Programs

Tutorial Program

Our Tutorial Program provides a safe and nurturing educational environment for our students. We draw upon the most effective academic enrichment, physical fitness, nutritional and life skill programs to challenge children and make learning fun. Each participant receives a healthy snack generously provided by Kids Cafe’ each day.

The Tutorial Program is available on Tuesday and Thursday for grades 3-5, from 3:45-4:45PM.

For more information please contact, Tam Nguyen After School Coordinator,  tnguyen@swschools.org

 


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Thanks to a generous grant from Chevron, Southwest Schools is expanding the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program across the District.   The grant will focus on the implementation of three programs:  LAUNCH for elementary; GATEWAY for middle school;  ENGINEERING for high school.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S.  Among other significant findings, independent research studies reveal that PLTW students outperform their peers in school, are better prepared for post-secondary studies, and are more likely to consider careers as scientists, technology experts, engineers, mathematicians, healthcare providers, and researchers compared to their non-PLTW peers.

PLTW at Southwest Schools

LAUNCH
INTRODUCING YOUNG MINDS TO THE WONDERS OF STEM

Engaging students at a young age builds confidence, grows interest, and puts them on course for strong accomplishments in middle school, high school, and beyond.

Through PLTW Launch, our program for kindergarten through fifth grade, students become problem solvers. Students use structured approaches, like the engineering design process, and employ critical thinking. They apply STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind, learning that it is OK to take risks and make mistakes. As teachers and students learn and discover together, education becomes far more engaging. We designed PLTW Launch to offer maximum flexibility and work in a variety of settings and scenarios, which means we have an implementation model that will work for your school or organization.

 CHEVRON & PTLW

STEM education is key to keeping the U.S. competitive. Project Lead The Way offers students and educators world-class curricula and teacher training to help kids obtain the in-demand, transferable skills they need to excel. Chevron is proud to partner with Project Lead The Way to help provide access to engineering curriculum to 100,000 students across the U.S.  Visit http://www.chevronstemzone.com/pltw/  to learn more about Chevron and Project Lead The Way.