VCS Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students

VCS Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students

Victor Central Schools has been recognized as a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished District for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through its PLTW programs. Victor is one of just 21 districts across the United States to receive this honor.

Project Lead the Way is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the United States.The PLTW Distinguished District recognition honors districts committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. Through PLTW programs, students develop in-demand knowledge and skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. They are empowered to engage in problem-solving and process thinking, develop technical knowledge and skills, build communication skills, and explore career opportunities. Victor Senior High School technology teacher, Constance Bertucci says that currently, VCS offers PLTW Engineering for students in grades 9 through12 but the push for STEM is growing. “This year, we started a Gateway program for 8th graders and next year, we will be offering this program to our 7th graders,” she said.