Helping students develop the skills necessary to succeed in the global economy

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation’s leading provider of STEM programs. The world-class curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development model, combined with an engaged network of educators and corporate and community partners, help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in the global economy.

PLTW programs are in more than 5,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. PLTW schools can be found in rural, urban, and suburban districts; across all income levels; as well as in public, private, and charter schools.

PLTW’s success in preparing students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed has been recognized by colleges and universities, Fortune 500 businesses, and numerous national organizations including Change the Equation, the Social Impact Exchange, and more. PLTW is offered in 84 Arkansas schools, ranging from large urban schools to rural delta schools.

Currently, Arkansas has 99 PLTW programs that include 37 high school engineering programs, 12 high school biomedical science programs, 28 middle school Gateway programs, and 22 elementary Launch programs. Arkansas Tech University currently offers PLTW teacher training in multiple summer sessions for elementary, middle school and high school teachers.



Steve Sparks

Director, Existing Business Resources

(501) 682-1350