, and technology integrated GTT program helps students develop and hone skills in middle school that enable them to enter the high school program with foundational knowledge and skills for success in pre-engineering.

Click HERE for further information about PLTW schools.