New Prairie High School and NPUSC are members of the South LaPorte County Special Education Cooperative where we have some incredibly dedicated and talented educators and professionals who work with our students with special needs in order for them to become successful in school as well as prepared to transition into the world as productive citizens.
We are proud to be a part of this cooperative and that they work with us hand-in-hand with these amazing students.
This video was produced in giving special recognition and bringing to light our students who face challenges and trials on an everyday basis, and we felt appropriate to share this out now since the month of March is Disability Awareness month.
Please take the time to watch this powerfully touching video; however, I warn you up front, you may want to have a box of tissues close at hand.
May we all become more aware of these students who can and will touch our lives and will make a difference in the world we live in.
Thank you for taking the time to watch. Feel free to share it out on your own timelines in order that many more will become enlightened about the supportive programs we have here in our local area to help kids become more successful in every aspect of their lives. It truly is an honor to serve them and to work alongside of these professionals who dedicate their lives to our kids.
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Project Lead The Way Certification
New Prairie High School
Receives Project Lead The Way Certification for STEM Education Program
New Carlisle, Indiana--New Prairie High School announced today that it has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program that it has been offering since 2007- PLTW, a nonprofit organization and the nation's leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education programs, offers a rigorous world-class curriculum that allows students to apply what they are learning in math and science class to real-life biomedical science projects. PLTW also prides itself on high-quality professional development of its teachers and an engaged network of business, community and university partners to give students the fullest experience.
The national PLTW recognition program distinguishes schools for successfully demonstrating a commitment to PLTW's national standards. Additionally, certification as a PLTW school provides students with the opportunity to apply for college credit or receive college-level recognition at PLTW affiliate universities when they successfully complete select PLTW courses in high school. PLTW has more than 40 affiliate college and university partners.
"New Prairie High School should be congratulated for demonstrating once again its commitment to PLTW's quality standards," said PLTW President and CEO Vince Bertram. 'The real winners here, however, are the 196 students taking the classes. Students benefit from PL1W's innovative, project-based curriculum that encourages creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking. We look forward to many more years of working together to prepare New Prairie students to become the most innovative and productive in the world."