Project Lead The Way at RUHS

PLTW stands for Project Lead The Way. PLTW pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems; empower them to solve real-world challenges; and inspire them to re-imagine how they see themselves.

PLTW is a national program started in 1997 to foster education in STEM fields. It creates curriculum for grades K through 12 and provides extensive teacher training to implement that curriculum. PLTW is for all students! The design of the courses is intended to engage students that thrive with a hands-on approach to learning through experience.

Use the link provided to visit the PLTW website and learn more about their programs. PLTW Home

At RUHS, we have 7 PLTW certified courses, four in Biomedical Science and three in Engineering.

In addition, we have 2 courses from PLTW Computer Science which are not certified but are also part of the AP program.


Earn a PLTW Medallion at graduation

Students can earn a PLTW Medallion, pin and certificate by completing 3 courses within a PLTW pathway with a B or better in each semester. 

RUHS Course Offerings

PLTW Engineering

  • Introduction to Design
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Digital Electronics


PLTW Biomedical Science

  • Principles of Biomedical Science
  • Human Body Systems
  • Medical Interventions
  • Biomedical Innovation


Computer Science (not certified by PLTW)

  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Computer Science A