Lawrenceburg High School receives national recognition as Project Lead the Way Distinguished School

News article from Eagle Country 99.3


(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Lawrenceburg High School has been named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning.

Recently, Lawrenceburg High School was recognized as a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished School.

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

To be eligible for the award, Lawrenceburg High School had to meet the following criteria:

  • Have more than 50 percent of the student body participating during the 2019-20 school year.
  • Have 25 percent of students advancing to high school participate in two or more units.
  • Offer at least one PTLW Gateway unit at each grade level.
  • Have strategies and supports in place that support reasonably proportional representation regarding race, ethnicity, poverty, gender and can support such claims with relevant data.

LHS is one of 158 schools across the county to receive the recognition.

“It is a great honor to recognize Lawrenceburg High School for their unwavering commitment to provide students with an excellent educational experience despite the unusual circumstances and unique challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic presented to the educational landscape this past year,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They should be very proud of their achievement in unlocking their students’ potential and equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in life beyond the classroom no matter what career path they choose.”

For more information on PLTW, visit