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TBHS Named Project Lead the Way Distinguished School

May 17, 2023


Troy Buchanan High School Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students

Named a distinguished school for STEM curriculum and career readiness

Troy, MO – Troy Buchanan High School announced today that it has been recognized as a 2022-23 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. It is one of 262 high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW’s computer science, engineering, and biomedical pathways. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in more than 12,200 schools across the U.S. 

TBHS Principal Brian Brown noted, “We are proud to offer engaging and relevant courses for our students that prepare them for the 21st Century workforce. PLTW provides our students with opportunities to have exemplary experiences and build trusting relationships with educators and community leaders in the career areas they are exploring. Enrollment growth in these courses is a testament to the work that our educators do to bring the content to life.”

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, Troy Buchanan had to meet the following criteria in the 2021-22 school year: 

  • Had 25 percent of students or more participate in PLTW courses, or of those who participated in PLTW, at least 33 percent took two or more PLTW courses;  

  • Offer and had students enrolled in at least three PLTW courses;  

  • Have strategies in place that support reasonably proportional representation with regard to race, ethnicity, poverty, and/or gender.

“We are proud to recognize Troy Buchanan High School for their commitment to providing students with exceptional educational experiences while ensuring equitable access to PLTW programs,” said Dr. David Dimmett, PLTW President and CEO. "We congratulate them on this achievement and celebrate their important work empowering students with the knowledge and skills to succeed, not only in STEM subjects but also more generally in life and career."


Troy Buchanan is part of a community of 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. For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit



 About Troy Buchanan High School
Troy Buchanan High School is a part of the Lincoln County R-III School District located in Troy, MO, and serves approximately 1,500 10-12 grade students from Troy, Moscow Mills, and Hawk Point. TBHS is home to state and nationally-recognized programs, organizations, co-, and extra-curricular activities including Project Lead The Way, Future Farmers of America (FFA), Show Choir, Band, and athletics.

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PLTW Computer Science 

The PLTW Computer Science interdisciplinary courses engage students in compelling, real-world computer science challenges. As students work together to design solutions, they learn more than just how to code, developing computational thinking and communication skills for our increasingly technology-based economy.

PLTW Biomedical Science 

PLTW Biomedical Science introduces high school students to medicine and human body systems, as well as the wide array of biomedical science careers. Throughout the program, students take on the same real-world challenges as biomedical science professionals, preparing them for careers in medical and health-related fields.

PLTW Engineering 

PLTW Engineering empowers high school students to step into the role of an engineer and adopt a problem-solving mindset. Students engage in collaborative, real-life activities like working with a client to design a home, programming electronic devices or robotic arms, and exploring algae as a biofuel source.  


About PLTW

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a mission-driven organization that is transforming the learning experience for millions of PreK-12 students and thousands of 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 12,200 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