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Cario Named Distinguished School for STEM and Career Learning Program

Cario Named Distinguished School for STEM and Career Learning Program
Posted on 03/06/2018
Project Lead the Way

Thomas C. Cario Middle School (CMS) continues to build on its well-rounded tradition of academic excellence, accomplishments in the arts, and career readiness. This week, Cario Middle was recognized as a national Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW GatewayTM. CMS is one of just 110 middle schools in the country, and only one of five in South Carolina, to receive this honor in 2018.

PLTW is a non-profit organization that serves millions of K-12 students and teachers in over 10,500 schools across the United States.

“This recognition validates what incredible access students have to nationally-approved STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum at Cario,” explained Principal Sharon Randall. “We are honored to be recognized as being a PLTW Distinguished School in STEM and in using PLTW GatewayTM.”

The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. Cario offers all ten PLTW Gateway units, the maximum, to their students:

- App Creators
- Automation and Robotics
- Computer Science for Innovators and Makers
- Design and Modeling
- Energy and the Environment
- Flight and Space
- Green Architecture
- Magic of Electrons
- Medical Detectives
- Science of Technology

Students develop STEM knowledge through PLTW programs, as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives. PLTW Gateway empowers students to lead their own discovery and uncover a range of paths and possibilities they can look forward to in high school and beyond.

“It is a great honor to recognize Cario Middle School for their commitment to providing students with access to high quality STEM education,” said Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They are a model school, and they should be proud of their efforts to ensure students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose.”

For more about this accomplishment, contact Principal Randall at (843) 856-4595.

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