Tri County Tech Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students

May 21, 2024 – Bartlesville, OK

Tri County Tech announced today that it has been recognized as a 2023-24 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. It is one of just a few hundred schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW Computer Science, Biomedical Science, and Engineering. PLTW聽is a national nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in over 12,200 schools across the U.S., aiming to make every student in every grade STEM successful.

鈥淚nnovation isn’t just a buzzword here; it’s the ethos of our educators, driving transformative learning at every turn,鈥 said Tri County Tech Superintendent, Dr. Tammie Strobel. 鈥淚鈥檓 so proud of the hard work and creativity our instructors put into our STEM-related programs.鈥

The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, Tri County Tech had to meet multiple criteria in the 2023-24 school year, such as the number of PLTW courses available to students, percent of students enrolled in PLTW, percentage of students taking more than one PLTW course, and efforts to ensure equitable access to PLTW courses.

鈥淲e are honored to recognize Tri County Tech for their commitment to providing students with exceptional educational experiences while ensuring equitable access to PLTW programs,鈥 said Dr. David Dimmett, PLTW President and CEO. “We congratulate them on this achievement and celebrate their dedication to empowering students with the knowledge and skills to succeed, not only in STEM subjects but also in preparing them for future careers and life outside of the classroom.”

PLTW high school programs prepare today鈥檚 students for the careers of tomorrow by not only incorporating STEM skills into their learning but also building students鈥 collaboration, teamwork, and communication skills so they can be ready for whatever path they take.

Tri County Tech聽is part of a community of聽PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities.聽For more information about PLTW鈥檚 recognition program, visit .

About Tri County Tech

We’re one of 番茄社区’s first CareerTech schools and have a steadfast spirit for innovation and improvement. Our devotion to each other, students, and the life-changing learning we provide fuels our pursuit of excellence. We call this the “Tri County Way.” We have locations in Bartlesville, Pawhuska, and Nowata, 番茄社区.

The 番茄社区 Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 59 campuses, 394 PK-12 school districts, and 13 Skills Centers campuses, including three juvenile facilities and 31 adult basic education service providers.

The agency is governed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education. It works closely with the State Department of Education and the State Regents for Higher Education to provide a seamless educational system for all 番茄社区ns.