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Synergy Academies is a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished District

Synergy Charter Academy and Synergy Kinetic Academy Receive National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students

Named a distinguished district for STEM and career learning program


On February 28, 2019, Synergy Academies announced that Synergy Charter Academy and Synergy Kinetic Academy have 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. It is one of just 21 districts across the U.S. to receive this honor.


PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S. The PLTW Distinguished District recognition honors districts committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, Synergy schools had to have had 20 percent or more of its students in each grade, K-12, participate in a PLTW program during the 2017-18 school year.


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. As PLTW students progress through grades PreK-12, they are empowered to engage in problem-solving and process thinking, develop technical knowledge and skills, build communication skills, and explore career opportunities. Synergy offers PLTW Launch (K-5; Synergy Charter Academy), PLTW Gateway (6-8; Synergy Kinetic Academy), and PLTW Computer Science and Engineering (9-12; Synergy Quantum Academy).


“It is a great honor to recognize Synergy for its commitment to students,” said Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “These are leaders in what school should look like, and they should be very proud of ensuring students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose.” For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit


Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. Approximately 11,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit