AHS Engineering Program Earns Certification

Affton High School students can now earn college credit for studying engineering.

students who study engineering under Project Lead The Way can now earn college credit from universities across the country.

 engineering chapter of Project Lead The Way—an organization that prepares students for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics—has received full certification, meaning students who complete the program can earn college credit from affiliate Universities.

In Missouri, the Missouri University of Science and Technology gives students college credit for participating in Project Lead The Way, and the University of Missouri offers scholarships. Other schools across the country, such as the Rochester Institute of Technology, also offer special opportunities to these students.

Earning full certification is “extremely” important, and not every school earns it, said Marilyn Allen, coordinator of the CompTIA A+ certification, tech Prep, Career and Technical Education and Project Lead The Way.

Evaluators said Affton High School met every guideline required to be an officially certified school, Allen said.

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